lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:30:43 +0200
From:   Jan Kara <>
To:     "Darrick J. Wong" <>
Cc:     xfs <>,
        linux-ext4 <>,
        linux-btrfs <>,
        linux-fsdevel <>
Subject: Re: Shameless plug for the FS Track at LPC next week!


We did a small update to the schedule:

> Christian Brauner will run the second session, discussing what idmapped
> filesystem mounts are for and the current status of supporting more
> filesystems.

We have extended this session as we'd like to discuss and get some feedback
from users about project quotas and project ids:

Project quotas were originally mostly a collaborative feature and later got
used by some container runtimes to implement limitation of used space on a
filesystem shared by multiple containers. As a result current semantics of
project quotas are somewhat surprising and handling of project ids is not
consistent among filesystems. The main two contending points are:

1) Currently the inode owner can set project id of the inode to any
arbitrary number if he is in init_user_ns. It cannot change project id at
all in other user namespaces.

2) Should project IDs be mapped in user namespaces or not? User namespace
code does implement the mapping, VFS quota code maps project ids when using
them. However e.g. XFS does not map project IDs in its calls setting them
in the inode. Among other things this results in some funny errors if you
set project ID to (unsigned)-1.

In the session we'd like to get feedback how project quotas / ids get used
/ could be used so that we can define the common semantics and make the
code consistently follow these rules.

Jan Kara <>

Powered by blists - more mailing lists