lists.openwall.net   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  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, 21 Sep 2007 03:32:07 +0930
From:	David Newall <david@...idnewall.com>
To:	Philipp Marek <philipp@...ek.priv.at>
CC:	7eggert@....de, Alan Cox <alan@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk>,
	Bill Davidsen <davidsen@....com>, majkls <majkls@...pere.com>,
	bunk@...tum.de, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: sys_chroot+sys_fchdir Fix

Philipp Marek wrote:
> AFAIK pivot_root() changes the / mapping for *all* processes, no?
>   

The manual page is confusing.  It even admits to being "intentionally 
vague".  However the goal seems clear:

    "pivot_root() moves the root file system of the current process to
    the directory put_old and makes new_root the new root file system of
    the current process"
    -- man 2 pivot_root

There's an argument that pivot_root could be improved...
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at  http://www.tux.org/lkml/

Powered by blists - more mailing lists