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Date:	Fri, 04 Jul 2008 15:40:19 +0900
From:	Tejun Heo <htejun@...il.com>
To:	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>
CC:	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...e.de>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Daniel Lezcano <dlezcano@...ibm.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Al Viro <viro@....linux.org.uk>,
	Linux Containers <containers@...ts.osdl.org>,
	Benjamin Thery <benjamin.thery@...l.net>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 06/15] Introduce sysfs_sd_setattr and fix sysfs_chmod

Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Currently sysfs_chmod calls sys_setattr which in turn calls
> inode_change_ok which checks to see if it is ok for the current user
> space process to change tha attributes. Since sysfs_chmod_file has
> only kernel mode clients denying them permission if user space is the
> problem is completely inappropriate.
> 
> Therefore factor out sysfs_sd_setattr which does not call
> inode_change_ok and modify sysfs_chmod_file to call it.
> 
> In addition setting victim_sd->s_mode explicitly in sysfs_chmod_file
> is redundant so remove that as well.
> 
> Thanks to Tejun Heo <htejun@...il.com>, and
> Daniel Lezcano <dlezcano@...ibm.com> for working on this
> and spotting this case.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@...ssion.com>

Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>

-- 
tejun
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