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Date:	Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:57:49 -0400
From:	Trond Myklebust <>
To:	Jan Kara <>
Cc:	"J. Bruce Fields" <>,
	"Serge E. Hallyn" <>, Pavel Machek <>,
	kernel list <>,,,
Subject: Re: symlinks with permissions

On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 18:46 +0100, Jan Kara wrote:
>   That's what I'd think as well but it does not as I've just learned and
> tested :) proc_pid_follow_link actually directly gives a dentry of the
> target file without checking permissions on the way.
> 								Honza

I seem to remember that is deliberate, the point being that a symlink
in /proc/*/fd/ may contain a path that refers to a private namespace.


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