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Date:	Fri, 15 Jul 2011 07:35:05 +0200
From:	Willy Tarreau <>
To:	NeilBrown <>
Cc:	Solar Designer <>,
	James Morris <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Vasiliy Kulikov <>,, Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	"David S. Miller" <>,, Jiri Slaby <>,
	Alexander Viro <>,,
	KOSAKI Motohiro <>,
	Eric Paris <>,
	Stephen Smalley <>,
	Sebastian Krahmer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] move RLIMIT_NPROC check from set_user() to do_execve_common()

Hi Neil,

On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 01:30:13PM +1000, NeilBrown wrote:
> But what do you think of this.  It sure that only the process which ignored
> the return value from setuid is inconvenienced.

I think this is a smart idea. But will the flag be inherited by children
over a fork() ? If not, we might as well block fork(), because we can
expect a lot of fork+exec situations which are as dangerous as the simple


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