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  linux-cve-announce  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:	Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:35:02 +0800
From:	Ian Kent <>
To:	"H. Peter Anvin" <>
Cc:	Linus Torvalds <>,
	David Miller <>,,,
	Thomas Meyer <>,
	Al Viro <>
Subject: Re: compat: autofs v5 packet size ambiguity - update

On Wed, 2012-02-22 at 07:13 -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 02/22/2012 01:32 AM, Ian Kent wrote:
> > 
> > Oh, DOH ... 
> > 
> > The process mounting the autofs mount is passing the pipe it will use
> > for communication via a mount option so we can do this right in
> > fill_super.
> > 
> Does that mean that the autofs v5 daemon calls mount() by itself, unlike
> the older autofs daemon?  Otherwise you're reading the compatness of
> /bin/mount...

Version 5 does, yes.

There was nothing to be gained by the extra overhead of calling mount(8)
since I wanted to minimize mtab usage and contention, and didn't want
these showing up in mtab either.

> 	-hpa

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

Powered by blists - more mailing lists