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Date:   Thu, 16 May 2019 17:22:59 +0100
From:   Al Viro <>
To:     David Howells <>
        Christian Brauner <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/4] uapi, vfs: Change the mount API UAPI [ver #2]

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 12:52:04PM +0100, David Howells wrote:
> Hi Linus, Al,
> Here are some patches that make changes to the mount API UAPI and two of
> them really need applying, before -rc1 - if they're going to be applied at
> all.

I'm fine with 2--4, but I'm not convinced that cloexec-by-default crusade
makes any sense.  Could somebody give coherent arguments in favour of
abandoning the existing conventions?

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