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Date:   Tue, 8 Dec 2020 17:53:30 -0800 (PST)
From:   James Morris <>
To:     Miklos Szeredi <>
cc:     "Eric W . Biederman" <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 01/10] vfs: move cap_convert_nscap() call into

On Mon, 7 Dec 2020, Miklos Szeredi wrote:

> cap_convert_nscap() does permission checking as well as conversion of the
> xattr value conditionally based on fs's user-ns.
> This is needed by overlayfs and probably other layered fs (ecryptfs) and is
> what vfs_foo() is supposed to do anyway.
> Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <>

Acked-by: James Morris <>

James Morris

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