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Date:   Sun, 13 Dec 2020 18:53:05 -0800
From:   Sargun Dhillon <>
To:     Trond Myklebust <>,
        Anna Schumaker <>,
        "J . Bruce Fields" <>
Cc:     Sargun Dhillon <>,
        David Howells <>,,,,, Alban Crequy <>,
        Christian Brauner <>
Subject: [PATCH RESEND v5 2/2] NFSv4: Refactor to use user namespaces for nfs4idmap

In several patches work has been done to enable NFSv4 to use user
58002399da65: NFSv4: Convert the NFS client idmapper to use the container user namespace
3b7eb5e35d0f: NFS: When mounting, don't share filesystems between different user namespaces

Unfortunately, the userspace APIs were only such that the userspace facing
side of the filesystem (superblock s_user_ns) could be set to a non init
user namespace. This furthers the fs_context related refactoring, and
piggybacks on top of that logic, so the superblock user namespace, and the
NFS user namespace are the same.

Users can still use rpc.idmapd if they choose to, but there are complexities
with user namespaces and request-key that have yet to be addresssed.

Eventually, we will need to at least:
  * Separate out the keyring cache by namespace
  * Come up with an upcall mechanism that can be triggered inside of the container,
    or safely triggered outside, with the requisite context to do the right
    mapping. * Handle whatever refactoring needs to be done in net/sunrpc.

Signed-off-by: Sargun Dhillon <>
Tested-by: Alban Crequy <>
 fs/nfs/nfs4client.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/nfs/nfs4client.c b/fs/nfs/nfs4client.c
index be7915c861ce..86acffe7335c 100644
--- a/fs/nfs/nfs4client.c
+++ b/fs/nfs/nfs4client.c
@@ -1153,7 +1153,7 @@ struct nfs_server *nfs4_create_server(struct fs_context *fc)
 	if (!server)
 		return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
-	server->cred = get_cred(current_cred());
+	server->cred = get_cred(fc->cred);
 	auth_probe = ctx->auth_info.flavor_len < 1;

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