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Date:	Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:47:15 -0700
From: (Eric W. Biederman)
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [REVIEW][PATCH 0/21] User namespace changes to the networking stack.

David Miller <> writes:

> From: (Eric W. Biederman)
> Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:07:10 -0700
>> This is a modest set of changes against the current networking stack to
>> enable basic user namespace support.  Allowing the code to compile with
>> user namespaces enabled and removing the assumption that there is only
>> the initial user namespace.
>> Work to relax the privilege checks in the networking stack from
>> "capable(CAP_NET_ADMIN)" or "capable(CAP_NET_RAW)" to
>> "ns_capable(net->user_ns, CAP_NET_ADMIN)" or 
>> "ns_capable(net->user_ns, CAP_NET_RAW)" allowing root in a user
>> namespace to control a network namespace will come later.
>> David there are just enough interdependencies between the user namespace
>> bits that I intend to merge them all through my user namespace tree.
>> After the review is complete I will add these patches to my for-next
>> branch of my user-namespace.git tree where I do not intend to rebase.
>> If it make sense to pull these into net-next to avoid or reduce
>> conflicts that should not be a problem.
> Looks fine to me, you can add:
> Acked-by: David S. Miller <>
> to all of this stuff.  Let me know when something is stable in your
> tree, and I can therefore pull from it into net-next.

Will do.  It doesn't look like anyone has any problems with this stuff,
so that should be shortly.


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