per process filesystem namespace
Posted Oct 24, 2002 2:11 UTC (Thu) by brugolsky
In reply to: per process filesystem namespace
Parent article: Creating Linux virtual filesystems
Al Viro also snuck it into 2.4.19. :-) It ought to be possible to allow non-root mounts on mount points where the user has write permission. As Jon noted, letting the user mount over, e.g., /etc/passwd, is incompatible with setuid executables.
I'm beginning to think about this because I want to start using Ron Minnich's implementation of 9P (v9fs.sourceforge.net) for various development and admin tasks.
Great article Jon -- once Al Viro adds union-mount, may a thousand
mini filesystems bloom. :-P
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