The *at calls and Windows NT
Posted Mar 21, 2006 1:23 UTC (Tue) by BrucePerens
In reply to: The *at calls and Windows NT
Parent article: Some new system calls
Unfortunately, the concept of a kernel-level current directory must be retained in Linux, otherwise things like a chroot jail would be impossible.
The new system call that splits off the pathname space for private mounts is probably a susperset of chroot(), and chroot() could be implemented on top of it. You don't need a current directory pointer for chroot() to work. Just a root.
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