Looking at reiser4
Posted Aug 27, 2004 16:07 UTC (Fri) by pimlott
Parent article: Looking at reiser4
reiser4 allows an open with the O_DIRECTORY flag to succeed even if the target is not a directory. That defeats the use of O_DIRECTORY as a way of avoiding race conditions and security holes
That claim was not substantiated in the discussion (unless I missed it?) or by my brief google search. It is not obvious to me, and I would have hoped for an explanation from LWN. Anyone?
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