Re: Extended file stat: Splitting file- and fs-specific info?
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Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I don't think we want to expose the inode generation numbers. It is > trivial to construct NFS file handles (usually just fsid, inode > number and generation) with that information and hence bypass > security checks to access files. I was asked for it by Bernd Schubert for userspace NFS servers and FUSE - maybe he can say what he wants it for. I also have a note that Jeremy Allison asked for it, but I can't find where or why, so that might be an error. It looks like FreeBSD do have an st_gen field in their stat struct, but it's only filled in for root. Maybe I could do something like that? David -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-fsdevel" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
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