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Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:22:44 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: [RFC 2/5 v3] procfs: add hidepid= and gid= mount options


On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 05:58:05PM +0400, Vasiliy Kulikov wrote:
> +	if (pid->hide_pid &&
> +	    !ptrace_may_access(task, PTRACE_MODE_READ) &&
> +	    !in_group_p(pid->pid_gid)) {

I think ptrace_may_access() involves capable() in some cases (when
access would otherwise be denied).  Thus, in order not to raise the used
privs flag unnecessarily, you need to check it last - after checking



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