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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:50:27 +0200
From: Arnd Bergmann <>
To: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
 Andrew Morton <>,
 "Greg Kroah-Hartman" <>,
 "David S. Miller" <>
Subject: Re: [RFC 0/5 v4] procfs: introduce hidepid=, hidenet=, gid= mount options

On Wednesday 15 June 2011, Vasiliy Kulikov wrote:
> This patch series adds support of procfs mount options and adds
> mount options to restrict /proc/<pid>/ directories to owners and
> /proc/<pid>/net/* to root.  Additional group may be defined via
> gid=, and this group will be privileged to study others /proc/<pid>/
> and networking information.
> Similar features are implemented for old kernels in -ow patches (for
> Linux 2.2 and 2.4) and for Linux 2.6 in -grsecurity, but both of them
> are implemented as configure options, not cofigurable in runtime, with
> changes of gid of /proc/<pid>/, and without backward-compatible
> /proc/<pid>/net/* handling.

The patches all look good to me implementation-wise.

I have no opinion on whether it's a good idea to include the feature or not.


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