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Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 18:11:37 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: [RFC 2/5 v4] procfs: add hidepid= and gid= mount options

Vasiliy -

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 04:58:10PM +0300, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> gid= is bad choice because
> a) e. g. VFAT uses uid=/gid= mount options to make all inodes to have
> certain uid/gid
> b) uid=/gid=, IIRC, will be added as generic VFS mount options (like ro)
>    with semantics described in a)
> so having different semantics for /proc won't be good.

I lost track of your proposals/patches.  Aren't you currently proposing
that gid= would make all inodes have the specified gid?  If not, why
not?  Such semantics sound fine to me.  That's what gid= does on procfs
on Linux 2.4.x-ow.

Please explain.



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