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Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:02:27 +0400
From: Vasiliy Kulikov <>
Subject: Re: procfs {tid,tgid,attr}_allowed mount options


On Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 15:23 +0400, Vasiliy Kulikov wrote:
> New version.  Cleanups/fixes here and there.

One question: do we really need gid= option?  The only user I know is
identd, but does anybody use it nowadays?

With gid= I see 2 drawbacks:

1) Code becomes worse because of additional permission checks.

2) From the upstream's point of view it is very limited and unextendable

So, I'd go further without gid=, at least for the beginning.


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