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Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2016 01:43:42 +0000
From: Al Viro <>
To: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
Cc: Jann Horn <>,,
	Kees Cook <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Richard Weinberger <>,
	Andy Lutomirski <>,
	Robert Święcki <>,
	Dmitry Vyukov <>,
	David Howells <>,
	Miklos Szeredi <>,
	Kostya Serebryany <>,
	Alexander Potapenko <>,
	Eric Dumazet <>,
	Sasha Levin <>,,
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH 1/2] sysctl: expand use of

On Sat, Jan 23, 2016 at 07:20:17PM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:

> Yep.  That is about the size of it.  file * used to be passed to the
> sysctl methods but it was removed several years ago because no one was
> using it.

Generally cred would be better...  Alternatively we could eat one more
pointer in task_struct and stash a reference to that sucker there, rather
than adding an explicit argument (again, with cred instead of file).
Not sure...

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