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Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:38:11 +0100
From: Salvatore Mesoraca <>
To: Solar Designer <>
Cc: Kernel Hardening <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/2] Restrict dangerous open in sticky directories

2017-11-27 14:18 GMT+01:00 Solar Designer <>:
> Salvatore,
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 02:14:41AM +0100, Solar Designer wrote:
>> When I suggested the O_CREAT-without-O_EXCL checks, I didn't mean you'd
>> try to introduce them at the same time with the restrictions on FIFOs
>> and regular files.
> I re-read what I wrote in that discussion in September, and I can see
> how it was confusing: first I suggested those checks as possible extra
> settings in the restrictions on FIFOs and regular files, then agreed
> with you that we need a separate sysctl in a separate patch - but we
> never discussed whether that separate patch should be part of the same
> patch series or not.

No problem, misunderstandings happen.
I really appreciate your help with this patch!


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