Subject: Re: Need some advice regarding portable user IDs
To: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/24/1999 14:21:02
On Thu, Aug 19, 1999 at 02:17:49PM +0200, Wolfgang Solfrank wrote:
> BTW, since non-root users can mount anything, we should make the filesystems'
> code more robust, so that one cannot take the machine down by inserting
> random media and mounting it.

They can't mount anything, they need to have access to the block devices.
For "loopback" mounts (null, union, umap, ...), we have to be more carefull
about restrictions. Maybe NFS is an issue too ...

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.