Subject: Re: How to resolve the filename(s) for a vnode?
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/18/2005 21:33:32
On Tue, 18 Oct 2005, Jason Thorpe wrote:
>> What, exactly, would you use this for?  Path->vnode bindings are ephemeral 
>> and
>> cannot be relied on for much without introducing security holes.
> There are applications where:
> 1- You might want to provide the path name in a log message for informational 
> purposes.
> 2- Record the path name for future use.

I think that the original poster hat something like "access control" in 
his mind (after looking at the webpage), applying per-path rules based on 
(open) files.

I have no idea how that relates to systrace.

  - Hubert