Subject: Re: How to resolve the filename(s) for a vnode?
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 10/20/2005 21:20:07
On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 08:43:23AM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> Perhaps you're mis-understanding how fh*() work. fhopen() allows you
> to open a file (using a file handle) that you DO NOT currently have
> open, and bypasses the full path permission checking along the way.
> For this reason, its use is restricted to the superuser.
Given an inode number and its generation number (and a bit of inside
knowledge) you can generate the NFS file handle for the inode.
So if you have access to any of the filesystem, you can that inode.
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org