Btrfs v0.14 Released

Chris Mason chris.mason at
Fri May 2 12:52:50 UTC 2008

On Friday 02 May 2008, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> On Thursday 2008-05-01 22:10, Jeff Mahoney wrote:
> >>>> Couldn't you #ifdef based on CONFIG_SECURITY_APPARMOR ? This ought to
> >>>> work for Hardy. However the next development kernel (Intrepid) does
> >>>> not have the APPARMOR patches, so just knowing that its an UBUNTU
> >>>> kernel is not specific enough.
> >>>
> >>> I've been assuming the apparmor patches change remove_suid even when
> >>> they are not enabled in the config.
> >>
> >> Lets get Kees involved. He developed the patch set for Hardy. I would
> >> hope that if CONFIG_SECURITY_APPARMOR=n then the source would default to
> >> its normal state.
> >
> >remove_suid() isn't the only change AppArmor makes to the VFS interface.
> >It's pretty invasive and requires that dentries are passed with a
> >companion vfsmount in most cases. Putting #ifdefs around all that code
> >would make the problem worse, not better.
> An alternative approach, and IMHO better suited, is to:
> 	make -C ${kdir} all I_HAZ_AN_APPARMOR=1

This is better than the current situation (oops without any clues), but I'd 
prefer that people not have to know what apparmor is or if they have it.  
(This isn't a knock on apparmor, I'd just rather take care of it 


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