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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:22:51 -0700
From: Linus Torvalds <>
To: Djalal Harouni <>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <>, Kees Cook <>, 
	Al Viro <>, Andrew Morton <>, 
	Ingo Molnar <>, "Serge E. Hallyn" <>, 
	Cyrill Gorcunov <>, LKML <>, 
	linux-fsdevel <>, 
	"" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 04/12] seq_file: Make seq_file able to access the file's
 opener cred

On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 1:14 PM, Djalal Harouni <> wrote:
> Therefor add the f_cred field to the seq_file struct and a helper
> seq_f_cred() to return it.

I hate how you've split up this patch from the next one that actually
_initializes_ the new field.

The two patches should have been one.

I think the patch should also remove the 'user_ns' member, since it's
now available as f_cred->user_ns.

I also suspect that it would be better to just make the the new
seq_file member point to the 'struct file' instead. Sure, it's an
extra level of indirection, but the lifetime of f_cred is not as clear
otherwise. You don't increment the reference count, which is correct
*only* because 'seq_file' has the same lifetime as 'struct file', and
thus the reference count from struct file for the f_cred is

[ Time passes, I look over the other patches ]

Oh, and I note that you remove user_ns in patch 12. Again, I think
that's just splitting things up too much. It actually gets harder to
see what happens when you do this.


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