On Sun, 4 Jun 2000, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> > IMO security-concerned stuff should treat mountpoints the same way it
> > treats symlinks. Notice that bindings _are_ mountpoints in all respects
> > and if you bind the root of filesystem tree you can't distinguish that
> > from the case when you simply mounted that fs twice - it will give you
> > exactly the same state. And treatment of mountpoints might be nicer, to
> > put it mildly - rm -rf crossing the mountpoints hardly made anyone
> > happy ;-/
> It's ugly, but maybe they could appear as symlinks "mntpnt ->
> mntpnt/:vfsmount_info"? .. works as you want and they're not followed
> by security-conscious stuff.
Eeeeeerrch... That's not ugly, that's sick.
% ls -l /usr
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Jun 3 11:08 /usr -> usr/:something
Dunno about security-conscious programs, but I wouldn't like to see that -
vomit makes keyboard sticky.
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