Re: [patch] remove hugetlb syscalls

From: William Lee Irwin III (
Date: Thu Nov 14 2002 - 16:31:54 EST

On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 04:11:34PM -0500, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:
> Oracle does not run as root, so they can't even use the syscalls
> directly. At least with hugetlbfs we can chmod the filesystem to be
> owned by the oracle user.

Okay, the advantage with respect to permissions is clear; now there is
a correction to the permissions checking I should do, as CAP_IPC_LOCK
is currently checked in ->f_ops->mmap(), but the permissions are
enforcible by means of ordinary vfs permissions, and so it's redundant.

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