Re: 2.1.43 curious pipe-entries in / (root)

Alan Cox (
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 22:47:59 +0100 (BST)

> New code in 2.1.43 (see "get_pipe_inode" in "linux/fs/inode.c") puts
> entries for anonymous pipes into the root directory. The 6-digit
> number in the filename is the inode of the pipe.

This is all well and good but has anyone considered the security implications
and verified people cannot rm , open, or otherwise poke around with these
pipes ?

Also what if / is read only

[I'd check myself but 2.1.43 isnt too stable here]