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

Alan Cox (
Thu, 26 Jun 1997 20:35:59 +0100 (BST)

> 3. "chown" and "chgrp" calls cause a kernel oops (!). My guess is that
> this has something to do with "chown" and "chgrp" calls on things
> that have existence in the dcache and nowhere else. This could be

Oops.. yes - this is the sort of reason for not doing it ;)

> a problem on filesystems using the new FS_IBASKET feature, so I'll
> track this down when I get a minute.
> The possible NFS-exploitation is probably enough to justify patching
> this out. Should I send such a patch to Linus?

Its not really there so the NFSD doesnt always believe in it and it
seems ok . Its also breaking backup tools.