[PATCH v6 03/40] fs: add file and path permissions helpers

James Morris jmorris at namei.org
Fri Jan 22 02:55:08 UTC 2021

On Thu, 21 Jan 2021, Christian Brauner wrote:

> Add two simple helpers to check permissions on a file and path
> respectively and convert over some callers. It simplifies quite a few
> codepaths and also reduces the churn in later patches quite a bit.
> Christoph also correctly points out that this makes codepaths (e.g.
> ioctls) way easier to follow that would otherwise have to do more
> complex argument passing than necessary.
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20210112220124.837960-16-christian.brauner@ubuntu.com
> Cc: David Howells <dhowells at redhat.com>
> Cc: Al Viro <viro at zeniv.linux.org.uk>
> Cc: linux-fsdevel at vger.kernel.org
> Suggested-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch at lst.de>
> Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch at lst.de>
> Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner at ubuntu.com>

Reviewed-by: James Morris <jamorris at linux.microsoft.com>

James Morris
<jmorris at namei.org>

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