Re: [patch 05/14] hpfs: dont call permission()
From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Fri May 23 2008 - 05:20:19 EST
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 07:15:03PM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> From: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@xxxxxxx>
> hpfs_unlink() calls permission() prior to truncating the file. HPFS
> doesn't define a .permission method, so replace with explicit call to
> This is equivalent, except that devcgroup_inode_permission() and
> security_inode_permission() are not called.
> The truncation is just an implementation detail of the unlink, so
> these security checks are unnecessary.
> I suspect that even calling generic_permission() is unnecessary, since
> we shouldn't mind if the file isn't writable. But I leave that to the
> maintainer to decide.
Okay to me but rather pointless. And I agree to the last stance that
the whole logic in hpfs_unlink really needs sorting out by someone who
understands that filesystem.
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