Re: [PATCH RFC] user-namespaced file capabilities - now with even more magic

From: Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
Date: Fri Nov 25 2016 - 03:51:30 EST

Hi Serge,

On 11/24/2016 11:52 PM, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> Quoting Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) (mtk.manpages@xxxxxxxxx):


>> Could we have a man-pages patch for this feature? Presumably for
>> user_namespaces(7) or capabilities(7).
> capabilities.7 doesn't actually mention anything about user namespaces
> right now.

True. There's really just this:

Interaction with user namespaces
For a discussion of the interaction of capabilities and user
namespaces, see user_namespaces(7).

> I'll come up with a patch for both I think. Do you have a
> deadline for a new release coming up?

No deadlines as such. The last couple of years, as a sort of
experiment, I've fallen into the same release cycle as the kernel
(typically making a release in the week or so after the kernel release),
and I am even using a similar numbering scheme. Ideally, the man-pages
patch would go into the release that corresponds to the kernel release
that makes the change.



Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer;
Linux/UNIX System Programming Training: