[linux-cifs-client] [PATCH] mount.cifs: properly check for mount being in fstab when running setuid root (try#3)

Shirish Pargaonkar shirishpargaonkar at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 11:39:38 MDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Jeff Layton<jlayton at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-07-22 at 11:42 -0500, Shirish Pargaonkar wrote:
>> Jeff,
>> late comments... but as mentioned in Samba bugzilla bug 5118, it is
>> confusing to use
>> user (to allow user mounts) and user=<username> mount options in an
>> entry in /etc/fstab.
>> I do not see any other way but to allow/continue using them as they are.
>> They are handled correctly, just that the same mount option getting
>> used twice for
>> different purposes can be confusing!
> Agreed. The decision to use "user=" for specifying the username was not
> a good one. I think smbfs used "username=", and I believe it was for
> that reason.
> Unfortunately, we're sort of stuck with it for the time being. We could
> start transitioning away from it but we'll need to come up with a
> replacement option name (maybe username=) and set it up as an alias for
> user=.

username option is handled right now.

> Then set it up so that user= generates a warning  at mount time
> so that people can start moving their options over. Eventually we'd
> deprecate that option altogether (make it cause the mount to error out).
> That'll probably take some time since we'll have to phase it in
> gradually, probably over a year or more.
> --
> Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com>

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