[PATCH] Dynamic share permission change detection.

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Mon Nov 30 06:02:20 MST 2009

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 08:54:42PM +0800, boyang wrote:
> > Quick comment: We can't do a become_root() on every open.
> > This is too expensive. We need to attach something like a
> > security descriptor to the connection_struct to do the
> > se_access_check in the open call.
> >   
> The problem here is that security descriptor alone cannot decide whether
> the user has right to access or not..
> lp_valid_users() and lp_xxx_users() affects access control.
> User shares have no such list, so I think a security descriptor can work
> for user shares. But for normal shares, we can not ignore lp_xx_users()
> lists, unless we don't want it work. :-)
> Should we ignore normal share's lp_xx_users() list at present?

No, we can't ignore those. It should be possible to use the
"valid users", "read list" and the other access control
parameters to create a security descriptor. SDs are
expressive enough to cover all these cases.

We definitely need to minimize the work in
open_file_ntcreate to the absolute minimum, otherwise our
performance will just go down the tube. It might be
difficult to code up the secdesc from a general share
definition, but there is no other way.


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