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Re: [PATCH] 64 bit capabilities

From: Andrew Morton <akpm_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Nov 09 2007 - 22:43:46 GMT
To: Andrew Morgan <morgan@kernel.org>


On Wed, 07 Nov 2007 23:44:49 -0800
Andrew Morgan <morgan@kernel.org> wrote:

> The attached patch (e3d27bcb07485a6c8927c8e4f5483d35a99680c3) adds
> 64-bit capability support to the kernel. This version of the patch is
> designed to apply against the 2.6.23-mm1 tree.
>
> FWIW libcap-2.00 supports this change (and earlier capability formats)
>
> http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/libs/security/linux-privs/kernel-2.6/
>
> Cheers
>
> Andrew
>
> Note: to apply this patch against Linus' upstream kernel, you will first
> have to undo this other patch from Serge:
>
> From b68680e4731abbd78863063aaa0dca2a6d8cc723 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
> Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 16:41:38 -0700
> Subject: [PATCH] capabilities: clean up file capability reading
>
> It seems that this patch has made it into 2.6.24-rc1, but it is not

Well I did that reversion, but I don't understand why. Was that patch wrong, or did it make this new patch impractical, or...? -
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