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Re: [PATCH] 64bit capability support (legacy support fix)

From: Andrew Morton <akpm_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Nov 21 2007 - 03:26:00 GMT
To: Andrew Morgan <morgan@kernel.org>, linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org, "Serge E. Hallyn" <serue@us.ibm.com>, Kevin Winchester <kjwinchester@gmail.com>, Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>


On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 19:25:18 -0800 Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 17 Nov 2007 21:25:27 -0800 Andrew Morgan <morgan@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> > The attached patch (171282b3553fcec43b9ab615eb7daf6c2b494a87) applies
> > against 2.6.24-rc2-mm1. It addresses the problem reported by Kevin and
> > Andy - ultimately, the legacy support wasn't transparent. In particular,
> > userspace 32-bit capability manipulations (when run by root) that used
> > to work, without this patch, fail.
>
> My venerable FC1 machine says
>
> warning: process `zsh' gets w/ old libcap
> warning: process `zsh' gets w/ old libcap
> warning: process `zsh' gets w/ old libcap
>
> should I be scared?

oh, and can we please turn that message into something which vaguely means something? -
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