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From: Miklos Szeredi <>
To: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <>
Cc: David Howells <>,
	lkml <>,
	"" <>,
	Petr Vorel <>,
	linux-man <>
Subject: Re: Setting mount propagation type in new mount API
Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 15:04:02 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 1:40 PM Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
<> wrote:
> Hello David, Miklos,
> I've been looking at the new mount API (fsopen(), fsconfig(),
> fsmount(), move_mount(), etc.) and among the details that remain
> mysterious to me is this: how does one set the propagation type
> (private/shared/slave/unbindable) of a new mount and change the
> propagation type of an existing mount?

Existing mount can be chaged with mount(NULL, path, NULL, MS_$(propflag), NULL).

To do that with a detached mount created by fsmount(2) the
"/proc/self/fd/$fd" trick can be used.

The plan was to introduce a mount_setattr(2) syscall, but that hasn't
happened yet...  I'm not sure we should be adding propagation flags to
fsmount(2), since that is a less generic mechanism than
mount_setattr(2) or just plain mount(2) as shown above.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-05-15 13:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-15 11:40 Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-05-15 13:04 ` Miklos Szeredi [this message]
2020-05-15 13:18   ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-05-18 14:30 ` David Howells
2020-05-18 14:42   ` Christian Brauner

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