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Revert "capabitlies: ns_capable can use the cap helpers rather than l…

…sm call"

This reverts commit d2a7009.

J. R. Okajima explains:

 "After this commit, I am afraid access(2) on NFS may not work
  correctly.  The scenario based upon my guess.
   - access(2) overrides the credentials.
   - calls inode_permission() -- ... -- generic_permission() --
   - while the old ns_capable() calls security_capable(current_cred()),
     the new ns_capable() calls has_ns_capability(current) --

  current_cred() returns current->cred which is effective (overridden)
  credentials, but __task_cred(current) returns current->real_cred (the
  NFSD's credential).  And the overridden credentials by access(2) lost."

Requested-by: J. R. Okajima <>
Acked-by: Eric Paris <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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1 parent c2bc3a3 commit 951880e634a79884236a575b896abf55c39ae0bf @torvalds torvalds committed Jan 17, 2012
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  1. +1 −1 kernel/capability.c
2 kernel/capability.c
@@ -384,7 +384,7 @@ bool ns_capable(struct user_namespace *ns, int cap)
- if (has_ns_capability(current, ns, cap)) {
+ if (security_capable(current_cred(), ns, cap) == 0) {
current->flags |= PF_SUPERPRIV;
return true;

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