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SubjectRe: file metadata via fs API (was: [GIT PULL] Filesystem Information)
On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 10:37 PM Jann Horn <> wrote:
> If you change the semantics of path strings, you'd have to be
> confident that the new semantics fit nicely with all the path
> validation routines that exist scattered across userspace, and don't
> expose new interfaces through file server software and setuid binaries
> and so on.

So that's where O_ALT comes in. If the application is consenting,
then that should prevent exploits. Or?


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