getfsstat visibility patch

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Thu Feb 3 07:56:38 PST 2005

On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 03:24:40PM +0000, Oliver Fromme wrote:
> The latter introduces a sysctl variable to control the
> behaviour (it has three possible settings).  They change
> statfs(), fstatfs() and getfsstat().

The (commited) patch implements the "include all for the jail
relevant filesystems". This slightly differs from your patch
in that it always includes the directory the jail root is in.
This patch also applies to chroot'd processes, since I believe
the same information hiding is wanted.

I explicitly kept the support for fstatfs on a descriptor
opened before chrooting, since support for disk space checks
might be wanted. The root directory is mapped to / in this
case though.

> The main problem that I had to solve is the fact that
> some tools (notably ls(1)) don't like it if no mounts
> are visible at all, which can be the case when there are
> no mounts at or below the jail chroot.  My second PR
> solves that by providing a special sysctl setting that
> will display only a faked root mount for all jails.

I'd solved this by explicitly working the namespace
topology from the fd_nrdir up until I hit a mount point.
In FreeBSD it could be done by iterating over the mount
points until the mount point matches the vnode of the
root. But this might be problematic with stackable

> I don't know if any of this applies to DragonFly and your
> (Joerg's) patch, but I thought I might share my experience
> anyway.

To summarize I did implement something similiar to the
original patch without the short comings of the static
mount points. I consider the fake root a bad idea.

But it's nice to see someone else has done something
similiar already :)


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