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authorEric W. Biederman <>2011-11-16 21:59:43 -0800
committerEric W. Biederman <>2012-04-07 16:55:52 -0700
commitaeb3ae9da9b50a386b22af786d19b623e8d9f0fa (patch)
tree3db9772ea99c931914bec7ded51f896f1d2e24ec /security
parent0093ccb68f3753c0ba4d74c89d7e0f444b8d6123 (diff)
userns: Add an explicit reference to the parent user namespace
I am about to remove the struct user_namespace reference from struct user_struct. So keep an explicit track of the parent user namespace. Take advantage of this new reference and replace instances of user_ns->creator->user_ns with user_ns->parent. Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <> Signed-off-by: Eric W. Biederman <>
Diffstat (limited to 'security')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/security/commoncap.c b/security/commoncap.c
index 8b3e10e2eac7..435d074853f3 100644
--- a/security/commoncap.c
+++ b/security/commoncap.c
@@ -92,7 +92,7 @@ int cap_capable(const struct cred *cred, struct user_namespace *targ_ns,
*If you have a capability in a parent user ns, then you have
* it over all children user namespaces as well.
- targ_ns = targ_ns->creator->user_ns;
+ targ_ns = targ_ns->parent;
/* We never get here */