Re: [PATCH v2 3/3] ovl: fix the parsing of empty string mount parameters

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On Mon, Mar 11, 2024 at 03:39:39PM +0100, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Mar 2024 at 14:25, Christian Brauner <brauner@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Yeah, so with that I do agree. But have you read my reply to the other
> > thread? I'd like to hear your thoughs on that. The problem is that
> > mount(8) currently does:
> >
> > fsconfig(3, FSCONFIG_SET_FLAG, "usrjquota", NULL, 0) = -1 EINVAL (Invalid argument)
> >
> > for both -o usrjquota and -o usrjquota=
> For "-o usrjquota" this seems right.
> For "-o usrjquota=" it doesn't.  Flags should never have that "=", so
> this seems buggy in more than one ways.
> > So we need a clear contract with userspace or the in-kernel solution
> > proposed here. I see the following options:
> >
> > (1) Userspace must know that mount options such as "usrjquota" that can
> >     have no value must be specified as "usrjquota=" when passed to
> >     mount(8). This in turn means we need to tell Karel to update
> >     mount(8) to recognize this and infer from "usrjquota=" that it must
> >     be passed as FSCONFIG_SET_STRING.
> Yes, this is what I'm thinking.  Of course this only works if there
> are no backward compatibility issues, if "-o usrjquota" worked in the
> past and some systems out there relied on this, then this is not
> sufficient.

Ok, I spoke to Karel and filed:

So this should get sorted soon.

> >
> What's the plan with these?  It would be good if "man fsconfig" would
> finally work.

Yeah, I have this on my todo list but it hasn't been high-prio for me
and it is just so so nice to update the manpages in markdown.

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