Commit e54ad7f1 authored by Jann Horn's avatar Jann Horn Committed by Linus Torvalds
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proc: prevent stacking filesystems on top

This prevents stacking filesystems (ecryptfs and overlayfs) from using
procfs as lower filesystem.  There is too much magic going on inside
procfs, and there is no good reason to stack stuff on top of procfs.

(For example, procfs does access checks in VFS open handlers, and
ecryptfs by design calls open handlers from a kernel thread that doesn't
drop privileges or so.)
Signed-off-by: default avatarJann Horn <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 2dcd0af5
......@@ -121,6 +121,13 @@ static struct dentry *proc_mount(struct file_system_type *fs_type,
if (IS_ERR(sb))
return ERR_CAST(sb);
* procfs isn't actually a stacking filesystem; however, there is
* too much magic going on inside it to permit stacking things on
* top of it
sb->s_stack_depth = FILESYSTEM_MAX_STACK_DEPTH;
if (!proc_parse_options(options, ns)) {
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
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