inode_permission (9) - Linux Man Pages

inode_permission: Check for access rights to a given inode

NAME

inode_permission - Check for access rights to a given inode

SYNOPSIS

int inode_permission(struct inode inode, int mask);

ARGUMENTS

inode

Inode to check permission on

mask

Right to check for (MAY_READ, MAY_WRITE, MAY_EXEC)

DESCRIPTION

Check for read/write/execute permissions on an inode. We use fs[ug]id for this, letting us set arbitrary permissions for filesystem access without changing the "normal" UIDs which are used for other things.

When checking for MAY_APPEND, MAY_WRITE must also be set in mask.

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