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    NFS/NFSD/SUNRPC: replace generic creds with 'struct cred'. · a52458b4
    NeilBrown authored
    SUNRPC has two sorts of credentials, both of which appear as
    "struct rpc_cred".
    There are "generic credentials" which are supplied by clients
    such as NFS and passed in 'struct rpc_message' to indicate
    which user should be used to authorize the request, and there
    are low-level credentials such as AUTH_NULL, AUTH_UNIX, AUTH_GSS
    which describe the credential to be sent over the wires.
    This patch replaces all the generic credentials by 'struct cred'
    pointers - the credential structure used throughout Linux.
    For machine credentials, there is a special 'struct cred *' pointer
    which is statically allocated and recognized where needed as
    having a special meaning.  A look-up of a low-level cred will
    map this to a machine credential.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarNeilBrown <neilb@suse.com>
    Acked-by: default avatarJ. Bruce Fields <bfields@redhat.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarAnna Schumaker <Anna.Schumaker@Netapp.com>
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