SUNRPC has two sorts of credentials, both of which appear as
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: NeilBrown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Acked-by: J. Bruce Fields <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Anna Schumaker <Anna.Schumaker@Netapp.com>