[$] Blacklisting insecure filesystems in openSUSE

Post Syndicated from corbet original https://lwn.net/Articles/779243/rss

The Linux kernel supports a wide variety of filesystem types, many of which
have not seen significant use — or maintenance — in many years. Developers
in the openSUSE project have concluded that many of these filesystem types are,
at this point, more useful to attackers than to openSUSE users and are
proposing to blacklist many of them by default. Such changes can be
controversial, but it’s probably still fair to say that few people expected
the massive
discussion
that resulted, covering everything from the number of OS/2
users to how openSUSE fits into the distribution marketplace.