Add file_ns_capable() helper function for open-time capability checking

Nothing is using it yet, but this will allow us to delay the open-time
checks to use time, without breaking the normal UNIX permission
semantics where permissions are determined by the opener (and the file
descriptor can then be passed to a different process, or the process can
drop capabilities).

Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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