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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm 7/8] user_ns: handle file sigio
Quoting Cedric Le Goater (clg@fr.ibm.com):
> Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> > Quoting Andrew Morton (akpm@osdl.org):
> >> On Thu, 4 Jan 2007 12:12:57 -0600
> >> "Serge E. Hallyn" <serue@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> A process in one user namespace could set a fowner and sigio on a file in a
> >>> shared vfsmount, ending up killing a task in another user namespace.
> >>>
> >>> Prevent this by adding a user namespace pointer to the fown_struct, and
> >>> enforcing that a process causing a signal to be sent be in the same
> >>> user namespace as the file owner.
> >> This patch breaks the X server (stock FC5 install) with CONFIG_USER_NS=n.
> >> Neither the USB mouse nor the trackpad work. They work OK under GPM.
> >>
> >> Setting CONFIG_USER_NS=y "fixes" this. This bug was not observed in
> >> 2.6.20-rc3-mm1 because that kernel had user-ns-always-on.patch for other
> >> reasons. (I'll restore that patch).
> >>
> >> There's nothing very interesting here:
> >
> [ ... ]
> >
> > I can't see any reason for this in the code or comparative ltp runs.
> > Cedric is testing on a fc6 laptop, hopefully he can reproduce it.
>
> I did reproduce it on a FC5 desktop finally.
>
> get_user_ns() returns NULL when CONFIG_USER_NS=n and this breaks
> sigio_perm() which does not expect NULL values for ->user_ns.

Argh.

Thanks, Cedric.

Rewriting the userns testcases right now. Clearly, in addition to
separately testing clone and unshare, I need to add a sigioperm check,
and have a separate set of testcases for CONFIG_USER_NS=n.

thanks,
-serge

> I would fix this with the following patch.
>
> C.
>
>
> Signed-off-by: Cedric Le Goater <clg@fr.ibm.com>

Acked-off-by: Serge E Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>

> ---
> include/linux/user_namespace.h | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> Index: 2.6.20-rc4-mm1/include/linux/user_namespace.h
> ===================================================================
> --- 2.6.20-rc4-mm1.orig/include/linux/user_namespace.h
> +++ 2.6.20-rc4-mm1/include/linux/user_namespace.h
> @@ -49,7 +49,7 @@
>
> static inline struct user_namespace *get_user_ns(struct user_namespace *ns)
> {
> - return NULL;
> + return &init_user_ns;
> }
>
> static inline int unshare_user_ns(unsigned long flags,
-
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