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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] cgroups: implement device whitelist (v6)
Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Mar 2008 13:05:43 -0500 "Serge E. Hallyn" <serue@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>
>> (This is identical to the version I sent on Mar 19 in response to
>> the comments by Daniel Hokka Zakrisson, which are the last
>> comments I've gotten.)
>>
>> Implement a cgroup to track and enforce open and mknod restrictions on device
>> files. A device cgroup associates a device access whitelist with each
>> cgroup. A whitelist entry has 4 fields. 'type' is a (all), c (char), or
>> b (block). 'all' means it applies to all types and all major and minor
>> numbers. Major and minor are either an integer or * for all.
>> Access is a composition of r (read), w (write), and m (mknod).
>>
>> The root device cgroup starts with rwm to 'all'. A child devcg gets
>> a copy of the parent. Admins can then remove devices from the
>> whitelist or add new entries. A child cgroup can never receive a
>> device access which is denied its parent. However when a device
>> access is removed from a parent it will not also be removed from the
>> child(ren).
>>
>> An entry is added using devices.allow, and removed using
>> devices.deny. For instance
>>
>> echo 'c 1:3 mr' > /cgroups/1/devices.allow
>>
>> allows cgroup 1 to read and mknod the device usually known as
>> /dev/null. Doing
>>
>> echo a > /cgroups/1/devices.deny
>>
>> will remove the default 'a *:* mrw' entry.
>>
>> CAP_SYS_ADMIN is needed to change permissions or move another task
>> to a new cgroup. A cgroup may not be granted more permissions than
>> the cgroup's parent has. Any task can move itself between cgroups.
>> This won't be sufficient, but we can decide the best way to
>> adequately restrict movement later.
>
> The above should be in Documentation/cgroups.txt?
>

You mean to add a Documentation/controller/devices.txt? ;)



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