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SubjectRe: [PATCH] capabilities: add bounding set to /proc/self/status
* Serge E. Hallyn (serue@us.ibm.com) wrote:
> There is currently no way to query the bounding set of another
> task. As there appears to be no security reason not to, and
> as Michael Kerrisk points out the following valid reasons to do
> so exist:
>
> * consistency (I can see all of the other per-thread/process sets in
> /proc/.../status)
> * debugging -- I could imagine that it would make the job of debugging
> an application that uses capabilities a little simpler.
>
> this patch adds the bounding set to /proc/self/status right after
> the effective set.
>
> If at all possible (and if acked by Andrew Morgan) it would be nice to
> get this into the 2.6.26 cycle. But I realize it probably is too late
> for that.

I've no issue with this.

> Signed-off-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@us.ibm.com>
> Acked-by: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>

Acked-by: Chris Wright <chrisw@sous-sol.org>

> ---
> fs/proc/array.c | 1 +
> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/proc/array.c b/fs/proc/array.c
> index c135cbd..160dd4a 100644
> --- a/fs/proc/array.c
> +++ b/fs/proc/array.c
> @@ -297,6 +297,7 @@ static inline void task_cap(struct seq_file *m, struct task_struct *p)
> render_cap_t(m, "CapInh:\t", &p->cap_inheritable);
> render_cap_t(m, "CapPrm:\t", &p->cap_permitted);
> render_cap_t(m, "CapEff:\t", &p->cap_effective);
> + render_cap_t(m, "CapBnd:\t", &p->cap_bset);
> }
>
> static inline void task_context_switch_counts(struct seq_file *m,


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