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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/20] fanotify: allow userspace to override max queue depth
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On Monday 01 Nov 2010 17:23:51 Eric Paris wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-11-01 at 17:09 +0000, Tvrtko Ursulin wrote:
> > On Thursday 28 Oct 2010 22:32:32 Eric Paris wrote:
> > > fanotify has a defualt max queue depth. This patch allows processes
> > > which explicitly request it to have an 'unlimited' queue depth. These
> > > processes need to be very careful to make sure they cannot fall far
> > > enough behind that they OOM the box. Thus this flag is gated on
> > > CAP_SYS_ADMIN.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <eparis@redhat.com>
> > > ---
> > >
> > > fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c | 9 ++++++++-
> > > include/linux/fanotify.h | 5 +++--
> > > 2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c
> > > b/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c index 04f2fe4..43d66d9 100644
> > > --- a/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c
> > > +++ b/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c
> > > @@ -691,7 +691,14 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE2(fanotify_init, unsigned int,
> > > flags, unsigned int, event_f_flags) goto out_put_group;
> > >
> > > }
> > >
> > > - group->max_events = FANOTIFY_DEFAULT_MAX_EVENTS;
> > > + if (flags & FAN_UNLIMITED_QUEUE) {
> > > + fd = -EPERM;
> > > + if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
> > > + goto out_put_group;
> >
> > Either this capable call is not needed or the one at the top of the
> > syscall needs to go if you intended to allow non-privileged access.
>
> I realize they are redundant. But it is starting down the path of
> unpriv'd users. I figure I already have to go back and audit everything
> we do looking for places we shouldn't allow unpriv users, so no need to
> add new ones without explicitly checking.

True, next patch mentions this higher motive, sorry for the noise.

Tvrtko

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