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    SubjectRe: [RFC 0/5 v4] procfs: introduce hidepid=, hidenet=, gid= mount options

    Plese cc Alexey on procfs things.

    On Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:51:35 +0400
    Vasiliy Kulikov <> wrote:

    > This patch series adds support of procfs mount options and adds
    > mount options to restrict /proc/<pid>/ directories to owners and
    > /proc/<pid>/net/* to root. Additional group may be defined via
    > gid=, and this group will be privileged to study others /proc/<pid>/
    > and networking information.
    > Similar features are implemented for old kernels in -ow patches (for
    > Linux 2.2 and 2.4) and for Linux 2.6 in -grsecurity, but both of them
    > are implemented as configure options, not cofigurable in runtime, with
    > changes of gid of /proc/<pid>/, and without backward-compatible
    > /proc/<pid>/net/* handling.

    This all seems highly specific to one particular set of requirements.
    We have one set of access permission rules and then dive into procfs
    and hard-wire those rules into the implementation? What happens if
    someone else has a similar but slightly different set of requirements?
    More kernel patches?

    IOW is there some more general way of doing all this? <handwaving>Like
    better permissions/chmod support in procfs and an inherited-across-fork
    per-process procfs permissions mask.</handwaving>

    Does all this code support `mount -o remount' as expected?

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