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SubjectRe: [PATCH v10 05/11] seccomp: add system call filtering using BPF
On 02/22/2012 11:47 AM, Will Drewry wrote:
>>
>> I highly disagree with every filter having to check the mode: Filters that
>> don't check the arch on e.g. x86 are buggy, so they have to check it, even
>> if it's a 32-bit or 64-bit only system, the filters can't know that and
>> needs to check the arch at every syscall entry. All other info in the data
>> depends on the arch, because of this there isn't much code to share between
>> the two archs, so you can as well have one filter for each arch.
>>
>> Alternative approach: Tell the arch at filter install time and only run the
>> filters with the same arch as the current system call. If no filters are run,
>> deny the systemcall.
>
> This was roughly how I first implemented compat and non-compat
> support. It causes some implicit behavior across inheritance that is
> not nice though.
>

This is trivially doable at the BPF level, right? Just make this the
first instruction in the program (either deny or jump to a separate
program branch)... and then there is still "one program" without any
weird inheritance issues?

-hpa

--
H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.



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