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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2] ima,fuse: introduce new fs flag FS_NO_IMA_CACHE
On Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 5:56 PM, Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2018-01-19 at 11:35 +0100, Alban Crequy wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:25 PM, Mimi Zohar <zohar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>> > On Tue, 2018-01-16 at 16:10 +0100, Alban Crequy wrote:
>> >> From: Alban Crequy <alban@kinvolk.io>
>> >>
>> >> This patch forces files to be re-measured, re-appraised and re-audited
>> >> on file systems with the feature flag FS_NO_IMA_CACHE. In that way,
>> >> cached integrity results won't be used.
>> >>
>> >> For now, this patch adds the new flag only FUSE filesystems. This is
>> >> needed because the userspace FUSE process can change the underlying
>> >> files at any time.
>> >
>> > Thanks, it's working nicely.
>> >
>> >
>> >> diff --git a/include/linux/fs.h b/include/linux/fs.h
>> >> index 511fbaabf624..2bd7e73ebc2a 100644
>> >> --- a/include/linux/fs.h
>> >> +++ b/include/linux/fs.h
>> >> @@ -2075,6 +2075,7 @@ struct file_system_type {
>> >> #define FS_BINARY_MOUNTDATA 2
>> >> #define FS_HAS_SUBTYPE 4
>> >> #define FS_USERNS_MOUNT 8 /* Can be mounted by userns root */
>> >> +#define FS_NO_IMA_CACHE 16 /* Force IMA to re-measure, re-appraise, re-audit files */
>> >> #define FS_RENAME_DOES_D_MOVE 32768 /* FS will handle d_move() during rename() internally. */
>> >> struct dentry *(*mount) (struct file_system_type *, int,
>> >> const char *, void *);
>> >>
>> >
>> > Since IMA is going to need another flag, we probably should have a
>> > consistent prefix (eg. "FS_IMA"). Maybe rename this flag to
>> > FS_IMA_NO_CACHE.
>>
>> Ok, I can rename it.
>>
>> Is there a discussion about the other IMA flag?
>
> There's not a single thread that I can point to, but more of an on
> going discussion as to what it means for a filesystem to support IMA
> and how that decision is made.
>
> - Initial measuring, verifying, auditing files
> - Safely detecting when a file changes
> - Not applicable/supported
>
> With Sascha Hauer's patch "ima: Use i_version only when filesystem
> supports it" and this patch, the second issue is addressed, but will
> cause files to be re-validated, perhaps unnecessarily, impacting
> performance.
>
> Some filesystems should not be evaluated, such as pseudo filesystems
> (eg. cgroups, sysfs, devpts, pstorefs, efivarfs, debugfs, selinux,
> smack). Instead of defining a flag indicating whether or not IMA is
> applicable/supported, we should define a new flag, indicating whether
> it is a pseudo filesystem. This would eliminate a large portion of at
> least the builtin IMA policy rules.

Thanks for the explanation. If that other flag is about whether it is
a pseudo filesystem, it might not have "IMA" in the name though.

>> > I'm also wondering if this change should be
>> > separated from the IMA change.
>>
>> Do you mean one patch for adding the flag and the IMA change and
>> another patch for using the flag in FUSE?
>
> The flag and FUSE usage of the flag, separately from IMA.

Ok, I will send a v3 with the 2 changes.

Alban

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