lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2006]   [Sep]   [1]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: Trouble with ptrace self-attach rule since kernel > 2.6.14
On Fri, 1 Sep 2006 09:36:38 +0200
Andreas Hobein <ah2@delair.de> wrote:

> On Friday 01 September 2006 03:39, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > I'm unable to identify what patch you're referring to here. Please be more
> > specific so we can ask the person who developed it.
>
> I assume the attached patch from Linus Torvalds causes my problem, since the
> condition was changed from "if (task == current)" to "if (task->tgid ==
> current->tgid)" it breaks my application code. There may be other parts of
> the ptrace() kernel code that where changed accordingly that I'm not aware.
>
> There is also a reply from Roland McGrath (see
> http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/11/9/460) who mentioned that there may occur some
> problems in "some real programs out there". May be I'm the first one who is
> affected by this new behaviour.

When you have names, please cc them..

> To summarise my questions:
> - Why should a thread not be allowed to ptrace_attach to a sibling thread
> - while a forked child of this thread may do this ?
> - Is there any other way to suspend sibling threads at arbitrary points like
> phread_suspend_np() does for example on AIX?
>
> Thanks, Andreas
>
> ---------------------------
> >From torvalds@osdl.org Wed Nov 9 12:04:07 2005
> Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 11:37:57 -0800 (PST)
> From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
> Subject: Fix ptrace self-attach rule
>
> Before we did CLONE_THREAD, the way to check whether we were attaching
> to ourselves was to just check "current == task", but with CLONE_THREAD
> we should check that the thread group ID matches instead.
>
> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
> ---
> diff --git a/kernel/ptrace.c b/kernel/ptrace.c
> index 5b8dd98..b88d418 100644
> --- a/kernel/ptrace.c
> +++ b/kernel/ptrace.c
> @@ -155,7 +155,7 @@ int ptrace_attach(struct task_struct *ta
> retval = -EPERM;
> if (task->pid <= 1)
> goto bad;
> - if (task == current)
> + if (task->tgid == current->tgid)
> goto bad;
> /* the same process cannot be attached many times */
> if (task->ptrace & PT_PTRACED)
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2006-09-01 09:51    [W:0.055 / U:1.076 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site