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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] autofs4 - add miscelaneous device for ioctls
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On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 14:10 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Aug 2008 19:40:31 +0800
> Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net> wrote:
> >
> > Subject: [PATCH 4/4] autofs4 - add miscelaneous device for ioctls
>
> I fixed that spello
>
> > Patch to add a miscellaneous device to the autofs4 module for routing
> > ioctls. This provides the ability to obtain an ioctl file handle for
> > an autofs mount point that is possibly covered by another mount.
> >
> > The actual problem with autofs is that it can't reconnect to existing
> > mounts. Immediately one things of just adding the ability to remount
> > autofs file systems would solve it, but alas, that can't work. This is
> > because autofs direct mounts and the implementation of "on demand mount
> > and expire" of nested mount trees have the file system mounted on top of
> > the mount trigger dentry.
> >
> > To resolve this a miscellaneous device node for routing ioctl commands
> > to these mount points has been implemented in the autofs4 kernel module
> > and a library added to autofs. This provides the ability to open a file
> > descriptor for these over mounted autofs mount points.
> >
> > Please refer to Documentation/filesystems/autofs4-mount-control.txt for
> > a discussion of the problem, implementation alternatives considered and
> > a description of the interface.
> >
> >
> > ...
> >
> > +
> > +#define AUTOFS_DEV_IOCTL_SIZE sizeof(struct autofs_dev_ioctl)
> > +
> > +typedef int (*ioctl_fn)(struct file *,
> > +struct autofs_sb_info *, struct autofs_dev_ioctl *);
>
> Weird layout, which I fixed.

Auuuhh .. didn't want to do this. I personally like declarations like
this to be on a single line but checkpatch.pl complained about it.

>
> > +static int check_name(const char *name)
> > +{
> > + if (!strchr(name, '/'))
> > + return -EINVAL;
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +/*
> > + * Check a string doesn't overrun the chunk of
> > + * memory we copied from user land.
> > + */
> > +static int invalid_str(char *str, void *end)
> > +{
> > + while ((void *) str <= end)
> > + if (!*str++)
> > + return 0;
> > + return -EINVAL;
> > +}
>
> What is this? gWwe copy strings in from userspace in 10000 different
> places without needing checks such as this?

Yeah, that's true.
Since you recommend I get rid of I'll do so.

>
> > +/*
> > + * Check that the user compiled against correct version of autofs
> > + * misc device code.
> > + *
> > + * As well as checking the version compatibility this always copies
> > + * the kernel interface version out.
> > + */
> > +static int check_dev_ioctl_version(int cmd, struct autofs_dev_ioctl *param)
> > +{
> > + int err = 0;
> > +
> > + if ((AUTOFS_DEV_IOCTL_VERSION_MAJOR != param->ver_major) ||
> > + (AUTOFS_DEV_IOCTL_VERSION_MINOR < param->ver_minor)) {
> > + AUTOFS_WARN("ioctl control interface version mismatch: "
> > + "kernel(%u.%u), user(%u.%u), cmd(%d)",
> > + AUTOFS_DEV_IOCTL_VERSION_MAJOR,
> > + AUTOFS_DEV_IOCTL_VERSION_MINOR,
> > + param->ver_major, param->ver_minor, cmd);
> > + err = -EINVAL;
> > + }
> > +
> > + /* Fill in the kernel version. */
> > + param->ver_major = AUTOFS_DEV_IOCTL_VERSION_MAJOR;
> > + param->ver_minor = AUTOFS_DEV_IOCTL_VERSION_MINOR;
> > +
> > + return err;
> > +}
> > +
> > +/*
> > + * Copy parameter control struct, including a possible path allocated
> > + * at the end of the struct.
> > + */
> > +static struct autofs_dev_ioctl *copy_dev_ioctl(struct autofs_dev_ioctl __user *in)
> > +{
> > + struct autofs_dev_ioctl tmp, *ads;
>
> Variables called `tmp' get me upset, but it seems appropriate here.
>
> > + if (copy_from_user(&tmp, in, sizeof(tmp)))
> > + return ERR_PTR(-EFAULT);
> > +
> > + if (tmp.size < sizeof(tmp))
> > + return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
> > +
> > + ads = kmalloc(tmp.size, GFP_KERNEL);
> > + if (!ads)
> > + return ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> > +
> > + if (copy_from_user(ads, in, tmp.size)) {
> > + kfree(ads);
> > + return ERR_PTR(-EFAULT);
> > + }
> > +
> > + return ads;
> > +}
> > +
> > +static inline void free_dev_ioctl(struct autofs_dev_ioctl *param)
> > +{
> > + kfree(param);
> > + return;
> > +}
> > +
> > +/*
> > + * Check sanity of parameter control fields and if a path is present
> > + * check that it has a "/" and is terminated.
> > + */
> > +static int validate_dev_ioctl(int cmd, struct autofs_dev_ioctl *param)
> > +{
> > + int err = -EINVAL;
> > +
> > + if (check_dev_ioctl_version(cmd, param)) {
> > + AUTOFS_WARN("invalid device control module version "
> > + "supplied for cmd(0x%08x)", cmd);
> > + goto out;
>
> check_dev_ioctl_version() carefully returned a -EFOO value, but this
> caller dropped it on the floor.

Will fix.

>
> > + }
> > +
> > + if (param->size > sizeof(*param)) {
> > + err = check_name(param->path);
> > + if (err) {
> > + AUTOFS_WARN("invalid path supplied for cmd(0x%08x)",
> > + cmd);
> > + goto out;
> > + }
> > +
> > + err = invalid_str(param->path,
> > + (void *) ((size_t) param + param->size));
> > + if (err) {
> > + AUTOFS_WARN("invalid path supplied for cmd(0x%08x)",
> > + cmd);
> > + goto out;
> > + }
> > + }
> > +
> > + err = 0;
> > +out:
> > + return err;
> > +}
> > +
> >
> > ...
> >
> > +static void autofs_dev_ioctl_fd_install(unsigned int fd, struct file *file)
> > +{
> > + struct files_struct *files = current->files;
> > + struct fdtable *fdt;
> > +
> > + spin_lock(&files->file_lock);
> > + fdt = files_fdtable(files);
> > + BUG_ON(fdt->fd[fd] != NULL);
> > + rcu_assign_pointer(fdt->fd[fd], file);
> > + FD_SET(fd, fdt->close_on_exec);
> > + spin_unlock(&files->file_lock);
> > +}
>
> urgh, it's bad to have done a copy-n-paste on fd_install() here. It
> means that if we go and change the locking in core kernel (quite
> possible) then people won't udpate this code.
>
> Do we have alternative here? Can we set close_on_exec outside the lock
> and just call fd_install()? Probably not.
>
> Can we export set_close_on_exec() then call that after having called
> fd_install()? I think so.
>
> But not this, please.

No problem.
You mentioned this last time as well.

Since there are a couple of possible approaches and I wasn't sure which
way to go I thought I'd post it as is and get feedback then make it a
followup patch.

Could the pthreads user space daemon exec something between fd_install()
and set_close_on_exec()?

Perhaps there are some other alternative approaches to this.

Suggestions?

Ian




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