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SubjectRe: [PATCH -V6 20/26] richacl: Automatic Inheritance
On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 10:55:42PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> From: Andreas Gruenbacher <agruen@kernel.org>
>
> Automatic Inheritance (AI) allows changes to the acl of a directory to
> recursively propagate down to files and directories in the directory.
>
> To implement this, the kernel keeps track of which permissions have been
> inherited, and makes sure that permission propagation is turned off when
> the file permission bits of a file are changed (upon create or chmod).
>
> The actual permission propagation is implemented in user space.
>
> AI works as follows:
>
> - When the ACL4_AUTO_INHERIT flag in the acl of a file is cleared, the
> file is not affected by AI.
>
> - When the ACL4_AUTO_INHERIT flag in the acl of a directory is set and
> a file or subdirectory is created in that directory, files created in
> the directory will have the ACL4_AUTO_INHERIT flag set, and all
> inherited aces will have the ACE4_INHERITED_ACE flag set. This
> allows user space to distinguish between aces which have been
> inherited, and aces which have been explicitly added.
>
> - When the ACL4_PROTECTED acl flag in the acl of a file is set, AI will
> not modify the acl of the file. This does not affect propagation of
> permissions from the file to its children (if the file is a
> directory).
>
> Linux does not have a way of creating files without setting the file
> permission bits, so all files created inside a directory with
> ACL4_AUTO_INHERIT set will also have the ACL4_PROTECTED flag set. This
> effectively disables AI.
>
> Protocols which support creating files without specifying permissions
> can explicitly clear the ACL4_PROTECTED flag after creating a file (and
> reset the file masks to "undo" applying the create mode; see
> richacl_compute_max_masks()). This is a workaround;

and sort of racy, I guess.

> a per-create or
> per-process flag indicating to ignore the create mode when AI is in
> effect would fix this problem.

Hm. OK.

--b.

>
> Signed-off-by: Andreas Gruenbacher <agruen@kernel.org>
> Signed-off-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
> fs/richacl_base.c | 10 +++++++++-
> fs/richacl_inode.c | 7 ++++++-
> include/linux/richacl.h | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++--
> 3 files changed, 38 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/richacl_base.c b/fs/richacl_base.c
> index 9d61c34..2cdc244 100644
> --- a/fs/richacl_base.c
> +++ b/fs/richacl_base.c
> @@ -377,7 +377,8 @@ richacl_chmod(struct richacl *acl, mode_t mode)
> if (acl->a_owner_mask == owner_mask &&
> acl->a_group_mask == group_mask &&
> acl->a_other_mask == other_mask &&
> - (acl->a_flags & ACL4_MASKED))
> + (acl->a_flags & ACL4_MASKED) &&
> + (!richacl_is_auto_inherit(acl) || richacl_is_protected(acl)))
> return acl;
>
> clone = richacl_clone(acl);
> @@ -389,6 +390,8 @@ richacl_chmod(struct richacl *acl, mode_t mode)
> clone->a_owner_mask = owner_mask;
> clone->a_group_mask = group_mask;
> clone->a_other_mask = other_mask;
> + if (richacl_is_auto_inherit(clone))
> + clone->a_flags |= ACL4_PROTECTED;
>
> return clone;
> }
> @@ -558,6 +561,11 @@ richacl_inherit(const struct richacl *dir_acl, int isdir)
> ace++;
> }
> }
> + if (richacl_is_auto_inherit(dir_acl)) {
> + acl->a_flags = ACL4_AUTO_INHERIT;
> + richacl_for_each_entry(ace, acl)
> + ace->e_flags |= ACE4_INHERITED_ACE;
> + }
>
> return acl;
> }
> diff --git a/fs/richacl_inode.c b/fs/richacl_inode.c
> index a8d2beb..be6c3eb 100644
> --- a/fs/richacl_inode.c
> +++ b/fs/richacl_inode.c
> @@ -37,9 +37,14 @@ richacl_inherit_inode(const struct richacl *dir_acl, struct inode *inode)
>
> acl = richacl_inherit(dir_acl, S_ISDIR(inode->i_mode));
> if (acl) {
> + /*
> + * We need to set ACL4_PROTECTED because we are
> + * doing an implicit chmod
> + */
> + if (richacl_is_auto_inherit(acl))
> + acl->a_flags |= ACL4_PROTECTED;
>
> richacl_compute_max_masks(acl);
> -
> /*
> * Ensure that the acl will not grant any permissions beyond
> * the create mode.
> diff --git a/include/linux/richacl.h b/include/linux/richacl.h
> index d18c4a6..ca07209 100644
> --- a/include/linux/richacl.h
> +++ b/include/linux/richacl.h
> @@ -47,10 +47,16 @@ struct richacl {
> _ace != _acl->a_entries - 1; \
> _ace--)
>
> +/* a_flags values */
> +#define ACL4_AUTO_INHERIT 0x01
> +#define ACL4_PROTECTED 0x02
> +/* #define ACL4_DEFAULTED 0x04 */
> /* Flag values defined by rich-acl */
> #define ACL4_MASKED 0x80
>
> #define ACL4_VALID_FLAGS ( \
> + ACL4_AUTO_INHERIT | \
> + ACL4_PROTECTED | \
> ACL4_MASKED)
>
> /* e_type values */
> @@ -67,6 +73,7 @@ struct richacl {
> /*#define ACE4_SUCCESSFUL_ACCESS_ACE_FLAG 0x0010*/
> /*#define ACE4_FAILED_ACCESS_ACE_FLAG 0x0020*/
> #define ACE4_IDENTIFIER_GROUP 0x0040
> +#define ACE4_INHERITED_ACE 0x0080
> /* in-memory representation only */
> #define ACE4_SPECIAL_WHO 0x4000
>
> @@ -75,7 +82,8 @@ struct richacl {
> ACE4_DIRECTORY_INHERIT_ACE | \
> ACE4_NO_PROPAGATE_INHERIT_ACE | \
> ACE4_INHERIT_ONLY_ACE | \
> - ACE4_IDENTIFIER_GROUP)
> + ACE4_IDENTIFIER_GROUP | \
> + ACE4_INHERITED_ACE)
>
> /* e_mask bitflags */
> #define ACE4_READ_DATA 0x00000001
> @@ -181,6 +189,18 @@ richacl_put(struct richacl *acl)
> kfree(acl);
> }
>
> +static inline int
> +richacl_is_auto_inherit(const struct richacl *acl)
> +{
> + return acl->a_flags & ACL4_AUTO_INHERIT;
> +}
> +
> +static inline int
> +richacl_is_protected(const struct richacl *acl)
> +{
> + return acl->a_flags & ACL4_PROTECTED;
> +}
> +
> /*
> * Special e_who identifiers: we use these pointer values in comparisons
> * instead of doing a strcmp.
> @@ -259,7 +279,8 @@ richace_clear_inheritance_flags(struct richace *ace)
> ace->e_flags &= ~(ACE4_FILE_INHERIT_ACE |
> ACE4_DIRECTORY_INHERIT_ACE |
> ACE4_NO_PROPAGATE_INHERIT_ACE |
> - ACE4_INHERIT_ONLY_ACE);
> + ACE4_INHERIT_ONLY_ACE |
> + ACE4_INHERITED_ACE);
> }
>
> /**
> --
> 1.7.4.1
>


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