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Subject[PATCH review 3/6] userns: Recommend use of memory control groups.

In the help text describing user namespaces recommend use of memory
control groups. In many cases memory control groups are the only
mechanism there is to limit how much memory a user who can create
user namespaces can use.

Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
Documentation/namespaces/resource-control.txt | 10 ++++++++++
init/Kconfig | 7 +++++++
2 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 Documentation/namespaces/resource-control.txt

diff --git a/Documentation/namespaces/resource-control.txt b/Documentation/namespaces/resource-control.txt
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..3d8178a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/namespaces/resource-control.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+There are a lot of kinds of objects in the kernel that don't have
+individual limits or that have limits that are ineffective when a set
+of processes is allowed to switch user ids. With user namespaces
+enabled in a kernel for people who don't trust their users or their
+users programs to play nice this problems becomes more acute.
+Therefore it is recommended that memory control groups be enabled in
+kernels that enable user namespaces, and it is further recommended
+that userspace configure memory control groups to limit how much
+memory users they don't trust to play nice can use.
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 7d30240..c8c58bd 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -1035,6 +1035,13 @@ config USER_NS
This allows containers, i.e. vservers, to use user namespaces
to provide different user info for different servers.
+ When user namespaces are enabled in the kernel it is
+ recommended that the MEMCG and MEMCG_KMEM options also be
+ enabled and that user-space use the memory control groups to
+ limit the amount of memory a memory unprivileged users can
+ use.
If unsure, say N.

config PID_NS

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