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Subject[PATCH v2 5/9] procfs: make /proc entries that use seq files able to access file->f_cred
In order to check if the cred of current have changed between ->open()
and ->read(), we must able to access the file's opener cred
'file->f_cred' at any point.

To make this possible for /proc/*/{stack,personality,stat} pass the
'file struct' as a 3rd argument to single_open() so it will be stored in
seq_file->private in seq_open(). This way these entries are able to
continue to use seq files, and access the file->f_cred easily.

This is also a preparation for the following patches which will check
the corresponding file->f_cred.

Signed-off-by: Djalal Harouni <>
fs/proc/base.c | 7 +++++--
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/proc/base.c b/fs/proc/base.c
index 54e926a..d4b604d 100644
--- a/fs/proc/base.c
+++ b/fs/proc/base.c
@@ -765,7 +765,8 @@ static const struct file_operations proc_info_file_operations = {

static int proc_single_show(struct seq_file *m, void *v)
- struct inode *inode = m->private;
+ struct file *filp = m->private;
+ struct inode *inode = file_inode(filp);
struct pid_namespace *ns;
struct pid *pid;
struct task_struct *task;
@@ -785,7 +786,9 @@ static int proc_single_show(struct seq_file *m, void *v)

static int proc_single_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
- return single_open(filp, proc_single_show, inode);
+ /* Later we need inode and filp->f_cred, so pass filp as 3rd
+ * argument, it will be referenced by seq_file->private */
+ return single_open(filp, proc_single_show, filp);

static const struct file_operations proc_single_file_operations = {

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