lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2014]   [Apr]   [15]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] cmdline: Hide "debug" from /proc/cmdline
Hi Linus,

just checking on the status here: what did we decide on this one in
the end?

It works as expected, it is a good idea to have it as a protection
against every user space abuser, maybe we should apply it now that the
merge window is over and things are calming down?

Or should I remind you the next merge window?

Thanks.

On Wed, Apr 02, 2014 at 06:47:57PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM, Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> >
> > TOTALLY UNTESTED. But it really isn't complex.
>
> Oh, and here's a patch that is actually lightly tested. I did
>
> while :; do echo hello; done > /dev/kmsg
>
> (the 'yes' program buffers output, so won't work) and I get
>
> [ 122.062912] hello
> [ 122.062915] hello
> [ 122.062918] hello
> [ 122.062921] hello
> [ 122.062924] hello
> [ 122.062927] hello
> [ 122.062930] hello
> [ 122.062932] hello
> [ 122.062935] hello
> [ 122.062938] hello
> [ 127.062671] bash: 2104439 callbacks suppressed
>
> so it works (repeating every five seconds, as expected).
>
> It's definitely not perfect - if we suppress output, and the process
> then closes the file descriptor rather than continuing to write more,
> you won't get that "suppressed" message. But it's a usable starting
> point for testing and commentary on the actual limits.
>
> So we should probably add reporting about suppressed messages at file
> close time, and we should tweak the limits (for example, perhaps not
> limit things if the buffers are largely empty - which happens at
> bootup), but on the whole I think this is a reasonable thing to do.
>
> Whether it actually fixes the problem that Borislav had is
> questionable, of course. For all I know, systemd debug mode generates
> so much data in *other* ways and then causes feedback loops with the
> kernel debugging that this patch is totally immaterial, and dmesg was
> never the main issue. But unlike the "hide 'debug' from
> /proc/cmdline", I think this patch at least _conceptually_ makes a lot
> of sense, even if systemd gets fixed, so ...
>
> Borislav?
>
> Linus

> kernel/printk/printk.c | 26 ++++++++++++++++----------
> 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/printk/printk.c b/kernel/printk/printk.c
> index 4dae9cbe9259..b01ba10fb1b9 100644
> --- a/kernel/printk/printk.c
> +++ b/kernel/printk/printk.c
> @@ -410,6 +410,7 @@ struct devkmsg_user {
> u64 seq;
> u32 idx;
> enum log_flags prev;
> + struct ratelimit_state rs;
> struct mutex lock;
> char buf[8192];
> };
> @@ -421,11 +422,15 @@ static ssize_t devkmsg_writev(struct kiocb *iocb, const struct iovec *iv,
> int i;
> int level = default_message_loglevel;
> int facility = 1; /* LOG_USER */
> + struct file *file = iocb->ki_filp;
> + struct devkmsg_user *user = file->private_data;
> size_t len = iov_length(iv, count);
> ssize_t ret = len;
>
> - if (len > LOG_LINE_MAX)
> + if (!user || len > LOG_LINE_MAX)
> return -EINVAL;
> + if (!___ratelimit(&user->rs, current->comm))
> + return ret;
> buf = kmalloc(len+1, GFP_KERNEL);
> if (buf == NULL)
> return -ENOMEM;
> @@ -656,21 +661,22 @@ static unsigned int devkmsg_poll(struct file *file, poll_table *wait)
> static int devkmsg_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
> {
> struct devkmsg_user *user;
> - int err;
> -
> - /* write-only does not need any file context */
> - if ((file->f_flags & O_ACCMODE) == O_WRONLY)
> - return 0;
>
> - err = check_syslog_permissions(SYSLOG_ACTION_READ_ALL,
> - SYSLOG_FROM_READER);
> - if (err)
> - return err;
> + /* write-only does not need to check read permissions */
> + if ((file->f_flags & O_ACCMODE) != O_WRONLY) {
> + int err = check_syslog_permissions(SYSLOG_ACTION_READ_ALL,
> + SYSLOG_FROM_READER);
> + if (err)
> + return err;
> + }
>
> user = kmalloc(sizeof(struct devkmsg_user), GFP_KERNEL);
> if (!user)
> return -ENOMEM;
>
> + /* Configurable? */
> + ratelimit_state_init(&user->rs, DEFAULT_RATELIMIT_INTERVAL, DEFAULT_RATELIMIT_BURST);
> +
> mutex_init(&user->lock);
>
> raw_spin_lock_irq(&logbuf_lock);


--
Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

Sent from a fat crate under my desk. Formatting is fine.
--


\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2014-04-15 09:41    [W:0.177 / U:17.332 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site