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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8] seccomp, ptrace: add support for dumping seccomp filters
On 10/21, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> Hi Oleg,
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 08:51:46PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > > +
> > > + if (WARN_ON(count != 1)) {
> > > + /* The filter tree shouldn't shrink while we're using it. */
> > > + ret = -ENOENT;
> >
> > Yes. but this looks a bit confusing. If we want this WARN_ON() check
> > because we are paranoid, then we should do
> >
> > WARN_ON(count != 1 || filter);
> I guess you mean !filter here? We want filter to be non-null, because
> we use it later.

Yes, yes, sorry for confusion. And (if we could race with shrink) it
could be NULL so this paranoid check is not complete.

> > And "while we're using it" look misleading, we rely on ->siglock.
> >
> > Plus if we could be shrinked the additional check can't help anyway,
> > we can used the free filter. So I don't really understand this check
> > and "filter != NULL" in the previous "while (filter && count > 1)".
> > Nevermind...
> Just paranoia. You're right that we could get rid of WARN_ON and the
> null check. I can send an updated patch to drop these bits if
> necessary. Kees?

Just in case, I am fine either way, this is minor.

> > In short. Who can attach a filter without "save => true" ?
> There are two kinds of BPF programs, a "classic" instruction set, and
> an "extended" one (which has more features, like maps, that seccomp
> probably wants to use someday). Right now, the kernel only supports
> adding filters via the classic interface, which saves the orig_prog
> and then converts it into the "extended" instruction set for internal
> use in the kernel. This ptrace command just dumps the classic
> programs.


> In the future, if there exists a seccomp interface to add extended BPF
> programs directly, they won't have an orig_prog, which will trigger
> this error.

Hmm. It is not clear to me why this "new" interface won't or can't save
orig_prog like we currently do. But this doesn't matter.

If we know that currently this is not possible why should be confuse the
reader? Can't we remove this code or turn it into WARN_ON(!orig_prog)
to make it clear?

And this leads to another question... If we expect that this interface
can change later, then perhaps PTRACE_SECCOMP_GET_FILTER should also
dump some header before copy_to_user(fprog->filter) ? Say, just
"unsigned long version" == 0 for now. So that we can avoid

Tycho, Kees, to clarify, it is not that I really think we should do this,
up to you. I am just asking.


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