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SubjectRe: netfilter: xt_bpf: Fix XT_BPF_MODE_FD_PINNED mode of 'xt_bpf_info_v1'
On 12/02/2017 07:48 PM, Al Viro wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 01, 2017 at 09:47:00PM +0100, Daniel Borkmann wrote:
>>> Might want to replace security_path_mknod() with something saner, while we are
>>> at it.
>>> Objections?
>> No, thanks for looking into this, and sorry for this fugly hack! :( Not
>> that this doesn't make it any better, but I think back then I took it
>> over from mqueue implementation ... should have known better and looking
>> into making this generic instead, sigh. The above looks good to me, so
>> no objections from my side and thanks for working on it!
>>> PS: mqueue.c would also benefit from such primitive - do_create() there would
>>> simply pass attr as callback's argument into vfs_mkobj(), with callback being
>>> the guts of mqueue_create()...
> OK... See vfs.git#untested.mkobj; it really needs testing, though - mq_open(2)
> passes LTP tests, but that's not saying much, and BPF side is completely
> untested.

I pulled vfs.git#untested.mkobj into my local tree and ran tests for both
progs and maps on it, all went fine and the patch looks good to me.

For 'bpf_obj_do_pin(): switch to vfs_mkobj(), quit abusing ->mknod()' when
you push the fix to Linus, feel free to add:

Acked-by: Daniel Borkmann <>

Thanks for your help, Al!

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