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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fs: add an ioctl to get an owning userns for a superblock
Andrei Vagin <avagin@openvz.org> writes:

> The introduced ioctl returns a file descriptor that refers to a owning
> user namespace for a superblock which is associated with a target file
> descriptor.
>
> EPERM is returned if the current process doesn't have CAP_SYS_ADMIN in
> the returned user namespace.
>
> This information is required to dump and restore mount namespaces. We
> need to know to which user namespace a superblock is belonged to.
>
> We already have the SIOCGSKNS ioctl for sockets to get a network
> namespace, so it looks reasonable to use the same interface for
> superblocks too.
>
> This functionality can be useful for users in order to understand
> a running system.

This will probably work. And the capability check eases any concerns
I might have that this would be a trivial information leak.

That said can we hold off just a little bit. If open_fs work actually
turns into a real interface that would seem to be the perfect place
to stick this functionality.

Eric

>
> Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
> Cc: Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
> Signed-off-by: Andrei Vagin <avagin@openvz.org>
> ---
> fs/ioctl.c | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
> include/uapi/linux/fs.h | 2 ++
> 2 files changed, 25 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/fs/ioctl.c b/fs/ioctl.c
> index 569db68..22bbf37 100644
> --- a/fs/ioctl.c
> +++ b/fs/ioctl.c
> @@ -16,6 +16,8 @@
> #include <linux/buffer_head.h>
> #include <linux/falloc.h>
> #include <linux/sched/signal.h>
> +#include <linux/proc_fs.h>
> +#include <linux/user_namespace.h>
>
> #include "internal.h"
>
> @@ -614,6 +616,25 @@ static int ioctl_file_dedupe_range(struct file *file, void __user *arg)
> return ret;
> }
>
> +static struct ns_common *get_sb_userns(struct ns_common *ns_common)
> +{
> + struct user_namespace *ns;
> +
> + ns = container_of(ns_common, struct user_namespace, ns);
> +
> + return &get_user_ns(ns)->ns;
> +}
> +
> +static int ioctl_fs_sb_userns(struct file *filp)
> +{
> + struct super_block *sb = file_inode(filp)->i_sb;
> +
> + if (!ns_capable(sb->s_user_ns, CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
> + return -EPERM;
> +
> + return open_related_ns(&sb->s_user_ns->ns, get_sb_userns);
> +}
> +
> /*
> * When you add any new common ioctls to the switches above and below
> * please update compat_sys_ioctl() too.
> @@ -677,6 +698,8 @@ int do_vfs_ioctl(struct file *filp, unsigned int fd, unsigned int cmd,
>
> case FIDEDUPERANGE:
> return ioctl_file_dedupe_range(filp, argp);
> + case FS_IOC_SB_USERNS:
> + return ioctl_fs_sb_userns(filp);
>
> default:
> if (S_ISREG(inode->i_mode))
> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/fs.h b/include/uapi/linux/fs.h
> index 33423aa..26ef2d5 100644
> --- a/include/uapi/linux/fs.h
> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/fs.h
> @@ -246,6 +246,8 @@ struct fsxattr {
> #define FICLONE _IOW(0x94, 9, int)
> #define FICLONERANGE _IOW(0x94, 13, struct file_clone_range)
> #define FIDEDUPERANGE _IOWR(0x94, 54, struct file_dedupe_range)
> +/* Get a file descriptor to an owning userns for a superblock */
> +#define FS_IOC_SB_USERNS _IOR('X', 55, int)
>
> #define FS_IOC_GETFLAGS _IOR('f', 1, long)
> #define FS_IOC_SETFLAGS _IOW('f', 2, long)

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