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SubjectRe: [PATCH v1 2/2] binderfs: reserve devices for initial mount
On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 2:08 PM Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Jan 03, 2019 at 01:47:13PM -0800, Todd Kjos wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 12:34 PM Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Thu, Jan 03, 2019 at 12:25:24PM -0800, Todd Kjos wrote:
> > > > On Sun, Dec 23, 2018 at 6:36 AM Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > The binderfs instance in the initial ipc namespace will always have a
> > > > > reserve of 4 binder devices unless explicitly capped by specifying a lower
> > > > > value via the "max" mount option.
> > > > > This ensures when binder devices are removed (on accident or on purpose)
> > > > > they can always be recreated without risking that all minor numbers have
> > > > > already been used up.
> > > > >
> > > > > Cc: Todd Kjos <tkjos@google.com>
> > > > > Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com>
> > > > > ---
> > > > > v1:
> > > > > - patch introduced
> > > > > v0:
> > > > > - patch not present
> > > > > ---
> > > > > drivers/android/binderfs.c | 7 ++++++-
> > > > > 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > > >
> > > > > diff --git a/drivers/android/binderfs.c b/drivers/android/binderfs.c
> > > > > index 873adda064ac..aa635c7ea727 100644
> > > > > --- a/drivers/android/binderfs.c
> > > > > +++ b/drivers/android/binderfs.c
> > > > > @@ -40,6 +40,8 @@
> > > > > #define INODE_OFFSET 3
> > > > > #define INTSTRLEN 21
> > > > > #define BINDERFS_MAX_MINOR (1U << MINORBITS)
> > > > > +/* Ensure that the initial ipc namespace always has a devices available. */
> > > > > +#define BINDERFS_MAX_MINOR_CAPPED (BINDERFS_MAX_MINOR - 4)
> > > >
> > > > Why do you ever need more minors per instance than the number of
> > > > devices listed in CONFIG_ANDROID_BINDER_DEVICES?
> > >
> > > Are you asking asking why this is 4 and not 3? In that case we should
> > > probably parse CONFIG_ANDROID_BINDER_DEVICES once at init time and then
> > > reserve that many binder devices. Thoughts?
> >
> > I'm asking why CONFIG_ANDROID_BINDER_DEVICES isn't the source of truth
> > for the number of devices (it normally specifies 3 devices, but could
> > be different). I can't think of a reason why you'd want
> > CONFIG_MAX_MINOR_CAPPED to be different than the number of devices
> > indicated by CONFIG_ANDROID_BINDER_DEVICES and having it specified in
> > two places seems error prone.
>
> I'm not following. The CONFIG_MAX_MINOR_CAPPED and
> CONFIG_ANDROID_BINDER_DEVICES do not have a relation to each other just
> like binder devices requested in CONFIG_ANDROID_BINDER_DEVICES do not
> have a relation to binderfs binder devices as was requested for this
> patchset.
> I also don't know what you mean "appear in two places".
>
> The fact is, binderfs binder devices are independent of binderfs binder
> devices. So it is perfectly reasonable for someone to say
> CONFIG_ANDROID_BINDER_DEVICES="" and *only* rely on binderfs itself.
> Which absolutely need to be possible.
> What I want in such scenarios is that people always have a number of
> binderfs binder devices guaranteed to be available in the binderfs mount
> in the initial ipc namespace no matter how many devices are allocated in
> non-initial ipc namespace binderfs mounts. That's why allo non-initial
> ipc namespace binderfs mounts will use the CONFIG_MAX_MINOR_CAPPED macro
> which guarantees that there's number of devices reserved for the
> binderfs instance in the initial ipc namespace.

Yes, you are right. Cobwebs from vacation -- I confused this with the
previous non-binderfs implementation that was posted that did use
CONFIG_ANDROID_BINDER_DEVICES to instantiate the devices in all
containers. In binderfs, that is only used for the initial (default)
devices.

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