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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 1/2] fork: extend clone3() to support setting a PID
On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 09:50:03AM +0000, Pavel Emelianov wrote:
> On 8/12/19 11:09 PM, Adrian Reber wrote:
> > The main motivation to add set_tid to clone3() is CRIU.
> >
> > To restore a process with the same PID/TID CRIU currently uses
> > /proc/sys/kernel/ns_last_pid. It writes the desired (PID - 1) to
> > ns_last_pid and then (quickly) does a clone(). This works most of the
> > time, but it is racy. It is also slow as it requires multiple syscalls.
> >
> > Extending clone3() to support set_tid makes it possible restore a
> > process using CRIU without accessing /proc/sys/kernel/ns_last_pid and
> > race free (as long as the desired PID/TID is available).
> >
> > This clone3() extension places the same restrictions (CAP_SYS_ADMIN)
> > on clone3() with set_tid as they are currently in place for ns_last_pid.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Adrian Reber <areber@redhat.com>
>
> Acked-by: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@openvz.org>

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 04:30:24PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 08/12, Adrian Reber wrote:
> >
> > The main motivation to add set_tid to clone3() is CRIU.
> >
> > To restore a process with the same PID/TID CRIU currently uses
> > /proc/sys/kernel/ns_last_pid. It writes the desired (PID - 1) to
> > ns_last_pid and then (quickly) does a clone(). This works most of the
> > time, but it is racy. It is also slow as it requires multiple syscalls.
> >
> > Extending clone3() to support set_tid makes it possible restore a
> > process using CRIU without accessing /proc/sys/kernel/ns_last_pid and
> > race free (as long as the desired PID/TID is available).
> >
> > This clone3() extension places the same restrictions (CAP_SYS_ADMIN)
> > on clone3() with set_tid as they are currently in place for ns_last_pid.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Adrian Reber <areber@redhat.com>
>
> Reviewed-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
>

Added-to:
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/brauner/linux.git/log/?h=pidfd

Merged-into:
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/brauner/linux.git/log/?h=for-next

Thanks!
Christian

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