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SubjectRe: [PATCH] seccomp: Add group_leader pid to seccomp_notif
Sargun Dhillon <> writes:

> This includes the thread group leader ID in the seccomp_notif. This is
> immediately useful for opening up a pidfd for the group leader, as
> pidfds only work on group leaders.

The code looks fine (except for the name of the test), but can you
please talk and think about this as something other than the
group leader?

The initial thread in a thread group can die, and the tgid is still
valid for the entire group. Because the initial thread of a
process/thread group can die (but rarely does) that tends to result in
kernel code that fails when thread_group_leader dies.

To remove that class of bugs I am slowy working to remove the
thread_group_leader from the kernel entirely.

Looking at the names of the fields in the structure it looks like
there is another class of bugs to be removed by renaming PIDTYPE_PID
to PIDTYPE_TID in the kernel as well. Just skimming the example code
it looks very simple to get confused.

Is there any chance some can modify struct seccomp_notify to do
union {
__u32 pid;
__u32 tid;

Just to reduce the chance of confusion between the userspace pid and the
in kernel pid names?


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