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SubjectRe: [PATCH] debugfs: Add mount restriction option
On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 08:39:02AM +0000, Enderborg, Peter wrote:
> On 5/28/20 10:27 AM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 10:00:31AM +0200, Peter Enderborg wrote:
> >> Since debugfs include sensitive information it need to be treated
> >> carefully. But it also has many very useful debug functions for userspace.
> >> With this option we can have same configuration for system with
> >> need of debugfs and a way to turn it off. It is needed new
> >> kernel command line parameter to be activated.
> > By "configuration" do you mean "kernel configuration"? What is wrong
> > with relying on the build option like we do today?
> >
> > You might want to reword all of this to make more sense about the
> > "problem" you are trying to solve here, as I don't really understand it,
> > sorry.
> >
> >
> >> Signed-off-by: Peter Enderborg <peter.enderborg@sony.com>
> >> ---
> >> fs/debugfs/inode.c | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
> >> lib/Kconfig.debug | 10 ++++++++++
> >> 2 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > No documentation update? That's not good :(
> >
> >
> >> diff --git a/fs/debugfs/inode.c b/fs/debugfs/inode.c
> >> index b7f2e971ecbc..bde37dab77e0 100644
> >> --- a/fs/debugfs/inode.c
> >> +++ b/fs/debugfs/inode.c
> >> @@ -786,10 +786,25 @@ bool debugfs_initialized(void)
> >> }
> >> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(debugfs_initialized);
> >>
> >> +static int allow_debugfs;
> >> +
> >> +static int __init debugfs_kernel(char *str)
> >> +{
> >> + if (str && !strcmp(str, "true"))
> >> + allow_debugfs = true;
> >> +
> >> + return 0;
> >> +
> >> +}
> >> +early_param("debugfs", debugfs_kernel);
> >> +
> >> static int __init debugfs_init(void)
> >> {
> >> int retval;
> >> -
> >> +#ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_FS_MOUNT_RESTRICTED
> >> + if (!allow_debugfs)
> >> + return -EPERM;
> >> +#endif
> > But you are not restricting the ability to mount it here, you are
> > removing the ability for it to even start up at all. What does this
> > break for code that thinks the filesystem is registered (i.e. the call
> > to simple_pin_fs() in start_creating() in fs/debugfs/inode.c?
> >
> If it does, the lines below is also cause the same problem.

In a working system, errors in the lines below will never happen :)

thanks,

greg k-h

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