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Subject[PATCH] userns: Allow unprivileged reboot
In a container with its own pid namespace and user namespace, rebooting
the system won't reboot the host, but terminate all the processes in
it and thus have the container shutdown, so it's safe.

Signed-off-by: Li Zefan <lizefan@huawei.com>
---
kernel/sys.c | 5 +++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sys.c b/kernel/sys.c
index 265b376..24d1ef5 100644
--- a/kernel/sys.c
+++ b/kernel/sys.c
@@ -433,11 +433,12 @@ static DEFINE_MUTEX(reboot_mutex);
SYSCALL_DEFINE4(reboot, int, magic1, int, magic2, unsigned int, cmd,
void __user *, arg)
{
+ struct pid_namespace *pid_ns = task_active_pid_ns(current);
char buffer[256];
int ret = 0;

/* We only trust the superuser with rebooting the system. */
- if (!capable(CAP_SYS_BOOT))
+ if (!ns_capable(pid_ns->user_ns, CAP_SYS_BOOT))
return -EPERM;

/* For safety, we require "magic" arguments. */
@@ -453,7 +454,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE4(reboot, int, magic1, int, magic2, unsigned int, cmd,
* pid_namespace, the command is handled by reboot_pid_ns() which will
* call do_exit().
*/
- ret = reboot_pid_ns(task_active_pid_ns(current), cmd);
+ ret = reboot_pid_ns(pid_ns, cmd);
if (ret)
return ret;

--
1.8.0.2

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