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SubjectRe: [PATCH RESEND 2/2] pidns: Expose task pid_ns_for_children to userspace
On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 2:45 AM, Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com> wrote:
> On 31.03.2017 04:04, Andrei Vagin wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 03:05:20PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
>>> On Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:27:59 +0300 Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> pid_ns_for_children set by a task is known only to the task itself,
>>>> and it's impossible to identify it from outside.
>>>>
>>>> It's a big problem for checkpoint/restore software like CRIU,
>>>> because it can't correctly handle tasks, that do setns(CLONE_NEWPID)
>>>> in proccess of their work.
>>>>
>>>> This patch solves the problem, and it exposes pid_ns_for_children
>>>> to ns directory in standard way with the name "pid_for_children":
>>>>
>>>> ~# ls /proc/5531/ns -l | grep pid
>>>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jan 14 16:38 pid -> pid:[4026531836]
>>>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jan 14 16:38 pid_for_children -> pid:[4026532286]
>>>>
>>>> --- a/fs/proc/namespaces.c
>>>> +++ b/fs/proc/namespaces.c
>>>> @@ -23,6 +23,7 @@ static const struct proc_ns_operations *ns_entries[] = {
>>>> #endif
>>>> #ifdef CONFIG_PID_NS
>>>> &pidns_operations,
>>>> + &pidns_for_children_operations,
>>>> #endif
>>>
>>> This interface should be documented somewhere under Documentation/.
>>> But I can't immediately find where the /proc/pid/ns/ pseudo-files are
>>> documented...
>>
>> I know that they are documented in man7/namespaces.7
>>
>> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/docs/man-pages/man-pages.git/tree/man7/namespaces.7#n187
>
> I suggest the below patch, but it's too early for the man description till
> the feature is in mainline, because the man page requires commit id of the feature.
>
> [PATCH] namespaces.7: Document the /proc/[pid]/ns/pid_for_children file
>
> Signed-off-by: Kirill Tkhai <ktkhai@virtuozzo.com>
> ---
> man7/namespaces.7 | 10 +++++++++-
> 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/man7/namespaces.7 b/man7/namespaces.7
> index 6dfceaa2a..06041774f 100644
> --- a/man7/namespaces.7
> +++ b/man7/namespaces.7
> @@ -125,6 +125,7 @@ lrwxrwxrwx. 1 mtk mtk 0 Apr 28 12:46 ipc \-> ipc:[4026531839]
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 mtk mtk 0 Apr 28 12:46 mnt \-> mnt:[4026531840]
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 mtk mtk 0 Apr 28 12:46 net \-> net:[4026531969]
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 mtk mtk 0 Apr 28 12:46 pid \-> pid:[4026531836]
> +lrwxrwxrwx. 1 mtk mtk 0 Apr 28 12:46 pid_for_children -> pid:[4026531834]

Minor nit: this needs to be "\-" for the "-"

> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 mtk mtk 0 Apr 28 12:46 user \-> user:[4026531837]
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 mtk mtk 0 Apr 28 12:46 uts \-> uts:[4026531838]
> .fi
> @@ -186,7 +187,14 @@ This file is a handle for the network namespace of the process.
> .TP
> .IR /proc/[pid]/ns/pid " (since Linux 3.8)"
> .\" commit 57e8391d327609cbf12d843259c968b9e5c1838f
> -This file is a handle for the PID namespace of the process.
> +This file is a handle for the PID namespace of the process. It's
> +permanent during the whole process life.
> +.TP
> +.IR /proc/[pid]/ns/pid_for_children " (since Linux 4.12)"
> +.\" commit FIXME
> +This file is a handle for the PID namespace of a next born child
> +of the process. It's changed after unshare(2) and via setns(2),
> +so the file may differ from /proc/[pid]/ns/pid.
> .TP
> .IR /proc/[pid]/ns/user " (since Linux 3.8)"
> .\" commit cde1975bc242f3e1072bde623ef378e547b73f91
>

-Kees

--
Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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