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SubjectRe: [PATCH RESEND 2/2] pidns: Expose task pid_ns_for_children to userspace
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On 31.03.2017 18:06, Kees Cook wrote:
> 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 "-"

Thanks, Kees. The updated version is below:

[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..b4e9b13f0 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]
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
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