[PATCH 11/15] Signal semantics

Kirill Korotaev dev at sw.ru
Thu Aug 2 01:35:32 PDT 2007

Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> Quoting Pavel Emelyanov (xemul at openvz.org):
>>>>| Maybe it's worth disabling cross-namespaces ptracing...
>>>>I think so too. Its probably not a serious limitation ?
>>>Several people think we will implement 'namespace entering' through a
>>>ptrace hack, where maybe the admin ptraces the init in a child pidns,
>>Why not implement namespace entering w/o any hacks? :)
> I did, as a patch on top of the nsproxy container subsystem.  The
> response was that that is a hack, and ptrace is cleaner  :)
> So the current options for namespace entering would be:
> 	* using Cedric's bind_ns() functionality, which assigns an
> 	  integer global id to a namespace, and allows a process to
> 	  enter a namespace by that global id

looks more or less good and what OVZ actually does.
So I would prefer this one.

> 	* using my nsproxy container subsystem patch, which lets
> 	  a process enter another namespace using
> 	  	echo pid > /container/some/cont/directory/tasks
> 	  and eventually might allow construction of custom
> 	  namespaces, i.e.
> 	  	mkdir /container/c1/c2
> 		ln -s /container/c1/c1/network /container/c1/c2/network
> 		echo $$ > /container/c1/c2/tasks

Sound ok and logical as well.

> 	* using ptrace to coerce a process in the target namespace
> 	  into forking and executing the desired program.

you'll need to change ptrace interface in this case imho...
doesn't sound ok at all... at least for me. So I agree with Pavel.

>>>makes it fork, and makes the child execute what it wants (i.e. ps -ef).
>>>You're talking about killing that functionality?
>>No. We're talking about disabling the things that are not supposed 
>>to work at all.
> Uh, well in the abstract that sounds like a sound policy...

Pavel simply meant that no one plans to disable functionality in question.


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