[PATCH 14/20] Allow cloning of new namespace

Pavel Emelyanov xemul at openvz.org
Wed Aug 8 00:29:59 PDT 2007


sukadev at us.ibm.com wrote:
> Pavel Emelianov [xemul at openvz.org] wrote:
> | When clone() is invoked with CLONE_NEWPID, create a new pid namespace
> | and then create a new struct pid for the new process. Allocate pid_t's
> | for the new process in the new pid namespace and all ancestor pid
> | namespaces. Make the newly cloned process the session and process group
> | leader.
> | 
> | Since the active pid namespace is special and expected to be the first
> 
> active pid ns is the *last entry* in this patchset (not first) right ?

yes. thanks.

> | entry in pid->upid_list, preserve the order of pid namespaces.
> | 
> | The size of 'struct pid' is dependent on the the number of pid namespaces
> | the process exists in, so we use multiple pid-caches'. Only one pid cache
> | is created during system startup and this used by processes that exist
> | only in init_pid_ns.
> | 
> | When a process clones its pid namespace, we create additional pid caches
> | as necessary and use the pid cache to allocate 'struct pids' for that depth.
> | 
> | Note, that with this patch the newly created namespace won't work, since
> | the rest of the kernel still uses global pids, but this is to be fixed
> | soon. Init pid namespace still works.
> | 
> | Signed-off-by: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul at openvz.org>
> | Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev at us.ibm.com>
> | 
> | ---
> | 
> |  include/linux/sched.h |    1 
> |  kernel/fork.c         |   48 +++++++++++++++++---------
> |  kernel/nsproxy.c      |    3 +
> |  kernel/pid.c          |   91 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
> |  4 files changed, 118 insertions(+), 25 deletions(-)
> | 
> | --- ./include/linux/sched.h.ve14	2007-08-06 15:00:09.000000000 +0400
> | +++ ./include/linux/sched.h	2007-08-06 15:00:09.000000000 +0400
> | @@ -27,6 +27,7 @@
> |  #define CLONE_NEWUTS		0x04000000	/* New utsname group? */
> |  #define CLONE_NEWIPC		0x08000000	/* New ipcs */
> |  #define CLONE_NEWUSER		0x10000000	/* New user namespace */
> | +#define CLONE_NEWPID		0x20000000	/* New pids */
> 
> Nit. I think "New pid namespace" would be a better comment.

ok.

> Suka
> 

Thanks,
Pavel


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