[PATCH] reject '\n' in a cgroup name

KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki kamezawa.hiroyu at jp.fujitsu.com
Tue Jan 29 17:32:15 PST 2008


On Sun, 27 Jan 2008 23:49:04 -0800
"Paul Menage" <menage at google.com> wrote:

> Looks sensible - maybe we should ban all characters not in [a-zA-Z0-9._-] ?
> 
Hmm, ' ' (white space) please.

but it seems that the cgroup rejects multibyte charactor names. 
(I myself don't like it but..)

So, please add a section for 'acceptable names for cgroup' to cgroup
documentation.

Thanks,
-Kame


> Paul
> 
> On Jan 23, 2008 9:20 PM, YAMAMOTO Takashi <yamamoto at valinux.co.jp> wrote:
> > hi,
> >
> > the following patch rejects '\n' in a cgroup name.
> > otherwise /proc/$$/cgroup is not parsable.
> >
> > example:
> >         imawoto% cat /proc/$$/cgroup
> >         memory:/
> >         imawoto% mkdir -p "
> >         memory:/foo"
> >         imawoto% echo $$ >| "
> >         memory:/foo/tasks"
> >         imawoto% cat /proc/$$/cgroup
> >         memory:/
> >         memory:/foo
> >         imawoto%
> >
> > YAMAMOTO Takashi
> >
> >
> > Signed-off-by: YAMAMOTO Takashi <yamamoto at valinux.co.jp>
> > ---
> >
> > --- linux-2.6.24-rc8-mm1/kernel/cgroup.c.BACKUP 2008-01-23 14:43:29.000000000 +0900
> > +++ linux-2.6.24-rc8-mm1/kernel/cgroup.c        2008-01-24 13:56:28.000000000 +0900
> > @@ -2216,6 +2216,10 @@ static long cgroup_create(struct cgroup
> >         struct cgroup_subsys *ss;
> >         struct super_block *sb = root->sb;
> >
> > +       /* reject a newline.  otherwise /proc/$$/cgroup is not parsable. */
> > +       if (strchr(dentry->d_name.name, '\n'))
> > +               return -EINVAL;
> > +
> >         cgrp = kzalloc(sizeof(*cgrp), GFP_KERNEL);
> >         if (!cgrp)
> >                 return -ENOMEM;
> >
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