[PATCH 1/2] c/r: Add AF_UNIX support (v5)

Oren Laadan orenl at cs.columbia.edu
Wed Jul 8 11:16:56 PDT 2009

Dan Smith wrote:
> OL> It will mostly fix the buffer limits, but not entirely: if the
> OL> original socket first raised the limits above defualt, then sent
> OL> data (not read by peer), then you'll still need to adjust the
> OL> limit before restoring the buffers.
> If we cap the buffers in the checkpoint image to the current system
> limit (sysctl) and then set the per-socket buffer limit (after reading
> them in) to the value in the checkpoint image then we get the desired
> result, right?

Hmmm.... still not -- if user has CAP_NET_ADMIN then there is
no upper bound on so_{snd,rcv}buf.

So I guess the right way to do it is: (1) set buf size to the size
of saved data, (2) populate buffer, (3) restore so_{snd,rcv}buf.

#1 and #3 need to be done under the same security restrictions,
of course, as any change to the buffer bounds.


> OL> I can't predict the future, but it's been there forever...
> Yeah, after I sent that I remembered that the magic 108 is in the
> sockaddr_un structure which is a userspace API and therefore not
> likely to change.
> OL> But the point is that I would interpret ENOSPC as "storage/space
> OL> is exhausted", while here the error is that this value is simply
> OL> invalid for the particular kernel on which the restart occurs.
> Yep, fair enough.
> OL> In the original system, once the file becomes unreachable it
> OL> cannot be made reachable again by simple (re)mounting, IOW it can
> OL> no longer be connected-to.
> Ah, I thought you meant "was reachable on the source system and not
> reachable on the target system".  I'm with you now :)

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