[PATCH 1/2] pidns: Don't allow new pids after the namespace is dead.

Oleg Nesterov oleg at redhat.com
Tue Feb 15 10:30:28 PST 2011


On 02/15, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>
> In the case of unsharing or joining a pid namespace, it becomes
> possible to attempt to allocate a pid after zap_pid_namespace has
> killed everything in the namespace.  Close the hole for now by simply
> not allowing any of those pid allocations to succeed.

Daniel, please explain more. It seems, a long ago I knew the reason
for this patch, but now I can't recall and can't understand this change.

> --- a/include/linux/pid_namespace.h
> +++ b/include/linux/pid_namespace.h
> @@ -20,6 +20,7 @@ struct pid_namespace {
>  	struct kref kref;
>  	struct pidmap pidmap[PIDMAP_ENTRIES];
>  	int last_pid;
> +	atomic_t dead;

Why atomic_t? It is used as a plain boolean.

And I can't unde

> --- a/kernel/pid.c
> +++ b/kernel/pid.c
> @@ -282,6 +282,10 @@ struct pid *alloc_pid(struct pid_namespace *ns)
>  	struct pid_namespace *tmp;
>  	struct upid *upid;
>  
> +	pid = NULL;
> +	if (atomic_read(&ns->dead))
> +		goto out;
> +

So why this is needed?

If we see ns->dead != 0 we are already killed by zap_pid_ns_processes()
which sets ns->dead = 1.

Oleg.



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