[PATCH v2 1/2] coredump: use from_kuid/kgid when formatting corename

Nicolas Iooss nicolas.iooss_linux at m4x.org
Fri May 15 02:29:34 UTC 2015

When adding __printf attribute to cn_printf, gcc reports some issues:

  fs/coredump.c:213:5: warning: format '%d' expects argument of type
  'int', but argument 3 has type 'kuid_t' [-Wformat=]
       err = cn_printf(cn, "%d", cred->uid);
  fs/coredump.c:217:5: warning: format '%d' expects argument of type
  'int', but argument 3 has type 'kgid_t' [-Wformat=]
       err = cn_printf(cn, "%d", cred->gid);

These warnings come from the fact that the value of uid/gid needs to be
extracted from the kuid_t/kgid_t structure before being used as an
integer.  More precisely, cred->uid and cred->gid need to be converted
to either user-namespace uid/gid or to init_user_ns uid/gid.

Use init_user_ns in order not to break existing ABI, and document this
in Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt.

While at it, format uid and gid values with %u instead of %d because
uid_t/__kernel_uid32_t and gid_t/__kernel_gid32_t are unsigned int.

Signed-off-by: Nicolas Iooss <nicolas.iooss_linux at m4x.org>
 Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt | 4 ++--
 fs/coredump.c                   | 8 ++++++--
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
index c831001c45f1..e1913f78f21e 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
@@ -197,8 +197,8 @@ core_pattern is used to specify a core dumpfile pattern name.
 	%P	global pid (init PID namespace)
 	%i	tid
 	%I	global tid (init PID namespace)
-	%u	uid
-	%g	gid
+	%u	uid (in initial user namespace)
+	%g	gid (in initial user namespace)
 	%d	dump mode, matches PR_SET_DUMPABLE and
 	%s	signal number
diff --git a/fs/coredump.c b/fs/coredump.c
index bbbe139ab280..833a57bc856c 100644
--- a/fs/coredump.c
+++ b/fs/coredump.c
@@ -209,11 +209,15 @@ static int format_corename(struct core_name *cn, struct coredump_params *cprm)
 			/* uid */
 			case 'u':
-				err = cn_printf(cn, "%d", cred->uid);
+				err = cn_printf(cn, "%u",
+						from_kuid(&init_user_ns,
+							  cred->uid));
 			/* gid */
 			case 'g':
-				err = cn_printf(cn, "%d", cred->gid);
+				err = cn_printf(cn, "%u",
+						from_kgid(&init_user_ns,
+							  cred->gid));
 			case 'd':
 				err = cn_printf(cn, "%d",

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