[PATCH v2 2/5] seccomp: Add wait_killable semantic to seccomp user notifier

Andy Lutomirski luto at kernel.org
Fri Apr 30 23:22:48 UTC 2021

On Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 1:49 PM Sargun Dhillon <sargun at sargun.me> wrote:
> The user notifier feature allows for filtering of seccomp notifications in
> userspace. While the user notifier is handling the syscall, the notifying
> process can be preempted, thus ending the notification. This has become a
> growing problem, as Golang has adopted signal based async preemption[1]. In
> this, it will preempt every 10ms, thus leaving the supervisor less than
> 10ms to respond to a given notification. If the syscall require I/O (mount,
> connect) on behalf of the process, it can easily take 10ms.
> This allows the supervisor to set a flag that moves the process into a
> state where it is only killable by terminating signals as opposed to all
> signals. The process can still be terminated before the supervisor receives
> the notification.

This is still racy, right?  If a signal arrives after the syscall
enters the seccomp code but before the supervisor gets around to
issuing the new ioctl, the syscall will erroneously return -EINTR,

Can we please just fully fix this instead of piling a racy partial fix
on top of an incorrect design?


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