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From: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: "Yann Droneaud" <ydroneaud@opteya.com>, "Jan Kara" <jack@suse.cz>,
	"Heinrich Schuchardt" <xypron.glpk@gmx.de>,
	"Eric Paris" <eparis@redhat.com>,
	"Richard Guy Briggs" <rgb@redhat.com>,
	"Al Viro" <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	stable@vger.kernel.org, linux-api@vger.kernel.org,
	"Lino Sanfilippo" <LinoSanfilippo@gmx.de>,
	"Valdis Kletnieks" <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu>,
	"Michael Kerrisk-manpages" <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>,
	"Mihai Donțu" <mihai.dontu@gmail.com>,
	"Pádraig Brady" <P@draigBrady.com>
Subject: [PATCHv8.2] fanotify: enable close-on-exec on events' fd when requested in fanotify_init()
Date: Fri,  3 Oct 2014 10:39:37 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1412325577-11591-1-git-send-email-ydroneaud@opteya.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20141002124652.c877efeb35d07064e520a702@linux-foundation.org>

According to commit 80af258867648 ('fanotify: groups can specify
their f_flags for new fd'), file descriptors created as part of
file access notification events inherit flags from the
event_f_flags argument passed to syscall fanotify_init(2)[1].

Unfortunately O_CLOEXEC is currently silently ignored.

Indeed, event_f_flags are only given to dentry_open(), which only
seems to care about O_ACCMODE and O_PATH in do_dentry_open(),
O_DIRECT in open_check_o_direct() and O_LARGEFILE in
generic_file_open().

It's a pity, since, according to some lookup on various search
engines and http://codesearch.debian.net/, there's already some
userspace code which use O_CLOEXEC:

- in systemd's readahead[2]:

    fanotify_fd = fanotify_init(FAN_CLOEXEC|FAN_NONBLOCK, O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE|O_CLOEXEC|O_NOATIME);

- in clsync[3]:

    #define FANOTIFY_EVFLAGS (O_LARGEFILE|O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC)

    int fanotify_d = fanotify_init(FANOTIFY_FLAGS, FANOTIFY_EVFLAGS);

- in examples [4] from "Filesystem monitoring in the Linux
  kernel" article[5] by Aleksander Morgado:

    if ((fanotify_fd = fanotify_init (FAN_CLOEXEC,
                                      O_RDONLY | O_CLOEXEC | O_LARGEFILE)) < 0)

Additionally, since commit 48149e9d3a7e ('fanotify: check file
flags passed in fanotify_init'). having O_CLOEXEC as part of
fanotify_init() second argument is expressly allowed.

So it seems expected to set close-on-exec flag on the file
descriptors if userspace is allowed to request it with O_CLOEXEC.

But Andrew Morton raised[6] the concern that enabling now
close-on-exec might break existing applications which ask for
O_CLOEXEC but expect the file descriptor to be inherited
across exec().

In the other hand, as reported by Mihai Donțu[7], not setting
close-on-exec on the file descriptor returned as part of file
access notify can break applications due to deadlock.
So close-on-exec is needed for most applications.

More, applications asking for close-on-exec are likely expecting
it to be enabled, relying on O_CLOEXEC being effective. If not,
it might weaken their security, as noted by Jan Kara[8].

So this patch replaces call to macro get_unused_fd() by a call
to function get_unused_fd_flags() with event_f_flags value as
argument. This way O_CLOEXEC flag in the second argument of
fanotify_init(2) syscall is interpreted and close-on-exec
get enabled when requested.

[1] http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man2/fanotify_init.2.html
[2] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/systemd/systemd/tree/src/readahead/readahead-collect.c?id=v208#n294
[3] https://github.com/xaionaro/clsync/blob/v0.2.1/sync.c#L1631
    https://github.com/xaionaro/clsync/blob/v0.2.1/configuration.h#L38
[4] http://www.lanedo.com/~aleksander/fanotify/fanotify-example.c
[5] http://www.lanedo.com/2013/filesystem-monitoring-linux-kernel/
[6] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20141001153621.65e9258e65a6167bf2e4cb50@linux-foundation.org
[7] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20141002095046.3715eb69@mdontu-l
[8] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20141002104410.GB19748@quack.suse.cz

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/cover.1411562410.git.ydroneaud@opteya.com
Cc: Mihai Donțu <mihai.dontu@gmail.com>
Cc: Pádraig Brady <P@draigBrady.com>
Cc: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk@gmx.de>
Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Cc: Valdis Kletnieks <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu>
Cc: Michael Kerrisk-manpages <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
Cc: Lino Sanfilippo <LinoSanfilippo@gmx.de>
Cc: Richard Guy Briggs <rgb@redhat.com>
Cc: Eric Paris <eparis@redhat.com>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Cc: linux-api@vger.kernel.org
Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Reviewed by: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk@gmx.de>
Tested-by: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk@gmx.de>
Signed-off-by: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com>
---
Hi Andrew,

> Fair enough, it sounds like the risk is acceptable.
>

OK.

> Can we get a new version sent out with all this new info appropriately
> changelogged?
>

Of course !

Please find an updated patch with revamped commit message.

Changes from v8.1:

- added more Cc:
- added Reviewed-by:
- rewrote commit message.

 fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c b/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c
index b13992a41bd9..c991616acca9 100644
--- a/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c
+++ b/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c
@@ -78,7 +78,7 @@ static int create_fd(struct fsnotify_group *group,
 
 	pr_debug("%s: group=%p event=%p\n", __func__, group, event);
 
-	client_fd = get_unused_fd();
+	client_fd = get_unused_fd_flags(group->fanotify_data.f_flags);
 	if (client_fd < 0)
 		return client_fd;
 
-- 
1.9.3


WARNING: multiple messages have this Message-ID
From: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud-RlY5vtjFyJ3QT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm-de/tnXTf+JLsfHDXvbKv3WD2FQJk+8+b@public.gmane.org>
Cc: "Yann Droneaud"
	<ydroneaud-RlY5vtjFyJ3QT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org>,
	"Jan Kara" <jack-AlSwsSmVLrQ@public.gmane.org>,
	"Heinrich Schuchardt" <xypron.glpk-Mmb7MZpHnFY@public.gmane.org>,
	"Eric Paris" <eparis-H+wXaHxf7aLQT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org>,
	"Richard Guy Briggs"
	<rgb-H+wXaHxf7aLQT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org>,
	"Al Viro"
	<viro-RmSDqhL/yNMiFSDQTTA3OLVCufUGDwFn@public.gmane.org>,
	linux-kernel-u79uwXL29TY76Z2rM5mHXA@public.gmane.org,
	linux-fsdevel-u79uwXL29TY76Z2rM5mHXA@public.gmane.org,
	stable-u79uwXL29TY76Z2rM5mHXA@public.gmane.org,
	linux-api-u79uwXL29TY76Z2rM5mHXA@public.gmane.org,
	"Lino Sanfilippo" <LinoSanfilippo-Mmb7MZpHnFY@public.gmane.org>,
	"Valdis Kletnieks"
	<Valdis.Kletnieks-PjAqaU27lzQ@public.gmane.org>,
	"Michael Kerrisk-manpages"
	<mtk.manpages-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>,
	"Mihai Donțu"
	<mihai.dontu-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>,
	"Pádraig Brady" <P@draigBrady.com>
Subject: [PATCHv8.2] fanotify: enable close-on-exec on events' fd when requested in fanotify_init()
Date: Fri,  3 Oct 2014 10:39:37 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1412325577-11591-1-git-send-email-ydroneaud@opteya.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20141002124652.c877efeb35d07064e520a702-de/tnXTf+JLsfHDXvbKv3WD2FQJk+8+b@public.gmane.org>

According to commit 80af258867648 ('fanotify: groups can specify
their f_flags for new fd'), file descriptors created as part of
file access notification events inherit flags from the
event_f_flags argument passed to syscall fanotify_init(2)[1].

Unfortunately O_CLOEXEC is currently silently ignored.

Indeed, event_f_flags are only given to dentry_open(), which only
seems to care about O_ACCMODE and O_PATH in do_dentry_open(),
O_DIRECT in open_check_o_direct() and O_LARGEFILE in
generic_file_open().

It's a pity, since, according to some lookup on various search
engines and http://codesearch.debian.net/, there's already some
userspace code which use O_CLOEXEC:

- in systemd's readahead[2]:

    fanotify_fd = fanotify_init(FAN_CLOEXEC|FAN_NONBLOCK, O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE|O_CLOEXEC|O_NOATIME);

- in clsync[3]:

    #define FANOTIFY_EVFLAGS (O_LARGEFILE|O_RDONLY|O_CLOEXEC)

    int fanotify_d = fanotify_init(FANOTIFY_FLAGS, FANOTIFY_EVFLAGS);

- in examples [4] from "Filesystem monitoring in the Linux
  kernel" article[5] by Aleksander Morgado:

    if ((fanotify_fd = fanotify_init (FAN_CLOEXEC,
                                      O_RDONLY | O_CLOEXEC | O_LARGEFILE)) < 0)

Additionally, since commit 48149e9d3a7e ('fanotify: check file
flags passed in fanotify_init'). having O_CLOEXEC as part of
fanotify_init() second argument is expressly allowed.

So it seems expected to set close-on-exec flag on the file
descriptors if userspace is allowed to request it with O_CLOEXEC.

But Andrew Morton raised[6] the concern that enabling now
close-on-exec might break existing applications which ask for
O_CLOEXEC but expect the file descriptor to be inherited
across exec().

In the other hand, as reported by Mihai Donțu[7], not setting
close-on-exec on the file descriptor returned as part of file
access notify can break applications due to deadlock.
So close-on-exec is needed for most applications.

More, applications asking for close-on-exec are likely expecting
it to be enabled, relying on O_CLOEXEC being effective. If not,
it might weaken their security, as noted by Jan Kara[8].

So this patch replaces call to macro get_unused_fd() by a call
to function get_unused_fd_flags() with event_f_flags value as
argument. This way O_CLOEXEC flag in the second argument of
fanotify_init(2) syscall is interpreted and close-on-exec
get enabled when requested.

[1] http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man2/fanotify_init.2.html
[2] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/systemd/systemd/tree/src/readahead/readahead-collect.c?id=v208#n294
[3] https://github.com/xaionaro/clsync/blob/v0.2.1/sync.c#L1631
    https://github.com/xaionaro/clsync/blob/v0.2.1/configuration.h#L38
[4] http://www.lanedo.com/~aleksander/fanotify/fanotify-example.c
[5] http://www.lanedo.com/2013/filesystem-monitoring-linux-kernel/
[6] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20141001153621.65e9258e65a6167bf2e4cb50@linux-foundation.org
[7] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20141002095046.3715eb69@mdontu-l
[8] http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20141002104410.GB19748-+0h/O2h83AeN3ZZ/Hiejyg@public.gmane.org

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/cover.1411562410.git.ydroneaud-RlY5vtjFyJ1hl2p70BpVqQ@public.gmane.orgm
Cc: Mihai Donțu <mihai.dontu-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
Cc: Pádraig Brady <P@draigBrady.com>
Cc: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk-Mmb7MZpHnFY@public.gmane.org>
Cc: Jan Kara <jack-AlSwsSmVLrQ@public.gmane.org>
Cc: Valdis Kletnieks <Valdis.Kletnieks-PjAqaU27lzQ@public.gmane.org>
Cc: Michael Kerrisk-manpages <mtk.manpages-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
Cc: Lino Sanfilippo <LinoSanfilippo-Mmb7MZpHnFY@public.gmane.org>
Cc: Richard Guy Briggs <rgb-H+wXaHxf7aLQT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org>
Cc: Eric Paris <eparis-H+wXaHxf7aLQT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org>
Cc: Al Viro <viro-RmSDqhL/yNMiFSDQTTA3OLVCufUGDwFn@public.gmane.org>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm-de/tnXTf+JLsfHDXvbKv3WD2FQJk+8+b@public.gmane.org>
Cc: stable-u79uwXL29TY76Z2rM5mHXA@public.gmane.org
Cc: linux-api-u79uwXL29TY76Z2rM5mHXA@public.gmane.org
Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <jack-AlSwsSmVLrQ@public.gmane.org>
Reviewed by: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk-Mmb7MZpHnFY@public.gmane.org>
Tested-by: Heinrich Schuchardt <xypron.glpk-Mmb7MZpHnFY@public.gmane.org>
Signed-off-by: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud-RlY5vtjFyJ3QT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org>
---
Hi Andrew,

> Fair enough, it sounds like the risk is acceptable.
>

OK.

> Can we get a new version sent out with all this new info appropriately
> changelogged?
>

Of course !

Please find an updated patch with revamped commit message.

Changes from v8.1:

- added more Cc:
- added Reviewed-by:
- rewrote commit message.

 fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c b/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c
index b13992a41bd9..c991616acca9 100644
--- a/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c
+++ b/fs/notify/fanotify/fanotify_user.c
@@ -78,7 +78,7 @@ static int create_fd(struct fsnotify_group *group,
 
 	pr_debug("%s: group=%p event=%p\n", __func__, group, event);
 
-	client_fd = get_unused_fd();
+	client_fd = get_unused_fd_flags(group->fanotify_data.f_flags);
 	if (client_fd < 0)
 		return client_fd;
 
-- 
1.9.3

  reply	other threads:[~2014-10-03  8:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-09-24 13:11 [PATCHv8 0/6] Getting rid of get_unused_fd() / enable close-on-exec Yann Droneaud
2014-09-24 13:11 ` Yann Droneaud
2014-09-24 13:11 ` Yann Droneaud
2014-09-24 13:11 ` [PATCHv8 1/6] fanotify: enable close-on-exec on events' fd when requested in fanotify_init() Yann Droneaud
2014-09-25 20:57   ` Heinrich Schuchardt
2014-09-25 20:57     ` Heinrich Schuchardt
2014-09-26  8:58     ` Yann Droneaud
2014-09-27  7:26       ` Heinrich Schuchardt
2014-09-29  8:49         ` [PATCHv8.1] " Yann Droneaud
2014-09-29 11:50           ` Jan Kara
2014-10-01 22:36           ` Andrew Morton
2014-10-01 22:36             ` Andrew Morton
2014-10-02  6:20             ` Yann Droneaud
2014-10-02  6:50               ` Mihai Donțu
2014-10-02  7:52               ` [PATCH] fanotify: add a flag to allow setting O_CLOEXEC on event fd Yann Droneaud
2014-10-02  9:13                 ` Pádraig Brady
2014-10-02  9:13                   ` Pádraig Brady
2014-10-02  9:13                   ` Pádraig Brady
2014-10-02 11:55                   ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2014-10-02 14:44                   ` Yann Droneaud
2014-10-02 14:44                     ` Yann Droneaud
2014-10-02 10:44             ` [PATCHv8.1] fanotify: enable close-on-exec on events' fd when requested in fanotify_init() Jan Kara
2014-10-02 10:44               ` Jan Kara
2014-10-02 19:46               ` Andrew Morton
2014-10-02 19:46                 ` Andrew Morton
2014-10-03  8:39                 ` Yann Droneaud [this message]
2014-10-03  8:39                   ` [PATCHv8.2] " Yann Droneaud
2014-09-24 13:11 ` [PATCHv8 2/6] ia64: trivial: replace get_unused_fd() by get_unused_fd_flags(0) Yann Droneaud
2014-09-24 13:11 ` [PATCHv8 3/6] ppc/cell: " Yann Droneaud
2014-09-24 13:11   ` Yann Droneaud
2014-09-24 13:11 ` [PATCHv8 4/6] binfmt_misc: " Yann Droneaud
2014-09-24 13:11 ` [PATCHv8 5/6] file: " Yann Droneaud
2014-09-24 13:11 ` [PATCHv8 6/6] file: remove get_unused_fd() macro Yann Droneaud

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