From: Jakub Kicinski <email@example.com> To: "Benjamin Coddington" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: "Hannes Reinecke" <email@example.com>, "Sagi Grimberg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Chuck Lever" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC 4/5] net/tls: Add support for PF_TLSH (a TLS handshake listener) Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 14:08:56 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <E2BF9CFF-9361-400B-BDEE-CF5E0AFDCA63@redhat.com> On Thu, 28 Apr 2022 10:09:17 -0400 Benjamin Coddington wrote: > > Noob reply: wish I knew. (I somewhat hoped _you_ would've been able to > > tell me.) > > > > Thing is, the only method I could think of for fd passing is the POSIX fd > > passing via unix_attach_fds()/unix_detach_fds(). But that's AF_UNIX, > > which really is designed for process-to-process communication, not > > process-to-kernel. So you probably have to move a similar logic over to > > AF_NETLINK. And design a new interface on how fds should be passed over > > AF_NETLINK. > > > > But then you have to face the issue that AF_NELINK is essentially UDP, and > > you have _no_ idea if and how many processes do listen on the other end. > > Thing is, you (as the sender) have to copy the fd over to the receiving > > process, so you'd better _hope_ there is a receiving process. Not to > > mention that there might be several processes listening in... Sort of. I double checked the netlink upcall implementations we have, they work by user space entity "registering" their netlink address (portid) at startup. Kernel then directs the upcalls to that address. But AFAICT there's currently no way for the netlink "server" to see when a "client" goes away, which makes me slightly uneasy about using such schemes for security related stuff. The user agent may crash and something else could grab the same address, I think. Let me CC OvS who uses it the most, perhaps I'm missing a trick. My thinking was to use the netlink attribute format (just to reuse the helpers and parsing, but we can invent a new TLV format if needed) but create a new socket type specifically for upcalls. > > And that's something I _definitely_ don't feel comfortable with without > > guidance from the networking folks, so I didn't pursue it further and we > > went with the 'accept()' mechanism Chuck implemented. > > > > I'm open to suggestions, though. > > EXPORT_SYMBOL(receive_fd) would allow interesting implementations. > > The kernel keyring facilities have a good API for creating various key_types > which are able to perform work such as this from userspace contexts. > > I have a working prototype for a keyring key instantiation which allows a > userspace process to install a kernel fd on its file table. The problem > here is how to match/route such fd passing to appropriate processes in > appropriate namespaces. I think this problem is shared by all > kernel-to-userspace upcalls, which I hope we can discuss at LSF/MM. Almost made me wish I was coming to LFS/MM :) > I don't think kernel fds are very special as compared to userspace fds.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2022-04-28 21:09 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2022-04-18 16:49 [PATCH RFC 0/5] Implement a TLS handshake upcall Chuck Lever 2022-04-18 16:49 ` [PATCH RFC 1/5] net: Add distinct sk_psock field Chuck Lever 2022-04-21 7:35 ` Hannes Reinecke 2022-07-13 4:46 ` Hawkins Jiawei 2022-07-13 4:46 ` Hawkins Jiawei 2022-04-18 16:49 ` [PATCH RFC 2/5] tls: build proto after context has been initialized Chuck Lever 2022-04-25 17:11 ` Jakub Kicinski 2022-04-25 17:51 ` Chuck Lever III 2022-05-20 16:39 ` Chuck Lever III 2022-04-18 16:49 ` [PATCH RFC 3/5] net/tls: Add an AF_TLSH address family Chuck Lever 2022-04-21 7:35 ` Hannes Reinecke 2022-04-18 16:49 ` [PATCH RFC 4/5] net/tls: Add support for PF_TLSH (a TLS handshake listener) Chuck Lever 2022-04-21 7:36 ` Hannes Reinecke 2022-04-25 17:14 ` Jakub Kicinski 2022-04-26 9:43 ` Hannes Reinecke 2022-04-26 14:29 ` Sagi Grimberg 2022-04-26 15:02 ` Jakub Kicinski 2022-04-26 15:58 ` Hannes Reinecke 2022-04-27 0:03 ` Jakub Kicinski 2022-04-27 15:24 ` Chuck Lever III 2022-04-28 7:26 ` Hannes Reinecke 2022-04-28 13:30 ` Jakub Kicinski 2022-04-28 13:51 ` Hannes Reinecke 2022-04-28 14:09 ` Benjamin Coddington 2022-04-28 21:08 ` Jakub Kicinski [this message] 2022-05-24 10:05 ` [ovs-dev] " Ilya Maximets 2022-04-26 14:55 ` Jakub Kicinski 2022-04-26 13:48 ` Chuck Lever III 2022-04-26 14:55 ` Jakub Kicinski 2022-04-26 15:58 ` Chuck Lever III 2022-04-26 23:47 ` Jakub Kicinski 2022-04-27 14:42 ` Chuck Lever III 2022-04-27 23:53 ` Jakub Kicinski 2022-04-28 1:29 ` Chuck Lever III 2022-04-28 21:08 ` Jakub Kicinski 2022-04-28 21:54 ` Chuck Lever III 2022-04-28 8:49 ` Boris Pismenny 2022-04-28 13:12 ` Simo Sorce 2022-04-29 15:19 ` Chuck Lever III 2022-04-28 15:24 ` Chuck Lever III 2022-04-29 6:25 ` Hannes Reinecke 2022-04-18 16:49 ` [PATCH RFC 5/5] net/tls: Add observability for AF_TLSH sockets Chuck Lever 2022-04-21 7:36 ` Hannes Reinecke
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