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From: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com>
To: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCHv8 6/6] file: remove get_unused_fd() macro
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:11:11 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <28ff601c10cc16940919c0c45dc47f73c870c16b.1411562410.git.ydroneaud@opteya.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <cover.1411562410.git.ydroneaud@opteya.com>
In-Reply-To: <cover.1411562410.git.ydroneaud@opteya.com>

Macro get_unused_fd() is used to allocate a file descriptor
with default flags. Those default flags (0) don't enable
close-on-exec.

This can be seen as an unsafe default: in most case close-on-exec
should be enabled to not leak file descriptor across exec().

It would be better to have a "safer" default set of flags, eg.
O_CLOEXEC must be used to enable close-on-exec.

Instead this patch removes get_unused_fd() so that out of tree
modules won't be affect by a runtime behavor change which might
introduce other kind of bugs: it's better to catch the change at
build time, making it easier to fix.

Removing the macro will also promote use of get_unused_fd_flags()
(or anon_inode_getfd()) with flags provided by userspace. Or, if
flags cannot be given by userspace, with flags set to O_CLOEXEC
by default.

Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/cover.1411562410.git.ydroneaud@opteya.com
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com>
---
 include/linux/file.h | 1 -
 1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/file.h b/include/linux/file.h
index 4d69123377a2..f87d30882a24 100644
--- a/include/linux/file.h
+++ b/include/linux/file.h
@@ -66,7 +66,6 @@ extern void set_close_on_exec(unsigned int fd, int flag);
 extern bool get_close_on_exec(unsigned int fd);
 extern void put_filp(struct file *);
 extern int get_unused_fd_flags(unsigned flags);
-#define get_unused_fd() get_unused_fd_flags(0)
 extern void put_unused_fd(unsigned int fd);
 
 extern void fd_install(unsigned int fd, struct file *file);
-- 
1.9.3


      parent reply	other threads:[~2014-09-24 17:51 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                 ` [PATCHv8.2] " Yann Droneaud
2014-10-03  8:39                   ` 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 ` Yann Droneaud [this message]

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