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From: Jens Axboe <>
To: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] io_uring: add IORING_OP_MADVISE
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 19:16:45 -0700
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200111231014.bmpxdg2juw3mxiwr@box>

On 1/11/20 4:10 PM, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 08:47:39AM -0700, Jens Axboe wrote:
>> This adds support for doing madvise(2) through io_uring. We assume that
>> any operation can block, and hence punt everything async. This could be
>> improved, but hard to make bullet proof. The async punt ensures it's
>> safe.
>> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
> How capability checks work with io_uring?
> MADV_HWPOISON requires CAP_SYS_ADMIN and I just want to make sure it will
> not open a way around.

There are two ways the request can get invoked from io_uring:

1) Inline from the system call, personality is the application (of course)
   in that case.

2) Async helper, personality (creds, mm, etc) are inherited from the ring.

So it should be totally safe, and madvise is no different than the other
system calls supported in that regard.

Jens Axboe

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-10 15:47 [PATCHSET 0/3] io_uring: add support for madvise/fadvise Jens Axboe
2020-01-10 15:47 ` [PATCH 1/3] io_uring: add IORING_OP_FADVISE Jens Axboe
2020-01-10 15:47 ` [PATCH 2/3] mm: make do_madvise() available internally Jens Axboe
2020-01-10 15:47 ` [PATCH 3/3] io_uring: add IORING_OP_MADVISE Jens Axboe
2020-01-11 23:10   ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2020-01-12  2:16     ` Jens Axboe [this message]
2020-01-12 21:39   ` Pavel Begunkov
2020-01-13 16:58     ` Jens Axboe

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