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From: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>
To: Laurent Vivier <laurent@vivier.eu>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Andrei Vagin <avagin@openvz.org>,
	Dmitry Safonov <dima@arista.com>,
	linux-api@vger.kernel.org, containers@lists.linux-foundation.org,
	Eric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [RFC v2 v2 0/1] ns: introduce binfmt_misc namespace
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 18:13:30 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1538496810.14607.5.camel@HansenPartnership.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181002102054.13245-1-laurent@vivier.eu>

On Tue, 2018-10-02 at 12:20 +0200, Laurent Vivier wrote:
> v2: no new namespace, binfmt_misc data are now part of
>     the mount namespace
>     I put this in mount namespace instead of user namespace
>     because the mount namespace is already needed and
>     I don't want to force to have the user namespace for that.
>     As this is a filesystem, it seems logic to have it here.
> 
> This allows to define a new interpreter for each new container.
> 
> But the main goal is to be able to chroot to a directory
> using a binfmt_misc interpreter without being root.

Reading all this, I don't quite understand why this works for me and
not for you (I think I get from your explanation that it doesn't work
for you, but I might have missed something):

jejb@jarvis:~> uname -m
x86_64
jejb@jarvis:~> unshare -r -m
root@jarvis:~# chroot /home/jejb/containers/aarch64
jarvis:/ # uname -m
aarch64

Of course to get that to work I have an 'F' entry in
/etc/binfmt.d/qemu-aarch64.conf

Which means I'm running the host emulator in the container, which is
what I want to do.  I think another goal of the patches might be to use
different emulators for different aarch64 containers?  Do you have a
use case for this, because right at the moment for arch emulation
containers I think a single host wide entry per static emulator is the
right approach.

James

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-10-02 22:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-02 10:20 Laurent Vivier
2018-10-02 10:20 ` [RFC v2 v2 1/1] ns: add binfmt_misc to the mount namespace Laurent Vivier
2018-10-03  6:07   ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-10-03 19:26     ` Jann Horn
2018-10-02 16:13 ` James Bottomley [this message]
2018-10-02 16:47   ` [RFC v2 v2 0/1] ns: introduce binfmt_misc namespace Laurent Vivier
2018-10-03 10:13     ` James Bottomley

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