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From: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
To: Tycho Andersen <tycho@tycho.ws>
Cc: mtk.manpages@gmail.com, "Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@hallyn.com>,
	linux-man@vger.kernel.org, Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>,
	lkml <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>, Jann Horn <jann@thejh.net>,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>,
	Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	Containers <containers@lists.linux-foundation.org>,
	Aleksa Sarai <asarai@suse.de>,
	Tyler Hicks <tyhicks@canonical.com>,
	Akihiro Suda <suda.akihiro@lab.ntt.co.jp>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] seccomp.2: document userspace notification
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2019 16:13:46 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7a101bfc-b045-35f8-aa3f-a18ecc896fc8@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190301145341.GD7413@cisco>

On 3/1/19 3:53 PM, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 02:25:55PM +0100, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
>>> 7. The monitoring process can use the information in the
>>>    'struct seccomp_notif' to make a determination about the
>>>    system call being made by the target process. This
>>>    structure includes a 'data' field that is the same
>>>    'struct seccomp_data' that is passed to a BPF filter.
>>>
>>>    In addition, the monitoring process may make use of other 
>>>    information that is available from user space. For example, 
>>>    it may inspect the memory of the target process (whose PID
>>>    is provided in the 'struct seccomp_notif') using
>>>    /proc/PID/mem, which includes inspecting the values
>>>    pointed to by system call arguments (whose location is
>>>    available 'seccomp_notif.data.args). However, when using
>>>    the target process PID in this way, one must guard against
>>>    PID re-use race conditions using the seccomp()
>>>    SECCOMP_IOCTL_NOTIF_ID_VALID operation.
>>>
>>> 8. Having arrived at a decision about the target process's
>>>    system call, the monitoring process can inform the kernel
>>>    of its decision using the operation
>>>
>>>        ioctl(listenfd, SECCOMP_IOCTL_NOTIF_SEND, respptr)
>>>
>>>    where the third argument is a pointer to a
>>>    'struct seccomp_notif_resp'. [Some more details
>>>    needed here, but I still don't yet understand fully
>>>    the semantics of the 'error' and 'val' fields.]
>>
>> So clearly, I misunderstood these last two steps.
>>
>> (7) is something like: discover information in userspace
>> as required; perform userspace actions if appropriate
>> (perhaps doing the system call operation "on behalf of" the
>> target process).
>>
>>
>> (8) is something like:
>>    set 'error' and 'val' to return info to the target process:
>>     * error != 0 ==> make it look like the syscall failed,
>>       with 'errno' set to that value

That piece should be amended:
error < 0 ==> make it look like syscall failed.
error > 0 ==> make it look like the syscall succeeded 
       and returned 'error'

Is that really supposed to happen?

>>     * error == 0 ==> make it look like the syscall succeeded 
>>       and returned 'val'

Thanks,

Michael


-- 
Michael Kerrisk
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  reply	other threads:[~2019-03-01 15:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20181213001106.15268-1-tycho@tycho.ws>
     [not found] ` <20181213001106.15268-3-tycho@tycho.ws>
2019-02-28 12:52   ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2019-02-28 13:25     ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2019-03-01 14:53       ` Tycho Andersen
2019-03-01 15:13         ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) [this message]
2019-03-01 14:53     ` Tycho Andersen
2019-03-01 15:16       ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2019-03-01 15:19         ` Tycho Andersen
2019-03-01 16:02           ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)

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