From: Sargun Dhillon <email@example.com> To: Jann Horn <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <email@example.com>, Tycho Andersen <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Kees Cook <email@example.com>, Christian Brauner <firstname.lastname@example.org>, linux-man <email@example.com>, lkml <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Aleksa Sarai <email@example.com>, Alexei Starovoitov <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Will Drewry <email@example.com>, bpf <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Song Liu <email@example.com>, Daniel Borkmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Andy Lutomirski <email@example.com>, Linux Containers <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Giuseppe Scrivano <email@example.com>, Robert Sesek <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: For review: seccomp_user_notif(2) manual page Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:43:54 -0700 [thread overview] Message-ID: <CAMp4zn9O-a3_wzO1RLr8uujdS+fGYTC0+b=MRQK9TihLToUemail@example.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CAG48ez1drOxgcpuKHiJc+khwmLvqoXfK4yBt9_KHPGQipDf6NQ@mail.gmail.com> On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 2:43 AM Jann Horn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 7:32 AM Sargun Dhillon <email@example.com> wrote: > > On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 3:28 AM Jann Horn <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 7:14 AM Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) > > > <email@example.com> wrote: > > > > On 10/26/20 4:54 PM, Jann Horn wrote: > > > > > I'm a bit on the fence now on whether non-blocking mode should use > > > > > ENOTCONN or not... I guess if we returned ENOENT even when there are > > > > > no more listeners, you'd have to disambiguate through the poll() > > > > > revents, which would be kinda ugly? > > > > > > > > I must confess, I'm not quite clear on which two cases you > > > > are trying to distinguish. Can you elaborate? > > > > > > Let's say someone writes a program whose responsibilities are just to > > > handle seccomp events and to listen on some other fd for commands. And > > > this is implemented with an event loop. Then once all the target > > > processes are gone (including zombie reaping), we'll start getting > > > EPOLLERR. > > > > > > If NOTIF_RECV starts returning -ENOTCONN at this point, the event loop > > > can just call into the seccomp logic without any arguments; it can > > > just call NOTIF_RECV one more time, see the -ENOTCONN, and terminate. > > > The downside is that there's one more error code userspace has to > > > special-case. > > > This would be more consistent with what we'd be doing in the blocking case. > > > > > > If NOTIF_RECV keeps returning -ENOENT, the event loop has to also tell > > > the seccomp logic what the revents are. > > > > > > I guess it probably doesn't really matter much. > > > > So, in practice, if you're emulating a blocking syscall (such as open, > > perf_event_open, or any of a number of other syscalls), you probably > > have to do it on a separate thread in the supervisor because you want > > to continue to be able to receive new notifications if any other process > > generates a seccomp notification event that you need to handle. > > > > In addition to that, some of these syscalls are preemptible, so you need > > to poll SECCOMP_IOCTL_NOTIF_ID_VALID to make sure that the program > > under supervision hasn't left the syscall. > > > > If we're to implement a mechanism that makes the seccomp ioctl receive > > non-blocking, it would be valuable to address this problem as well (getting > > a notification when the supervisor is processing a syscall and needs to > > preempt it). In the best case, this can be a minor inconvenience, and > > in the worst case this can result in weird errors where you're keeping > > resources open that the container expects to be closed. > > Does "a notification" mean signals? Or would you want to have a second > thread in userspace that poll()s for cancellation events on the > seccomp fd and then somehow takes care of interrupting the first > thread, or something like that? I would be reluctant to be prescriptive in that it be a signal. Right now, it's implemented as a second thread in userspace that does a ioctl(...) and checks if the notification is valid / alive, and does what's required if the notification has died (interrupting the first thread). > > Either way, I think your proposal goes beyond the scope of patching > the existing weirdness, and should be a separate patch. I agree it should be a separate patch, but I think that it'd be nice if there was a way to do something like: * opt-in to getting another message after receiving the notification that indicates the program has left the syscall * when you do the RECV, you can specify a flag or some such asking that you get signaled / notified about the program leaving the syscall * a multiplexed receive that can say if an existing notification in progress has left the valid state. --- The reason I bring this up as part of this current thread / discussion is that I think that they may be related in terms of how we want the behaviour to act. I would love to hear how people think this should work, or better suggestions than the second thread approach above, or the alternative approach of polling all the notifications in progress on some interval [and relying on epoll timeout to trigger that interval].
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-10-28 23:17 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 52+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-09-30 11:07 Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-09-30 15:03 ` Tycho Andersen 2020-09-30 15:11 ` Tycho Andersen 2020-09-30 20:34 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-09-30 23:03 ` Tycho Andersen 2020-09-30 23:11 ` Jann Horn 2020-09-30 23:24 ` Tycho Andersen 2020-10-01 1:52 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-01 2:14 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-25 16:31 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-10-26 15:54 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-27 6:14 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-10-27 10:28 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-28 6:31 ` Sargun Dhillon 2020-10-28 9:43 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-28 17:43 ` Sargun Dhillon [this message] 2020-10-28 18:20 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-01 7:49 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-10-26 0:32 ` Kees Cook 2020-10-26 9:51 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-26 10:31 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-28 22:56 ` Kees Cook 2020-10-29 1:11 ` Jann Horn [not found] ` <20201029021348.GB25673@cisco> 2020-10-29 4:26 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-28 22:53 ` Kees Cook 2020-10-29 1:25 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-01 7:45 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-10-14 4:40 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-09-30 15:53 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-01 12:54 ` Christian Brauner 2020-10-01 15:47 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-01 16:58 ` Tycho Andersen 2020-10-01 17:12 ` Christian Brauner 2020-10-14 5:41 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-10-01 18:18 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-01 18:56 ` Tycho Andersen 2020-10-01 17:05 ` Christian Brauner 2020-10-15 11:24 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-10-15 20:32 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-16 18:29 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-10-17 0:25 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-24 12:52 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-10-26 9:32 ` Jann Horn 2020-10-26 9:47 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-09-30 23:39 ` Kees Cook 2020-10-15 11:24 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-10-26 0:19 ` Kees Cook 2020-10-26 9:39 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-10-01 12:36 ` Christian Brauner 2020-10-15 11:23 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) 2020-10-01 21:06 ` Sargun Dhillon 2020-10-01 23:19 ` Tycho Andersen
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