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From: Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/2] pid: add pidfd_open()
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:54:00 +0200
Message-ID: <20190524105358.dfnelxhxodkvwbcn@brauner.io> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190521143220.crb2zyvdov3fl4g7@brauner.io>

On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 04:32:20PM +0200, Christian Brauner wrote:
> On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 05:56:29PM +0200, Christian Brauner wrote:
> > This adds the pidfd_open() syscall. It allows a caller to retrieve pollable
> > pidfds for a process which did not get created via CLONE_PIDFD, i.e. for a
> > process that is created via traditional fork()/clone() calls that is only
> > referenced by a PID:
> > 
> > int pidfd = pidfd_open(1234, 0);
> > ret = pidfd_send_signal(pidfd, SIGSTOP, NULL, 0);
> > 
> > With the introduction of pidfds through CLONE_PIDFD it is possible to
> > created pidfds at process creation time.
> > However, a lot of processes get created with traditional PID-based calls
> > such as fork() or clone() (without CLONE_PIDFD). For these processes a
> > caller can currently not create a pollable pidfd. This is a problem for
> > Android's low memory killer (LMK) and service managers such as systemd.
> > Both are examples of tools that want to make use of pidfds to get reliable
> > notification of process exit for non-parents (pidfd polling) and race-free
> > signal sending (pidfd_send_signal()). They intend to switch to this API for
> > process supervision/management as soon as possible. Having no way to get
> > pollable pidfds from PID-only processes is one of the biggest blockers for
> > them in adopting this api. With pidfd_open() making it possible to retrieve
> > pidfds for PID-based processes we enable them to adopt this api.
> > 
> > In line with Arnd's recent changes to consolidate syscall numbers across
> > architectures, I have added the pidfd_open() syscall to all architectures
> > at the same time.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>
> > Reviewed-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
> 
> This now also carries a Reviewed-by from David.
> 
> > Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> > Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
> > Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> > Cc: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@joelfernandes.org>
> > Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> > Cc: Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>
> > Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Andy Lutomirsky <luto@kernel.org>
> > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > Cc: Aleksa Sarai <cyphar@cyphar.com>
> > Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> > Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
> > Cc: linux-api@vger.kernel.org
> 
> I've moved pidfd_open() into my for-next branch together with Joel's
> pidfd polling changes. Everything is based on v5.2-rc1.
> 
> The chosen syscall number for now is 434. David is going to send out
> another pile of mount api related syscalls. I'll coordinate with him
> accordingly prior to the 5.3 merge window.

After talking to Arnd, I split the syscall addition and the per-arch
wiring-up of pidfd_open() into two patches. There are no functional
changes and everything is still sitting in for-next.

Thanks!
Christian

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-20 15:56 Christian Brauner
2019-05-20 15:56 ` [PATCH v3 2/2] tests: add pidfd_open() tests Christian Brauner
2019-05-21 14:32 ` [PATCH v3 1/2] pid: add pidfd_open() Christian Brauner
2019-05-24 10:54   ` Christian Brauner [this message]
2019-06-27 13:57 ` Konstantin Khlebnikov

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