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From: "Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@hallyn.com>
To: Tycho Andersen <tycho@tycho.ws>
Cc: Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>,
	ebiederm@xmission.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	serge@hallyn.com, jannh@google.com, luto@kernel.org,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, oleg@redhat.com, cyphar@cyphar.com,
	viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-api@vger.kernel.org, dancol@google.com,
	timmurray@google.com, linux-man@vger.kernel.org,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 2/2] signal: add procfd_signal() syscall
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 01:48:07 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20181122074807.GB15484@mail.hallyn.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181119223954.GA4992@cisco>

On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 03:39:54PM -0700, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:32:39AM +0100, Christian Brauner wrote:
> >
> > +/**
> > + *  sys_procfd_signal - send a signal to a process through a process file
> > + *                      descriptor
> > + *  @fd: the file descriptor of the process
> > + *  @sig: signal to be sent
> > + *  @info: the signal info
> > + *  @flags: future flags to be passed
> > + */
> > +SYSCALL_DEFINE4(procfd_signal, int, fd, int, sig, siginfo_t __user *, info,
> > +		int, flags)
> > +{
> 
> Can I just register an objection here that I think using a syscall
> just for this is silly?
> 
> My understanding is that the concern is that some code might do:
> 
> unknown_fd = recv_fd();
> ioctl(unknown_fd, SOME_IOCTL, NULL); // where SOME_IOCTL == PROC_FD_KILL
> // whoops, unknown_fd was a procfd and we killed a task!

This could just be my own mental model, but for something like "kill a
task", an ioctl just seems wrong.  Syscall seems more natural.

I'd ack either method.

-serge

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-11-22  7:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 50+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-19 10:32 [PATCH v1 0/2] proc: allow signaling processes via file descriptors Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 10:32 ` [PATCH v1 1/2] proc: get process file descriptor from /proc/<pid> Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 15:32   ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-11-19 18:20     ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 10:32 ` [PATCH v1 2/2] signal: add procfd_signal() syscall Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 15:45   ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-11-19 15:57     ` Daniel Colascione
2018-11-19 18:39     ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 15:59   ` Daniel Colascione
2018-11-19 18:29     ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 19:02       ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-11-19 19:31         ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 19:39           ` Daniel Colascione
2018-11-19 17:10   ` Eugene Syromiatnikov
2018-11-19 18:23     ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 17:14   ` Eugene Syromiatnikov
2018-11-19 20:28   ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-11-19 20:55     ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 21:13       ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 21:18       ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-11-19 21:20         ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 21:21         ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 21:25           ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-11-19 21:26           ` Daniel Colascione
2018-11-19 21:36             ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-11-19 21:37             ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-19 21:41               ` Daniel Colascione
2018-11-20  4:59                 ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-11-20 10:31                   ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-21 21:39                     ` Serge E. Hallyn
2018-11-19 21:23         ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-11-22  7:41           ` Serge E. Hallyn
2018-11-19 22:39   ` Tycho Andersen
2018-11-19 22:49     ` Daniel Colascione
2018-11-19 23:07       ` Tycho Andersen
2018-11-20  0:27         ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-11-20  0:32           ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-20  0:34             ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-11-20  0:49           ` Daniel Colascione
2018-11-22  7:48     ` Serge E. Hallyn [this message]
2018-11-19 23:35   ` kbuild test robot
2018-11-19 23:37   ` kbuild test robot
2018-11-19 23:45     ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-28 21:45   ` Joey Pabalinas
2018-11-28 22:05     ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-28 23:02       ` Joey Pabalinas
2018-11-19 10:32 ` [PATCH] procfd_signal.2: document procfd_signal syscall Christian Brauner
2018-11-20 13:29   ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2018-11-28 20:59   ` Florian Weimer
2018-11-28 21:12     ` Christian Brauner

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