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From: Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai+lkml@gmail.com>
To: Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>
Cc: Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@hallyn.com>,
	Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>, Aleksa Sarai <cyphar@cyphar.com>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Linux FS Devel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>,
	Daniel Colascione <dancol@google.com>,
	Tim Murray <timmurray@google.com>,
	linux-man <linux-man@vger.kernel.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] signal: add procfd_signal() syscall
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 15:11:05 +0800
Message-ID: <CAJhGHyAHKm0q4FtHBgbbfaB3g4oix76vJWgjqLYoaHvKCD3gvA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAJhGHyC=Zc=iG+iL+Ny8GsMd-5xypxdk4Et_1ZViMao5aXreCw@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, Dec 25, 2018 at 1:32 PM Lai Jiangshan
<jiangshanlai+lkml@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Is it possible to avoid adding any syscall?
>
> Since holding /proc/pid/reg_file can also hold the pid.
> With this guarantee, /proc/pid/uuid (universally unique identifier ) can be
> introduced to identify tasks, the kernel generates
> a uuid for every task when created.
>
> save_pid_uuid_pair_for_later_kill(int pid) {
>   /* save via /proc/$pid/uuid */
>   /* don't need to keep any fd after save */
> }
>
> safe_kill(pid, uuid, sig) {
>     fd = open(/proc/$pid/uuid); /* also hold the pid until close() if
> open() successes */
>     if (open successes and read uuid from fd and if it equals to uuid)
>         kill(pid, sig)
>     close(fd)
> }
>
> All things needed to be done is to implement /proc/pid/uuid. And if pid can't
> be recycled within 1 ticket, or the user can ensure it. The user can use
> starttime(in /proc/pid/stat) instead.
>
> save_pid_starttime_pair_for_later_kill(int pid) {
>   /* save via /proc/$pid/stat */
>   /* don't need to keep any fd after save or keep it for 1 ticket at most */
> }
>
> safe_kill(pid, starttime, sig) {
>     fd = open(/proc/$pid/stat); /* also hold the pid until close() if
> open() successes */
>     if (open successes and read starttime from fd and if it equals to starttime)
>         kill(pid, sig)
>     close(fd)
> }
>
> In this case, zero LOC is added in the kernel. All of it depends on
> the guarantee that holding /proc/pid/reg_file also holds the pid,
> one of which I haven't checked carefully either.
>

Oh, Sorry, I was wrong, the pid isn't reserved even when
the fd is kept in the user space. And I'm sorry that I had
replied to an "old" email thread.

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Thread overview: 54+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-20 10:51 Christian Brauner
2018-11-20 10:51 ` [PATCH v2] procfd_signal.2: document procfd_signal syscall Christian Brauner
2018-11-22  8:00 ` [PATCH v2] signal: add procfd_signal() syscall Serge E. Hallyn
2018-11-22  8:23 ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-11-28 14:05 ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-29 12:28 ` Florian Weimer
2018-11-29 16:54   ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-11-29 19:16     ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-29 19:22       ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-11-29 19:55         ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-29 20:14           ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-11-29 21:02             ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-29 21:35               ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-29 21:40                 ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-30  2:40                   ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-12-01  1:25                   ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30  5:13               ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-11-30  6:56                 ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30 11:41                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-30 16:35                     ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-11-30 21:57                       ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30 22:09                       ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-30 22:26                         ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30 23:05                           ` Daniel Colascione
2018-11-30 23:12                             ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-30 23:15                               ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-30 23:37                               ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30 23:46                                 ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-12-01  1:20                                   ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30 23:53                         ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-12-01  8:51                           ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-12-01  9:17                             ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-01 10:27                             ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-12-01 13:41                       ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-12-01 14:46                     ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-12-01 15:28                       ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-12-01 15:52                         ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-12-01 16:27                           ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-02  0:06                           ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-12-02  1:14                             ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-12-02  8:52                         ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30 23:52   ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-02 10:03     ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-03 16:57       ` Florian Weimer
2018-12-03 18:02         ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-04  6:03           ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-12-04 12:55           ` Florian Weimer
2018-12-04 13:26             ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-06 18:54             ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-12-06 18:56               ` Florian Weimer
2018-12-06 19:03                 ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-25  5:32                   ` Lai Jiangshan
2018-12-25  7:11                     ` Lai Jiangshan [this message]
2018-12-25 12:07                       ` Aleksa Sarai

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