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From: David Laight <David.Laight@ACULAB.COM>
To: 'Andy Lutomirski' <>,
	"Jason A. Donenfeld" <>
Cc: Kernel Hardening <>,
	LKML <>, Jann Horn <>,
	Christian Brauner <>
Subject: RE: forkat(int pidfd), execveat(int pidfd), other awful things?
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2021 09:23:54 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

From: Andy Lutomirski
> Sent: 01 February 2021 18:30
> 2. A sane process creation API.  It would be delightful to be able to
> create a fully-specified process without forking.  This might end up
> being a fairly complicated project, though -- there are a lot of
> inherited process properties to be enumerated.

Since you are going to (eventually) load in a program image
have to do several system calls to create the process isn't
likely to be a problem.
So using separate calls for each property isn't really an issue
and solves the horrid problem of the API structure.

So you could create an embryonic process that inherits a lot
of stuff from the current process, the do actions that
sort out the fds, argv, namespace etc.
Finally running the new program.

It would probably make implement posix_spawn() easier.


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  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-02  9:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-01 17:47 forkat(int pidfd), execveat(int pidfd), other awful things? Jason A. Donenfeld
2021-02-01 17:51 ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2021-02-01 18:20 ` Christian Brauner
2021-02-01 18:29 ` Andy Lutomirski
2021-02-02  9:23   ` David Laight [this message]
2021-07-28 16:37     ` Leveraging pidfs for process creation without fork John Cotton Ericson
2021-07-29 14:24       ` Christian Brauner
2021-07-29 14:54         ` John Ericson
2021-07-30  1:41         ` Al Viro
     [not found]           ` <>
2021-07-31 22:42             ` Al Viro
2021-08-02 12:19               ` Christian Brauner
2021-08-03  6:00                 ` John Cotton Ericson
2021-02-01 18:32 ` forkat(int pidfd), execveat(int pidfd), other awful things? Casey Schaufler

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