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From: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
To: "Karstens, Nate" <Nate.Karstens@garmin.com>
Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Jeff Layton <jlayton@kernel.org>,
	"J. Bruce Fields" <bfields@fieldses.org>,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	Richard Henderson <rth@twiddle.net>,
	Ivan Kokshaysky <ink@jurassic.park.msu.ru>,
	Matt Turner <mattst88@gmail.com>,
	"James E.J. Bottomley" <James.Bottomley@hansenpartnership.com>,
	Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>,
	Eric Dumazet <edumazet@google.com>,
	David Laight <David.Laight@aculab.com>,
	"linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-arch@vger.kernel.org" <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-alpha@vger.kernel.org" <linux-alpha@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-parisc@vger.kernel.org" <linux-parisc@vger.kernel.org>,
	"sparclinux@vger.kernel.org" <sparclinux@vger.kernel.org>,
	"netdev@vger.kernel.org" <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Changli Gao <xiaosuo@gmail.com>,
	"a.josey@opengroup.org" <a.josey@opengroup.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] Implement close-on-fork
Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 09:26:18 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200515162618.GG16070@bombadil.infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <5b1929aa9f424e689c7f430663891827@garmin.com>

On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 04:07:33PM +0000, Karstens, Nate wrote:
> Matthew,
> 
> What alternative would you suggest?
> 
> >From an earlier email:
> 
> > ...nothing else addresses the underlying issue: there is no way to
> > prevent a fork() from duplicating the resource. The close-on-exec
> > flag partially-addresses this by allowing the parent process to
> > mark a file descriptor as exclusive to itself, but there is still
> > a period of time the failure can occur because the auto-close only
> > occurs during the exec(). Perhaps this would not be an issue with
> > a different process/threading model, but that is another discussion
> > entirely.
> 
> Do you disagree there is an issue?

Yes.  system() is defined as being unsafe for a threaded application
to call.  I pointed this out in the last thread.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-05-15 16:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-15 15:23 Nate Karstens
2020-05-15 15:23 ` [PATCH v2 1/4] fs: " Nate Karstens
2020-05-15 15:23 ` [PATCH v2 2/4] fs: Add O_CLOFORK flag for open(2) and dup3(2) Nate Karstens
2020-05-15 15:23 ` [PATCH v2 3/4] fs: Add F_DUPFD_CLOFORK to fcntl(2) Nate Karstens
2020-05-15 15:23 ` [PATCH v2 4/4] net: Add SOCK_CLOFORK Nate Karstens
2020-05-15 15:30 ` [PATCH v2] Implement close-on-fork Eric Dumazet
2020-05-15 15:59   ` David Laight
2020-05-15 15:57 ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-05-15 16:07   ` Karstens, Nate
2020-05-15 16:25     ` James Bottomley
2020-05-15 18:28       ` Karstens, Nate
2020-05-15 18:43         ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-05-25  8:16         ` Pavel Machek
2020-05-15 16:26     ` Matthew Wilcox [this message]
2020-05-16 13:29   ` Christian Brauner
2020-05-15 16:03 ` Al Viro
2020-05-15 16:26   ` Karstens, Nate
2020-05-15 16:53   ` David Howells
2022-06-18 11:41 ` Ralph Corderoy
2022-06-18 19:40   ` Matthew Wilcox
2022-06-19 10:42     ` Ralph Corderoy
2022-06-28 13:13       ` Christian Brauner
2022-06-28 13:38         ` David Laight
2022-06-28 13:43           ` Christian Brauner

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