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From: "Dmitry V. Levin" <>
To: Alexander Viro <>,
	Serge Hallyn <>, Andrei Vagin <>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <>
Cc: "Ákos Uzonyi" <>,
	"Arnd Bergmann" <>,,
Subject: [PATCH] fs/nsfs.c: fix ioctl support of compat processes
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 03:12:48 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

According to Documentation/driver-api/ioctl.rst, in order to support
32-bit user space running on a 64-bit kernel, each subsystem or driver
that implements an ioctl callback handler must also implement the
corresponding compat_ioctl handler.  The compat_ptr_ioctl() helper can
be used in place of a custom compat_ioctl file operation for drivers
that only take arguments that are pointers to compatible data

In case of NS_* ioctls only NS_GET_OWNER_UID accepts an argument, and
this argument is a pointer to uid_t type, which is universally defined
to __kernel_uid32_t.

This change fixes compat strace --pidns-translation.

Note: when backporting this patch to stable kernels, commit
"compat_ioctl: add compat_ptr_ioctl()" is needed as well.

Reported-by: Ákos Uzonyi <>
Fixes: 6786741dbf99 ("nsfs: add ioctl to get an owning user namespace for ns file descriptor")
Cc: # v4.9+
Signed-off-by: Dmitry V. Levin <>
 fs/nsfs.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/fs/nsfs.c b/fs/nsfs.c
index 800c1d0eb0d0..a00236bffa2c 100644
--- a/fs/nsfs.c
+++ b/fs/nsfs.c
@@ -21,6 +21,7 @@ static long ns_ioctl(struct file *filp, unsigned int ioctl,
 static const struct file_operations ns_file_operations = {
 	.llseek		= no_llseek,
 	.unlocked_ioctl = ns_ioctl,
+	.compat_ioctl	= compat_ptr_ioctl,
 static char *ns_dname(struct dentry *dentry, char *buffer, int buflen)


             reply	other threads:[~2020-07-24  0:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-24  0:12 Dmitry V. Levin [this message]
2020-07-24  9:20 ` Arnd Bergmann
2020-07-24 10:28   ` Dmitry V. Levin
2020-07-24 19:31     ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-09-07 18:17       ` Dmitry V. Levin

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