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From: Davidlohr Bueso <dave@stgolabs.net>
To: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk,
	koct9i@gmail.com, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	"Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>,
	Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH -next v2 0/4] mm: replace mmap_sem for mm->exe_file serialization
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:34:23 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1426440863.28068.103.camel@stgolabs.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150315170521.GA2278@moon>

On Sun, 2015-03-15 at 20:05 +0300, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 08:42:05AM -0700, Davidlohr Bueso wrote:
> > > > > Yes, this code needs cleanups, I agree. Does this series makes it better?
> > > > > To me it doesn't, and the diffstat below shows that it blows the code.
> > > >
> > > > Looking at some of the caller paths now, I have to disagree.
> > > 
> > > And I believe you are wrong. But let me repeat, I leave this to Cyrill
> > > and Konstantin. Cleanups are always subjective.
> > > 
> > > > > In fact, to me it complicates this code. For example. Personally I think
> > > > > that MMF_EXE_FILE_CHANGED should die. And currently we can just remove it.
> > > >
> > > > How could you remove this?
> > > 
> > > Just remove this flag and the test_and_set_bit(MMF_EXE_FILE_CHANGED) check.
> > > Again, this is subjective, but to me it looks ugly. Why do we allow to
> > > change ->exe_file but only once?
> 
> This came from very first versions of the functionality implemented
> in prctl. It supposed to help sysadmins to notice if there exe
> transition happened. As to me it doesn't bring much security, if I
> would be a virus I would simply replace executing code with ptrace
> or via other ways without telling outside world that i've changed
> exe path. That said I would happily rip off this MMF_EXE_FILE_CHANGED
> bit but I fear security guys won't be that happy about it.
> (CC'ing Kees)

Also adding Michael for any prctl manpage and api changes.


  reply	other threads:[~2015-03-15 17:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-14 22:39 Davidlohr Bueso
2015-03-14 22:39 ` [PATCH 1/4] " Davidlohr Bueso
2015-03-14 22:39 ` [PATCH 2/4] mm: introduce struct exe_file Davidlohr Bueso
2015-03-14 22:39 ` [PATCH 3/4] prctl: move MMF_EXE_FILE_CHANGED into exe_file struct Davidlohr Bueso
2015-03-15  2:13   ` Davidlohr Bueso
2015-03-14 22:39 ` [PATCH 4/4] kernel/fork: use pr_alert() for rss counter bugs Davidlohr Bueso
2015-03-16 11:30   ` Konstantin Khlebnikov
2015-03-15 14:21 ` [PATCH -next v2 0/4] mm: replace mmap_sem for mm->exe_file serialization Oleg Nesterov
2015-03-15 14:54   ` Davidlohr Bueso
2015-03-15 15:26     ` Oleg Nesterov
2015-03-15 15:42       ` Davidlohr Bueso
2015-03-15 17:05         ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2015-03-15 17:34           ` Davidlohr Bueso [this message]
2015-03-16 22:08           ` Kees Cook
2015-03-20 16:09             ` Cyrill Gorcunov

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