path: root/fs/namespace.c
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authorChristian Brauner <>2021-12-03 12:17:07 +0100
committerChristian Brauner <>2021-12-05 10:28:57 +0100
commitbd303368b776eead1c29e6cdda82bde7128b82a7 (patch)
tree30c56d570cfa5cb3d215504293957389731df621 /fs/namespace.c
parenta1ec9040a2a9122605ac26e5725c6de019184419 (diff)
fs: support mapped mounts of mapped filesystems
In previous patches we added new and modified existing helpers to handle idmapped mounts of filesystems mounted with an idmapping. In this final patch we convert all relevant places in the vfs to actually pass the filesystem's idmapping into these helpers. With this the vfs is in shape to handle idmapped mounts of filesystems mounted with an idmapping. Note that this is just the generic infrastructure. Actually adding support for idmapped mounts to a filesystem mountable with an idmapping is follow-up work. In this patch we extend the definition of an idmapped mount from a mount that that has the initial idmapping attached to it to a mount that has an idmapping attached to it which is not the same as the idmapping the filesystem was mounted with. As before we do not allow the initial idmapping to be attached to a mount. In addition this patch prevents that the idmapping the filesystem was mounted with can be attached to a mount created based on this filesystem. This has multiple reasons and advantages. First, attaching the initial idmapping or the filesystem's idmapping doesn't make much sense as in both cases the values of the i_{g,u}id and other places where k{g,u}ids are used do not change. Second, a user that really wants to do this for whatever reason can just create a separate dedicated identical idmapping to attach to the mount. Third, we can continue to use the initial idmapping as an indicator that a mount is not idmapped allowing us to continue to keep passing the initial idmapping into the mapping helpers to tell them that something isn't an idmapped mount even if the filesystem is mounted with an idmapping. Link: (v1) Link: (v2) Link: Cc: Seth Forshee <> Cc: Amir Goldstein <> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <> Cc: Al Viro <> CC: Reviewed-by: Seth Forshee <> Signed-off-by: Christian Brauner <>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/namespace.c')
1 files changed, 38 insertions, 13 deletions
diff --git a/fs/namespace.c b/fs/namespace.c
index 4994b816a74c..08266a35c0c1 100644
--- a/fs/namespace.c
+++ b/fs/namespace.c
@@ -31,6 +31,7 @@
#include <uapi/linux/mount.h>
#include <linux/fs_context.h>
#include <linux/shmem_fs.h>
+#include <linux/mnt_idmapping.h>
#include "pnode.h"
#include "internal.h"
@@ -561,7 +562,7 @@ static void free_vfsmnt(struct mount *mnt)
struct user_namespace *mnt_userns;
mnt_userns = mnt_user_ns(&mnt->mnt);
- if (mnt_userns != &init_user_ns)
+ if (!initial_idmapping(mnt_userns))
@@ -965,6 +966,7 @@ static struct mount *skip_mnt_tree(struct mount *p)
struct vfsmount *vfs_create_mount(struct fs_context *fc)
struct mount *mnt;
+ struct user_namespace *fs_userns;
if (!fc->root)
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
@@ -982,6 +984,10 @@ struct vfsmount *vfs_create_mount(struct fs_context *fc)
mnt->mnt_mountpoint = mnt->mnt.mnt_root;
mnt->mnt_parent = mnt;
+ fs_userns = mnt->mnt.mnt_sb->s_user_ns;
+ if (!initial_idmapping(fs_userns))
+ mnt->mnt.mnt_userns = get_user_ns(fs_userns);
list_add_tail(&mnt->mnt_instance, &mnt->mnt.mnt_sb->s_mounts);
@@ -1072,7 +1078,7 @@ static struct mount *clone_mnt(struct mount *old, struct dentry *root,
mnt->mnt.mnt_userns = mnt_user_ns(&old->mnt);
- if (mnt->mnt.mnt_userns != &init_user_ns)
+ if (!initial_idmapping(mnt->mnt.mnt_userns))
mnt->mnt.mnt_userns = get_user_ns(mnt->mnt.mnt_userns);
mnt->mnt.mnt_sb = sb;
mnt->mnt.mnt_root = dget(root);
@@ -3927,11 +3933,19 @@ static unsigned int recalc_flags(struct mount_kattr *kattr, struct mount *mnt)
static int can_idmap_mount(const struct mount_kattr *kattr, struct mount *mnt)
struct vfsmount *m = &mnt->mnt;
+ struct user_namespace *fs_userns = m->mnt_sb->s_user_ns;
if (!kattr->mnt_userns)
return 0;
+ * Creating an idmapped mount with the filesystem wide idmapping
+ * doesn't make sense so block that. We don't allow mushy semantics.
+ */
+ if (kattr->mnt_userns == fs_userns)
+ return -EINVAL;
+ /*
* Once a mount has been idmapped we don't allow it to change its
* mapping. It makes things simpler and callers can just create
* another bind-mount they can idmap if they want to.
@@ -3943,12 +3957,8 @@ static int can_idmap_mount(const struct mount_kattr *kattr, struct mount *mnt)
if (!(m->mnt_sb->s_type->fs_flags & FS_ALLOW_IDMAP))
return -EINVAL;
- /* Don't yet support filesystem mountable in user namespaces. */
- if (m->mnt_sb->s_user_ns != &init_user_ns)
- return -EINVAL;
/* We're not controlling the superblock. */
- if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
+ if (!ns_capable(fs_userns, CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
return -EPERM;
/* Mount has already been visible in the filesystem hierarchy. */
@@ -4002,14 +4012,27 @@ out:
static void do_idmap_mount(const struct mount_kattr *kattr, struct mount *mnt)
- struct user_namespace *mnt_userns;
+ struct user_namespace *mnt_userns, *old_mnt_userns;
if (!kattr->mnt_userns)
+ /*
+ * We're the only ones able to change the mount's idmapping. So
+ * mnt->mnt.mnt_userns is stable and we can retrieve it directly.
+ */
+ old_mnt_userns = mnt->mnt.mnt_userns;
mnt_userns = get_user_ns(kattr->mnt_userns);
/* Pairs with smp_load_acquire() in mnt_user_ns(). */
smp_store_release(&mnt->mnt.mnt_userns, mnt_userns);
+ /*
+ * If this is an idmapped filesystem drop the reference we've taken
+ * in vfs_create_mount() before.
+ */
+ if (!initial_idmapping(old_mnt_userns))
+ put_user_ns(old_mnt_userns);
static void mount_setattr_commit(struct mount_kattr *kattr,
@@ -4133,13 +4156,15 @@ static int build_mount_idmapped(const struct mount_attr *attr, size_t usize,
- * The init_user_ns is used to indicate that a vfsmount is not idmapped.
- * This is simpler than just having to treat NULL as unmapped. Users
- * wanting to idmap a mount to init_user_ns can just use a namespace
- * with an identity mapping.
+ * The initial idmapping cannot be used to create an idmapped
+ * mount. We use the initial idmapping as an indicator of a mount
+ * that is not idmapped. It can simply be passed into helpers that
+ * are aware of idmapped mounts as a convenient shortcut. A user
+ * can just create a dedicated identity mapping to achieve the same
+ * result.
mnt_userns = container_of(ns, struct user_namespace, ns);
- if (mnt_userns == &init_user_ns) {
+ if (initial_idmapping(mnt_userns)) {
err = -EPERM;
goto out_fput;