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authorEric W. Biederman <>2018-03-23 00:42:21 -0500
committerEric W. Biederman <>2018-03-27 15:53:41 -0500
commit39a4940eaa185910bb802ca9829c12268fd2c855 (patch)
treefdc9b438417ca1b272303d3a724212be26979d27 /ipc/msg.c
parent98f929b1bd4d0b7c7a77d0d9776d1b924db2e454 (diff)
ipc/msg: Fix msgctl(..., IPC_STAT, ...) between pid namespaces
Today msg_lspid and msg_lrpid are remembered in the pid namespace of the creator and the processes that last send or received a sysvipc message. If you have processes in multiple pid namespaces that is just wrong. The process ids reported will not make the least bit of sense. This fix is slightly more susceptible to a performance problem than the related fix for System V shared memory. By definition the pids are updated by msgsnd and msgrcv, the fast path of System V message queues. The only concern over the previous implementation is the incrementing and decrementing of the pid reference count. As that is the only difference and multiple updates by of the task_tgid by threads in the same process have been shown in af_unix sockets to create a cache line ping-pong between cpus of the same processor. In this case I don't expect cache lines holding pid reference counts to ping pong between cpus. As senders and receivers update different pids there is a natural separation there. Further if multiple threads of the same process either send or receive messages the pid will be updated to the same value and ipc_update_pid will avoid the reference count update. Which means in the common case I expect msg_lspid and msg_lrpid to remain constant, and reference counts not to be updated when messages are sent. In rare cases it may be possible to trigger the issue which was observed for af_unix sockets, but it will require multiple processes with multiple threads to be either sending or receiving messages. It just does not feel likely that anyone would do that in practice. This change updates msgctl(..., IPC_STAT, ...) to return msg_lspid and msg_lrpid in the pid namespace of the process calling stat. This change also updates cat /proc/sysvipc/msg to return print msg_lspid and msg_lrpid in the pid namespace of the process that opened the proc file. Fixes: b488893a390e ("pid namespaces: changes to show virtual ids to user") Reviewed-by: Nagarathnam Muthusamy <> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
Diffstat (limited to 'ipc/msg.c')
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/ipc/msg.c b/ipc/msg.c
index af5a963306c4..825ad585a6ff 100644
--- a/ipc/msg.c
+++ b/ipc/msg.c
@@ -52,8 +52,8 @@ struct msg_queue {
unsigned long q_cbytes; /* current number of bytes on queue */
unsigned long q_qnum; /* number of messages in queue */
unsigned long q_qbytes; /* max number of bytes on queue */
- pid_t q_lspid; /* pid of last msgsnd */
- pid_t q_lrpid; /* last receive pid */
+ struct pid *q_lspid; /* pid of last msgsnd */
+ struct pid *q_lrpid; /* last receive pid */
struct list_head q_messages;
struct list_head q_receivers;
@@ -154,7 +154,7 @@ static int newque(struct ipc_namespace *ns, struct ipc_params *params)
msq->q_ctime = ktime_get_real_seconds();
msq->q_cbytes = msq->q_qnum = 0;
msq->q_qbytes = ns->msg_ctlmnb;
- msq->q_lspid = msq->q_lrpid = 0;
+ msq->q_lspid = msq->q_lrpid = NULL;
@@ -267,6 +267,8 @@ static void freeque(struct ipc_namespace *ns, struct kern_ipc_perm *ipcp)
atomic_sub(msq->q_cbytes, &ns->msg_bytes);
+ ipc_update_pid(&msq->q_lspid, NULL);
+ ipc_update_pid(&msq->q_lrpid, NULL);
ipc_rcu_putref(&msq->q_perm, msg_rcu_free);
@@ -536,8 +538,8 @@ static int msgctl_stat(struct ipc_namespace *ns, int msqid,
p->msg_cbytes = msq->q_cbytes;
p->msg_qnum = msq->q_qnum;
p->msg_qbytes = msq->q_qbytes;
- p->msg_lspid = msq->q_lspid;
- p->msg_lrpid = msq->q_lrpid;
+ p->msg_lspid = pid_vnr(msq->q_lspid);
+ p->msg_lrpid = pid_vnr(msq->q_lrpid);
@@ -741,7 +743,7 @@ static inline int pipelined_send(struct msg_queue *msq, struct msg_msg *msg,
wake_q_add(wake_q, msr->r_tsk);
WRITE_ONCE(msr->r_msg, ERR_PTR(-E2BIG));
} else {
- msq->q_lrpid = task_pid_vnr(msr->r_tsk);
+ ipc_update_pid(&msq->q_lrpid, task_pid(msr->r_tsk));
msq->q_rtime = get_seconds();
wake_q_add(wake_q, msr->r_tsk);
@@ -842,7 +844,7 @@ static long do_msgsnd(int msqid, long mtype, void __user *mtext,
- msq->q_lspid = task_tgid_vnr(current);
+ ipc_update_pid(&msq->q_lspid, task_tgid(current));
msq->q_stime = get_seconds();
if (!pipelined_send(msq, msg, &wake_q)) {
@@ -1060,7 +1062,7 @@ static long do_msgrcv(int msqid, void __user *buf, size_t bufsz, long msgtyp, in
msq->q_rtime = get_seconds();
- msq->q_lrpid = task_tgid_vnr(current);
+ ipc_update_pid(&msq->q_lrpid, task_tgid(current));
msq->q_cbytes -= msg->m_ts;
atomic_sub(msg->m_ts, &ns->msg_bytes);
@@ -1202,6 +1204,7 @@ void msg_exit_ns(struct ipc_namespace *ns)
static int sysvipc_msg_proc_show(struct seq_file *s, void *it)
+ struct pid_namespace *pid_ns = ipc_seq_pid_ns(s);
struct user_namespace *user_ns = seq_user_ns(s);
struct kern_ipc_perm *ipcp = it;
struct msg_queue *msq = container_of(ipcp, struct msg_queue, q_perm);
@@ -1213,8 +1216,8 @@ static int sysvipc_msg_proc_show(struct seq_file *s, void *it)
- msq->q_lspid,
- msq->q_lrpid,
+ pid_nr_ns(msq->q_lspid, pid_ns),
+ pid_nr_ns(msq->q_lrpid, pid_ns),
from_kuid_munged(user_ns, msq->q_perm.uid),
from_kgid_munged(user_ns, msq->q_perm.gid),
from_kuid_munged(user_ns, msq->q_perm.cuid),