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authorEric W. Biederman <>2018-03-23 00:22:05 -0500
committerEric W. Biederman <>2018-03-24 11:25:37 -0500
commit03f1fc09180b345582889a344b012d069b3a6dbe (patch)
treedcf320097f15d377f9a3c3f51d8bf92e26762f94 /ipc/util.c
parentf83a396d06d499029fe6d32e326605a2b5ca4eff (diff)
ipc/util: Helpers for making the sysvipc operations pid namespace aware
Capture the pid namespace when /proc/sysvipc/msg /proc/sysvipc/shm and /proc/sysvipc/sem are opened, and make it available through the new helper ipc_seq_pid_ns. This makes it possible to report the pids in these files in the pid namespace of the opener of the files. Implement ipc_update_pid. A simple impline helper that will only update a struct pid pointer if the new value does not equal the old value. This removes the need for wordy code sequences like: old = object->pid; object->pid = new; put_pid(old); and old = object->pid; if (old != new) { object->pid = new; put_pid(old); } Allowing the following to be written instead: ipc_update_pid(&object->pid, new); Which is easier to read and ensures that the pid reference count is not touched the old and the new values are the same. Not touching the reference count in this case is important to help avoid issues like af_unix experienced, where multiple threads of the same process managed to bounce the struct pid between cpu cache lines, but updating the pids reference count. Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
Diffstat (limited to 'ipc/util.c')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/ipc/util.c b/ipc/util.c
index 4ed5a17dd06f..3783b7991cc7 100644
--- a/ipc/util.c
+++ b/ipc/util.c
@@ -747,9 +747,16 @@ int ipc_parse_version(int *cmd)
struct ipc_proc_iter {
struct ipc_namespace *ns;
+ struct pid_namespace *pid_ns;
struct ipc_proc_iface *iface;
+struct pid_namespace *ipc_seq_pid_ns(struct seq_file *s)
+ struct ipc_proc_iter *iter = s->private;
+ return iter->pid_ns;
* This routine locks the ipc structure found at least at position pos.
@@ -872,6 +879,7 @@ static int sysvipc_proc_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
iter->iface = PDE_DATA(inode);
iter->ns = get_ipc_ns(current->nsproxy->ipc_ns);
+ iter->pid_ns = get_pid_ns(task_active_pid_ns(current));
return 0;
@@ -881,6 +889,7 @@ static int sysvipc_proc_release(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
struct seq_file *seq = file->private_data;
struct ipc_proc_iter *iter = seq->private;
+ put_pid_ns(iter->pid_ns);
return seq_release_private(inode, file);