Re: [RESEND PATCH] pid_ns: Fix proc_flush_task() accessing freedproc_mnt
From: Sukadev Bhattiprolu
Date: Fri Jun 25 2010 - 17:15:17 EST
Oleg Nesterov [oleg@xxxxxxxxxx] wrote:
| On 06/25, Sukadev Bhattiprolu wrote:
| > Louis Rilling [Louis.Rilling@xxxxxxxxxxx] wrote:
| > | - proc_pid_readdir():
| > | Needs similar check and protection to proc_pid_lookup(), but there is another
| > | issue: next_tgid() can find a dying task:
| > Hmm, I thought proc_pid_readdir() would be a problem too but convinced myself
| > that it would not - since a process running proc_pid_readdir() would have
| > a reference to the pid namespace,
| Where does this reference comes from ?
Caller of proc_pid_readdir() would be living in the same pid namespace right ?
i.e the pid namespace is not empty. If not they would be accessing a different
instance of /proc -no ?
Hmm, but thinking some more, if pid ns is created but /proc not
remounted, the process would be accessing the parent ns (which cannot go
A process cannot access a descendant/unrelated pid namespaces's /proc right ?
| proc_pid_readdir() pins the task_struct (ns->child_reaper), not the pid/ns.
| But I won't be surprised if I am wrong again ;)
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