Re: [PATCH v2 net-next 0/3] bpf: share helpers between tracing and networking

From: Daniel Borkmann
Date: Tue Jun 16 2015 - 05:20:10 EST

On 06/16/2015 05:28 AM, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
On 6/15/15 4:01 PM, David Miller wrote:

Although I agree with the sentiment that this thing can cause
surprising results and can be asking for trouble.

If someone wants to filter traffic "by UID" they might make
a simple ingress TC ebpf program using these new interfaces
and expect it to work.

But the UID their program will see will be the UID of whatever
randomly happened to be executing when the packet was received
and processed.

yes, you're right. Such tc filters will be incorrect.
Will send a partial revert disallowing them in tc.

Sorry for late reply [on vacation]; if you really want to, you
could go via skb->sk->sk_socket->file and then retrieve credentials
from there for egress side (you can have a look at xt_owner). You'd
need a different *_proto helper for tc in that case, which would
then map to BPF_FUNC_get_current_uid_gid, etc. But that doesn't work
for ingress however, even if you would have early demux, so you
would need to let the eBPF helper function return an error code in
that case.
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