Re: [RFC][PATCH 0/2] Another pass at Android style loosening of cgroup attach permissions

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Tue Oct 04 2016 - 15:49:40 EST


On Tue, Oct 04, 2016 at 12:46:24PM -0700, John Stultz wrote:
> Ok. I'll respin this introducing and using a new CAP value.
> That said, while CAP_SYS_NICE seems a bit overloaded here, it doesn't
> conceptually have that much friction for use with cpuset and cpuctrl
> cgroups:

We need to solve it for userns too and I wanna avoid pushing
permission logic into specific controllers. The logical extensions of
that would be protecting control interface files by different CAPs
too. It might work for some knobs and then there will all but
certainly unclear corner cases and so on. Let's please not go there.