[PATCH v2 1/2] pidfd: show pids for nested pid namespaces in fdinfo

From: Christian Kellner
Date: Wed Oct 09 2019 - 12:09:42 EST

From: Christian Kellner <christian@xxxxxxxxxx>

The fdinfo file for a process file descriptor already contains the
pid of the process in the callers namespaces. Additionally, if pid
namespaces are configured, show the process ids of the process in
all nested namespaces in the same format as in the procfs status
file, i.e. "NSPid:\t%d\%d...". This allows the easy identification
of the processes in nested namespaces.

Signed-off-by: Christian Kellner <christian@xxxxxxxxxx>

Changes in v2:
- Moved into separate function to avoid multiple ifdefs as suggested
by Michal Hocko

kernel/fork.c | 15 +++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index 5a0fd518e04e..f7a59ef046e9 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -1681,12 +1681,27 @@ static int pidfd_release(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)

+static void pidfd_nspid(struct seq_file *m, struct pid *pid)
+ struct pid_namespace *ns = proc_pid_ns(file_inode(m->file));
+ int i;
+ seq_puts(m, "\nNSpid:");
+ for (i = ns->level; i <= pid->level; i++) {
+ ns = pid->numbers[i].ns;
+ seq_put_decimal_ull(m, "\t", pid_nr_ns(pid, ns));
+ }
static void pidfd_show_fdinfo(struct seq_file *m, struct file *f)
struct pid_namespace *ns = proc_pid_ns(file_inode(m->file));
struct pid *pid = f->private_data;

seq_put_decimal_ull(m, "Pid:\t", pid_nr_ns(pid, ns));
+ pidfd_nspid(m, pid);
seq_putc(m, '\n');