Re: [PATCH] debugfs: Add mount restriction option
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Thu May 28 2020 - 04:27:58 EST
On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 10:00:31AM +0200, Peter Enderborg wrote:
> Since debugfs include sensitive information it need to be treated
> carefully. But it also has many very useful debug functions for userspace.
> With this option we can have same configuration for system with
> need of debugfs and a way to turn it off. It is needed new
> kernel command line parameter to be activated.
By "configuration" do you mean "kernel configuration"? What is wrong
with relying on the build option like we do today?
You might want to reword all of this to make more sense about the
"problem" you are trying to solve here, as I don't really understand it,
> Signed-off-by: Peter Enderborg <peter.enderborg@xxxxxxxx>
> fs/debugfs/inode.c | 17 ++++++++++++++++-
> lib/Kconfig.debug | 10 ++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
No documentation update? That's not good :(
> diff --git a/fs/debugfs/inode.c b/fs/debugfs/inode.c
> index b7f2e971ecbc..bde37dab77e0 100644
> --- a/fs/debugfs/inode.c
> +++ b/fs/debugfs/inode.c
> @@ -786,10 +786,25 @@ bool debugfs_initialized(void)
> +static int allow_debugfs;
> +static int __init debugfs_kernel(char *str)
> + if (str && !strcmp(str, "true"))
> + allow_debugfs = true;
> + return 0;
> +early_param("debugfs", debugfs_kernel);
> static int __init debugfs_init(void)
> int retval;
> +#ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_FS_MOUNT_RESTRICTED
> + if (!allow_debugfs)
> + return -EPERM;
But you are not restricting the ability to mount it here, you are
removing the ability for it to even start up at all. What does this
break for code that thinks the filesystem is registered (i.e. the call
to simple_pin_fs() in start_creating() in fs/debugfs/inode.c?
> retval = sysfs_create_mount_point(kernel_kobj, "debug");
> if (retval)
> return retval;
> diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.debug b/lib/Kconfig.debug
> index 21d9c5f6e7ec..d3a3338740d2 100644
> --- a/lib/Kconfig.debug
> +++ b/lib/Kconfig.debug
> @@ -443,6 +443,16 @@ config DEBUG_FS
> If unsure, say N.
> +config DEBUG_FS_MOUNT_RESTRICTED
> + bool "Debug Filesystem mount restricted"
> + depends on DEBUG_FS
> + help
> + This is an additional restriction for mounting debugfs. It allows
> + the kernel to have debugfs compiled, but requires that kernel command
> + line has a debugfs parameter to register as a filesystem.
> + If unsure, say N.
No hint as to what the command line option is? And again, it's not a
restriction for mounting it, you are preventing it from initializing
Which, as I have found out over time, can had side affects for codepaths
that try to check the return value of debugfs calls, and if they fail to
succeed, abort the whole driver/subsystem/whatever initializaion path,
which is not what I think you want to do here at all.