Re: [RFC PATCH 5/8] KEYS: exec request-key within the requesting task's init namespace
From: J. Bruce Fields
Date: Wed Feb 18 2015 - 12:31:38 EST
On Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 12:06:20PM -0500, J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 06, 2015 at 09:47:25AM +0800, Ian Kent wrote:
> > On Thu, 2015-02-05 at 15:14 +0000, David Howells wrote:
> > >
> > > > + /* If running within a container use the container namespace */
> > > > + if (current->nsproxy->net_ns != &init_net)
> > >
> > > Is that a viable check? Is it possible to have a container that shares
> > > networking details?
> > That's up for discussion.
> > I thought about it and concluded that the check is probably not
> > sufficient for any of the cases.
> > I left it like that because I'm not sure exactly what the use cases are,
> > hoping it promote discussion and here we are.
> > I also think the current container environments don't share net
> > namespace with the root init net namspace, necessarily, because thy are
> > containers, ;)
> > TBH I haven't looked at the user space container creation code but I
> > expect it could be done that way if it was needed, so the answer is yes
> > and no, ;)
> > The questions then are do we need to check anything else, and what
> > environment should the callback use in the different cases, and what
> > other cases might break if we change it?
> > For example, should the fs namespace also be checked for all of these
> > cases, since we're executing a callback, or is whatever that's set to in
> > the container always what's required for locating the executable.
> What would be the disadvantage of setting UMH_USE_NS unconditionally
In the nfs idmapping case, the mapping is per-nfs_client.
Can nfs_idmap_new be the one that calls umh_get_init_task, with the
corresponding put done in nfs_idmap_delete, or is there some reason that
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