Re: [PATCH net-next v3] net: ioctl: Use kernel memory on protocol ioctl callbacks

From: Breno Leitao
Date: Fri May 26 2023 - 05:08:30 EST

On Thu, May 25, 2023 at 12:06:00PM -0400, Willem de Bruijn wrote:
> On Thu, May 25, 2023 at 11:34 AM David Ahern <dsahern@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 5/25/23 9:05 AM, Willem de Bruijn wrote:
> > > I don't understand what this buys us vs testing the sk_family,
> > > sk_protocol and cmd here.
> >
> > To keep protocol specific code out of core files is the reason I
> > suggested it.
> I guess you object to demultiplexing based on per-family
> protocol and ioctl cmd constants directly in this file?
> That only requires including the smaller uapi headers.
> But now net/core/sock.h now still has to add includes
> linux/mroute.h, linux/mroute6.h and net/phonet/phonet.h.
> Aside on phonet_is_sk, if we're keeping this: this should be
> sk_is_phonet? Analogous to sk_is_tcp and such. And, it should suffice
> to demultiplex based on the protocol family, without testing the
> type or protocol. The family is defined in protocol-independent header
> linux/socket.h. The differences between
> PN_PROTO_PHONET and PN_PROTO_PIPE should be handled inside the family
> code. So I think it is cleaner just to open-coded as `if
> (sk->sk_family == PF_PHONET)`

Should we do the same for ipmr as well? Currently I am checking it

return sk->sk_type == SOCK_RAW && inet_sk(sk)->inet_num == IPPROTO_ICMPV6;

This is what ip{6}mr functions[1] are use to check if `sk` is using ip{6}mr.
If we just use `sk->family`, then I suppose that `sk_is_ip6mr` would be
something as coded below. Is this correct?

static inline int sk_is_ip6mr(struct sock *sk)
return sk->sk_family == PF_INET6;

Anyway, should we continue with the current (V3) approach, where we keep
the protocol code out of core files, or, should I come back to the
previous (V2) approach, where the protocol checks is coded directly in
the core file?

Thanks for the review!
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