[PATCH] SYSV IPC ABI rototill
alfred at freebsd.org
Wed Jun 24 15:32:37 UTC 2009
* John Baldwin <jhb at freebsd.org> [090624 07:23] wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 June 2009 7:05:01 pm Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> > * John Baldwin <jhb at freebsd.org> [090623 14:07] wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 23 June 2009 4:52:09 pm Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav wrote:
> > > > John Baldwin <jhb at freebsd.org> writes:
> > > > > There have been a several issues with the existing ABI of the SYSV IPC
> > > > > structures over the past several years and it has been on the todo list for
> > > > > at least both 7.0 and 8.0. Rather than putting it off until 9.0 I sat down
> > > > > and worked on it this week.
> > > >
> > > > Have you given any thought to virtualization, i.e. separate namespaces
> > > > for each jail? Will your patch make this any easier or harder to
> > > > implement?
> > >
> > > It likely has zero effect on that. The global variables one would need to
> > > virtualize are unchanged by this.
> > John, would it make sense to check for overflow in ipcperm_new2old and return
> > some error so that callers get back some nasty error so that they don't make
> > a mistake about permissions when an overflow happens?
> > A crash/error sounds better than silent truncating of credential information,
> > but I could be wrong.
> Hmm, well, the truncation is what we have been doing all along for any users
> who used UIDs > USHRT_MAX, so adding an error now would change the behavior
> for existing binaries. Also, the truncation does not affect the actual
> permission checks (those are all done in the kernel), merely the reporting of
> the associated IDs to userland.
OK, thank you for explaining.
- Alfred Perlstein
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