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Re: [libvirt] [RFC PATCH 2/2] LXC: Create ro overlay mounts only if we're not within a user namespace



Am 01.07.2013 13:35, schrieb Daniel P. Berrange:
> On Mon, Jul 01, 2013 at 01:25:28PM +0200, Richard Weinberger wrote:
>> Am 01.07.2013 13:22, schrieb Daniel P. Berrange:
>>> On Mon, Jul 01, 2013 at 01:05:23PM +0200, Richard Weinberger wrote:
>>>> Am 01.07.2013 12:33, schrieb Daniel P. Berrange:
>>>>> On Mon, Jul 01, 2013 at 08:29:14AM +0200, Richard Weinberger wrote:
>>>>>> Any ideas what's going on here?
>>>>>
>>>>> No, it is very odd. It smells like a kernel issue to me. What
>>>>> version are you running ?
>>>>
>>>> I see this issue on all kernels.
>>>> Currently I'm using vanilla v3.9.x and v3.10.
>>>>
>>>>> I've also tried running the demo programs shown on the LWN.net
>>>>> article
>>>>>
>>>>>    https://lwn.net/Articles/532593/
>>>>>
>>>>> and they don't operate in the way described by the article - the demo
>>>>> programs continue to ru as 'nfsnobody' even after the mappings are
>>>>> setup.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm just using the Fedora 3.9.4-303 kernel, rebuilt with userns enabled
>>>>> in KConfig.  I'm wondering if there is still stuff missing in 3.9.x
>>>>> that prevents this from working properly, or if the kernel behaviour
>>>>> changed after those LWN articles were written.
>>>>
>>>> To me it looks like the capability system behaves odd.
>>>> The mappings in /proc are fine as long I do not call capng_updatev().
>>>> Also calling capng_updatev() with parameters that do not change the current cap set
>>>> triggers the odd behavior too.
>>>>
>>>> So we see two (related?) issues:
>>>> 1. If we try updating the capabilities of pid1 /proc/1/ has unmapped files till we exec().
>>>> 2. Dropping  capabilities does not work we always gain a fresh and full capability set.
>>>>
>>>> BTW: I'm sure the issues are not caused by Gau Feng's userns patches.
>>>
>>> Yeah, I've reproduced this problem with standalone code outside of
>>> libvirt. 
>>>
>>> Take the attached code and run
>>
>> -ENOATTACHMENT :-(
> 
> Now really attached.
> 
> I think I might know what is happening now though.  When you start a new
> namespace, you must mount a new instance of 'proc' filesystem. We are
> not synchronizing this wrt setup of the uid/gid mappings though, so we
> are racy. So I have a feeling we're creating the proc filesystem before
> the mappings are setup. I'm going to add some synchronization in to see
> if it makes a difference in this respect.

So you mount /proc and write the uid/gid mappings in parallel?
Both has to be done on the host side. Why is this parallel?

Thanks,
//richard


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