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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 13:44, schrieb Richard Weinberger:
> 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?

Forget this one... :D

Thanks,
//richard


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