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Re: clone flags



Eric Paris <eparis redhat com> writes:

> Actually it's a problem with mapping things.  The flags are in a0.

Eric, you seem to have nailed this issue.

Let me explain why I thought the flags are in a2.  I read print_a2
which starts on line 1019 of auparse/interpret.c.  It contains a call
to print_clone_flags on line 1034, and there are no other calls to
this function in that file.  That code clearly assumes clone flags
only occur in a2.

I played around with tracing the clone system call, and found
something else since my last message.  I traced a program that creates
threads within a single address space with clone, and that call puts
the clone flags into a2.  The auparse library interprets these flags
as one would expect.

It is interesting to note that strace shows the clone flags for both
usages of clone in the same position.  Strace tries to make its output
more human readable by making system calls records look more uniform
then they actually are.

The lack of uniformity in the output for interpreted audit system call
will increase the difficulty of analyzing traces for people like me.
In this case, I'll have to figure out when clone flags are in a0 and
when they are in a2.  The auparse library will have to do the same.

My processing pipeline allows me to print out traces records as tab
separated values so that I can probe data with quick awk scripts.  Off
the top of my head, it's not clear to me how to distinguish two case.
I have enclosed the output with which I am working.  I suppose I
should simply read the strace sources, as its authors clearly have
already figured out how to resolve this issue.

John

autrace of pthread_create:

event time	1183463049.249:3627	type	SYSCALL	arch	i386	syscall	clone	success	yes	exit	14871	a0	3d0f00	a1	b7efb4b4	a2	CLONE_VM|CLONE_FS|CLONE_SIGHAND|CLONE_PTRACE|CLONE_PARENT|CLONE_THREAD|CLONE_NEWNS|CLONE_SYSVSEM|CLONE_SETTLS|CLONE_CHILD_CLEARTID|CLONE_DETACHED|CLONE_UNTRACED|CLONE_CHILD_SETTID|CLONE_STOPPED|CLONE_NEWUTS	a3	bf9823ac	items	0	ppid	14857	pid	14858	auid	ramsdell	uid	ramsdell	gid	ramsdell	euid	ramsdell	suid	ramsdell	fsuid	ramsdell	egid	ramsdell	sgid	ramsdell	fsgid	ramsdell	tty	pts0	comm	sockpair	exe	/home/ramsdell/scm/polgen/src/daemon-example/sockpair	subj	system_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0	key	(null)

autrace of fork:

event time	1183463044.249:414	type	SYSCALL	arch	i386	syscall	clone	success	yes	exit	14860	a0	1200011	a1	0	a2	0	a3	0	items	0	ppid	14858	pid	14859	auid	ramsdell	uid	ramsdell	gid	ramsdell	euid	ramsdell	suid	ramsdell	fsuid	ramsdell	egid	ramsdell	sgid	ramsdell	fsgid	ramsdell	tty	pts0	comm	broadcast	exe	/home/ramsdell/scm/polgen/src/daemon-example/broadcast	subj	system_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0	key	(null)


strace of ptrace_create:

31999	clone	child_stack=0xb7f7f4b4	flags=CLONE_VM|CLONE_FS|CLONE_FILES|CLONE_SIGHAND|CLONE_THREAD|CLONE_SYSVSEM|CLONE_SETTLS|CLONE_PARENT_SETTID|CLONE_CHILD_CLEARTID	parent_tidptr=0xb7f7fbd8	{entry_number:6, base_addr:0xb7f7fb90, limit:1048575, seg_32bit:1, contents:0, read_exec_only:0, limit_in_pages:1, seg_not_present:0, useable:1}	child_tidptr=0xb7f7fbd8	32013	user_u:system_r:unconfined_t

strace of fork:

31999	clone	child_stack=0	flags=CLONE_CHILD_CLEARTID|CLONE_CHILD_SETTID|SIGCHLD	child_tidptr=0xb7f9e708	32000	user_u:system_r:unconfined_t


John


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