[PATCH 1/2] user namespaces: let user_ns be cloned with fairsched

From: Serge E. Hallyn
Date: Wed Dec 03 2008 - 14:17:36 EST

(These two patches are in the next-unacked branch of
If they get some ACKs, then I hope to feed this into security-next.
After these two, I think we're ready to tackle userns+capabilities)

Fairsched creates a per-uid directory under /sys/kernel/uids/.
So when you clone(CLONE_NEWUSER), it tries to create
/sys/kernel/uids/0, which already exists, and you get back

This was supposed to be fixed by sysfs tagging, but that
was postponed (ok, rejected until sysfs locking is fixed).
So, just as with network namespaces, we just don't create
those directories for user namespaces other than the init.

Signed-off-by: Serge E. Hallyn <serue@xxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/user.c | 4 ++++
1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/user.c b/kernel/user.c
index 97202cb..6c924bc 100644
--- a/kernel/user.c
+++ b/kernel/user.c
@@ -246,6 +246,8 @@ static int uids_user_create(struct user_struct *up)
int error;

memset(kobj, 0, sizeof(struct kobject));
+ if (up->user_ns != &init_user_ns)
+ return 0;
kobj->kset = uids_kset;
error = kobject_init_and_add(kobj, &uids_ktype, NULL, "%d", up->uid);
if (error) {
@@ -281,6 +283,8 @@ static void remove_user_sysfs_dir(struct work_struct *w)
unsigned long flags;
int remove_user = 0;

+ if (up->user_ns != &init_user_ns)
+ return;
/* Make uid_hash_remove() + sysfs_remove_file() + kobject_del()
* atomic.

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