Re: [PATCH 2/2] core: allow setrlimit to non-current tasks

From: Jiri Slaby
Date: Thu Sep 03 2009 - 09:47:16 EST

On 09/02/2009 11:51 PM, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 09/02, Jiri Slaby wrote:
>> I can't think of anything else than doing all the checks and updates
>> under alloc_lock, introducing coarse grained static mutex in setrlimit
>> to protect it,
> Oh, please don't ;)
> Or I missed your point?
> But if you mean this series, then yes, I agree.

Yes, I meant those. But I don't know what do you agree with :).

> We should try to do something
> to ensure that at least rlim_max can be always lowered when admin writes to
> /proc/pid/limits.

Yes, that's what I asked about when I wrote the three options which I
was able to think of above. So any other ideas about how to elegantly
protect against sys_setrlimit vs. admin+/proc/*/limits race?

Thanks a heap.
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