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authorLorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com>2016-11-04 02:23:41 +0900
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2016-11-04 14:45:22 -0400
commit86741ec25462e4c8cdce6df2f41ead05568c7d5e (patch)
treef6eb304465cbe0fc8309fe6593de0ab996756fda /include/net/flow.h
parentMerge branch 'dsa-mv88e6xxx-port-operation-refine' (diff)
net: core: Add a UID field to struct sock.
Protocol sockets (struct sock) don't have UIDs, but most of the time, they map 1:1 to userspace sockets (struct socket) which do. Various operations such as the iptables xt_owner match need access to the "UID of a socket", and do so by following the backpointer to the struct socket. This involves taking sk_callback_lock and doesn't work when there is no socket because userspace has already called close(). Simplify this by adding a sk_uid field to struct sock whose value matches the UID of the corresponding struct socket. The semantics are as follows: 1. Whenever sk_socket is non-null: sk_uid is the same as the UID in sk_socket, i.e., matches the return value of sock_i_uid. Specifically, the UID is set when userspace calls socket(), fchown(), or accept(). 2. When sk_socket is NULL, sk_uid is defined as follows: - For a socket that no longer has a sk_socket because userspace has called close(): the previous UID. - For a cloned socket (e.g., an incoming connection that is established but on which userspace has not yet called accept): the UID of the socket it was cloned from. - For a socket that has never had an sk_socket: UID 0 inside the user namespace corresponding to the network namespace the socket belongs to. Kernel sockets created by sock_create_kern are a special case of #1 and sk_uid is the user that created them. For kernel sockets created at network namespace creation time, such as the per-processor ICMP and TCP sockets, this is the user that created the network namespace. Signed-off-by: Lorenzo Colitti <lorenzo@google.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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