aboutsummaryrefslogtreecommitdiffstats
path: root/fs/autofs4/init.c (unfollow)
AgeCommit message (Collapse)AuthorFilesLines
2016-03-15autofs4: coding style fixesIan Kent1-7/+3
Try and make the coding style completely consistent throughtout the autofs module and inline with kernel coding style recommendations. Signed-off-by: Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2013-03-03fs: Limit sys_mount to only request filesystem modules.Eric W. Biederman1-0/+1
Modify the request_module to prefix the file system type with "fs-" and add aliases to all of the filesystems that can be built as modules to match. A common practice is to build all of the kernel code and leave code that is not commonly needed as modules, with the result that many users are exposed to any bug anywhere in the kernel. Looking for filesystems with a fs- prefix limits the pool of possible modules that can be loaded by mount to just filesystems trivially making things safer with no real cost. Using aliases means user space can control the policy of which filesystem modules are auto-loaded by editing /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf with blacklist and alias directives. Allowing simple, safe, well understood work-arounds to known problematic software. This also addresses a rare but unfortunate problem where the filesystem name is not the same as it's module name and module auto-loading would not work. While writing this patch I saw a handful of such cases. The most significant being autofs that lives in the module autofs4. This is relevant to user namespaces because we can reach the request module in get_fs_type() without having any special permissions, and people get uncomfortable when a user specified string (in this case the filesystem type) goes all of the way to request_module. After having looked at this issue I don't think there is any particular reason to perform any filtering or permission checks beyond making it clear in the module request that we want a filesystem module. The common pattern in the kernel is to call request_module() without regards to the users permissions. In general all a filesystem module does once loaded is call register_filesystem() and go to sleep. Which means there is not much attack surface exposed by loading a filesytem module unless the filesystem is mounted. In a user namespace filesystems are not mounted unless .fs_flags = FS_USERNS_MOUNT, which most filesystems do not set today. Acked-by: Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn@canonical.com> Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Reported-by: Kees Cook <keescook@google.com> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
2012-03-20autofs: set things up *before* registering fs typeAl Viro1-3/+3
it's not a serious race, but we really want misc device before anybody gets to mount this sucker. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2010-10-29convert get_sb_nodev() usersAl Viro1-4/+4
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2008-10-16autofs4: add miscellaneous device for ioctlsIan Kent1-1/+10
Add a miscellaneous device to the autofs4 module for routing ioctls. This provides the ability to obtain an ioctl file handle for an autofs mount point that is possibly covered by another mount. The actual problem with autofs is that it can't reconnect to existing mounts. Immediately one things of just adding the ability to remount autofs file systems would solve it, but alas, that can't work. This is because autofs direct mounts and the implementation of "on demand mount and expire" of nested mount trees have the file system mounted on top of the mount trigger dentry. To resolve this a miscellaneous device node for routing ioctl commands to these mount points has been implemented in the autofs4 kernel module and a library added to autofs. This provides the ability to open a file descriptor for these over mounted autofs mount points. Please refer to Documentation/filesystems/autofs4-mount-control.txt for a discussion of the problem, implementation alternatives considered and a description of the interface. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes] [akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fix] Signed-off-by: Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2006-10-11[PATCH] AUTOFS: Make sure all dentries refs are released before calling kill_anon_super()David Howells1-1/+1
Make sure all dentries refs are released before calling kill_anon_super() so that the assumption that generic_shutdown_super() can completely destroy the dentry tree for there will be no external references holds true. What was being done in the put_super() superblock op, is now done in the kill_sb() filesystem op instead, prior to calling kill_anon_super(). This makes the struct autofs_sb_info::root member variable redundant (since sb->s_root is still available), and so that is removed. The calls to shrink_dcache_sb() are also removed since they're also redundant as shrink_dcache_for_umount() will now be called after the cleanup routine. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net> Cc: Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-23[PATCH] VFS: Permit filesystem to override root dentry on mountDavid Howells1-3/+3
Extend the get_sb() filesystem operation to take an extra argument that permits the VFS to pass in the target vfsmount that defines the mountpoint. The filesystem is then required to manually set the superblock and root dentry pointers. For most filesystems, this should be done with simple_set_mnt() which will set the superblock pointer and then set the root dentry to the superblock's s_root (as per the old default behaviour). The get_sb() op now returns an integer as there's now no need to return the superblock pointer. This patch permits a superblock to be implicitly shared amongst several mount points, such as can be done with NFS to avoid potential inode aliasing. In such a case, simple_set_mnt() would not be called, and instead the mnt_root and mnt_sb would be set directly. The patch also makes the following changes: (*) the get_sb_*() convenience functions in the core kernel now take a vfsmount pointer argument and return an integer, so most filesystems have to change very little. (*) If one of the convenience function is not used, then get_sb() should normally call simple_set_mnt() to instantiate the vfsmount. This will always return 0, and so can be tail-called from get_sb(). (*) generic_shutdown_super() now calls shrink_dcache_sb() to clean up the dcache upon superblock destruction rather than shrink_dcache_anon(). This is required because the superblock may now have multiple trees that aren't actually bound to s_root, but that still need to be cleaned up. The currently called functions assume that the whole tree is rooted at s_root, and that anonymous dentries are not the roots of trees which results in dentries being left unculled. However, with the way NFS superblock sharing are currently set to be implemented, these assumptions are violated: the root of the filesystem is simply a dummy dentry and inode (the real inode for '/' may well be inaccessible), and all the vfsmounts are rooted on anonymous[*] dentries with child trees. [*] Anonymous until discovered from another tree. (*) The documentation has been adjusted, including the additional bit of changing ext2_* into foo_* in the documentation. [akpm@osdl.org: convert ipath_fs, do other stuff] Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: Nathan Scott <nathans@sgi.com> Cc: Roland Dreier <rolandd@cisco.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>