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SubjectRe: [Propose] Isolate core_pattern in mnt namespace.
On 2015/12/20 18:47, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Dongsheng Yang <> writes:
>> On 12/20/2015 10:37 AM, Al Viro wrote:
>>> On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 10:14:29AM +0800, Dongsheng Yang wrote:
>>>> On 12/17/2015 07:23 PM, Dongsheng Yang wrote:
>>>>> Hi guys,
>>>>> We are working on making core dump behaviour isolated in
>>>>> container. But the problem is, the /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern
>>>>> is a kernel wide setting, not belongs to a container.
>>>>> So we want to add core_pattern into mnt namespace. What
>>>>> do you think about it?
>>>> Hi Eric,
>>>> I found your patch about "net: Implement the per network namespace
>>>> sysctl infrastructure", I want to do the similar thing
>>>> in mnt namespace. Is that suggested way?
>>> Why mnt namespace and not something else?
>> Hi Al,
>> Well, because core_pattern indicates the path to store core file.
>> In different mnt namespace, we would like to change the path with
>> different value.
>> In addition, Let's considering other namespaces:
>> UTS ns: contains informations of kernel and arch, not proper for core_pattern.
>> IPC ns: communication informations, not proper for core_pattern
>> PID ns: core_pattern is not related with pid
>> net ns: obviousely no.
>> user ns: not proper too.
>> Then I believe it's better to do this in mnt namespace. of course,
>> core_pattern is just one example. After this infrastructure finished,
>> we can implement more sysctls as per-mnt if necessary, I think.
>> Al, what do you think about this idea?
> The hard part is not the sysctl. The hard part is starting the usermode
> helper, in an environment that it can deal with. The mount namespace
> really provides you with no help there.
Let me ask. I think user-mode-helper shouldn be found in container's namespace.
Or Do you mean running user-mode-helper out of a container ?

I think if a user need to send cores to outside of a container, a file descriptor
or a network end point should be able to be passed to sysctl.


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