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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 2/4] pid: Add PIDFD_IOCTL_GETFD to fetch file descriptors from processes
On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 06:49:37PM -0800, Sargun Dhillon wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 5:50 PM Christian Brauner
> <christian.brauner@ubuntu.com> wrote:
> >
> > [Cc Arnd since he fiddled with ioctl()s quite a bit recently.]
> >
> >
> > That should be pidfd.h and the resulting new file be placed under the
> > pidfd entry in maintainers:
> > +F: include/uapi/linux/pidfd.h
> >
> > >
> > > enum pid_type
> > > {
> > > diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/pid.h b/include/uapi/linux/pid.h
> > > new file mode 100644
> > > index 000000000000..4ec02ed8b39a
> > > --- /dev/null
> > > +++ b/include/uapi/linux/pid.h
> > > @@ -0,0 +1,26 @@
> > > +/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note */
> > > +#ifndef _UAPI_LINUX_PID_H
> > > +#define _UAPI_LINUX_PID_H
> > > +
> > > +#include <linux/types.h>
> > > +#include <linux/ioctl.h>
> > > +
> > > +/* options to pass in to pidfd_getfd_args flags */
> > > +#define PIDFD_GETFD_CLOEXEC (1 << 0) /* open the fd with cloexec */
> >
> > Please, make them cloexec by default unless there's a very good reason
> > not to.
> >
> For now then, should I have flags, and just say "reserved for future usage",
> or would you prefer that I drop flags entirely?

Hm, you can leave the flags argument imho but maybe someone else has
stronger opinions about this.

>
> > > +
> > > +struct pidfd_getfd_args {
> > > + __u32 size; /* sizeof(pidfd_getfd_args) */
> > > + __u32 fd; /* the tracee's file descriptor to get */
> > > + __u32 flags;
> > > +};
> >
> > I think you want to either want to pad this
> >
> > +struct pidfd_getfd_args {
> > + __u32 size; /* sizeof(pidfd_getfd_args) */
> > + __u32 fd; /* the tracee's file descriptor to get */
> > + __u32 flags;
> > __u32 reserved;
> > +};
> >
> > or use __aligned_u64 everywhere which I'd personally prefer instead of
> > this manual padding everywhere.
> >
> Wouldn't __attribute__((packed)) achieve a similar thing of making sure
> the struct is a constant size across all compilers?
>
> I'll go with __aligned_u64 instead of packed, if you don't want to use packed.

We had a discussion about this in relation to the openat2()
patchset just recently. Florian and a few others raised good points why
we might not want to use packed:
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/87o8w9bcaf.fsf@mid.deneb.enyo.de/
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/a328b91d-fd8f-4f27-b3c2-91a9c45f18c0@rasmusvillemoes.dk/

Christian

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