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Subject[PATCH v5 0/3] Add pidfd_getfd syscall
This patchset introduces a mechanism (pidfd_getfd syscall) to get file
descriptors from other processes via pidfd. Although this can be achieved
using SCM_RIGHTS, and parasitic code injection, this offers a more
straightforward mechanism, with less overhead and complexity. The process
under manipulation's fd still remains.

It includes a model for extensibility, specifically to allow for future
features around cgroup migration of sockets, and allowing for the fd
to be taken (closing the fd in the process under manipulation).

The syscall numbers were chosen to be one greater than openat2.

Summary of history:
This initially started as a ptrace command. It did not require the process
to be stopped, and felt like kind of an awkward fit for ptrace. After that,
it moved to an ioctl on the pidfd. Given functionality, it made sense to
make it a syscall which did not require the process to be stopped.

Changes since v4:
* Turn into a syscall
* Move to PTRACE_MODE_ATTACH_REALCREDS from PTRACE_MODE_READ_REALCREDS
* Remove the sample code. This will come in another patchset, as the
new self-tests cover all the functionality.

Changes since v3:
* Add self-test
* Move to ioctl passing fd directly, versus args struct
* Shuffle around include files

Changes since v2:
* Move to ioctl on pidfd instead of ptrace function
* Add security check before moving file descriptor

Changes since the RFC v1:
* Introduce a new helper to fs/file.c to fetch a file descriptor from
any process. It largely uses the code suggested by Oleg, with a few
changes to fix locking
* It uses an extensible options struct to supply the FD, and option.
* I added a sample, using the code from the user-ptrace sample

Sargun Dhillon (3):
vfs, fdtable: Add get_task_file helper
pid: Introduce pidfd_getfd syscall
test: Add test for pidfd getfd

MAINTAINERS | 1 +
arch/alpha/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/arm/tools/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/arm64/include/asm/unistd.h | 2 +-
arch/arm64/include/asm/unistd32.h | 2 +
arch/ia64/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/m68k/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/microblaze/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/mips/kernel/syscalls/syscall_n32.tbl | 1 +
arch/mips/kernel/syscalls/syscall_n64.tbl | 1 +
arch/mips/kernel/syscalls/syscall_o32.tbl | 1 +
arch/parisc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/s390/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/sh/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/sparc/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_32.tbl | 1 +
arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_64.tbl | 1 +
arch/xtensa/kernel/syscalls/syscall.tbl | 1 +
fs/file.c | 22 +-
include/linux/file.h | 2 +
include/linux/syscalls.h | 4 +
include/uapi/asm-generic/unistd.h | 3 +-
include/uapi/linux/pidfd.h | 10 +
kernel/pid.c | 115 ++++++++
tools/testing/selftests/pidfd/.gitignore | 1 +
tools/testing/selftests/pidfd/Makefile | 2 +-
.../selftests/pidfd/pidfd_getfd_test.c | 262 ++++++++++++++++++
28 files changed, 437 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 include/uapi/linux/pidfd.h
create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/pidfd/pidfd_getfd_test.c

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