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SubjectRe: [PATCH] device_cgroup: Cleanup cgroup eBPF device filter code
On 4/4/20 12:37 AM, Roman Gushchin wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 03, 2020 at 07:55:28PM +0200, Odin Ugedal wrote:
>> Original cgroup v2 eBPF code for filtering device access made it
>> possible to compile with CONFIG_CGROUP_DEVICE=n and still use the eBPF
>> filtering. Change
>> commit 4b7d4d453fc4 ("device_cgroup: Export devcgroup_check_permission")
>> reverted this, making it required to set it to y.
>> Since the device filtering (and all the docs) for cgroup v2 is no longer
>> a "device controller" like it was in v1, someone might compile their
>> kernel with CONFIG_CGROUP_DEVICE=n. Then (for linux 5.5+) the eBPF
>> filter will not be invoked, and all processes will be allowed access
>> to all devices, no matter what the eBPF filter says.
>> Signed-off-by: Odin Ugedal <>
> The patch makes perfect sense to me.
> Acked-by: Roman Gushchin <>

Tejun, I presume you'll pick this up (given the files this fix touches)?


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