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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] drm: commit_work scheduling
On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 05:15:00PM +0100, Qais Yousef wrote:
> On 09/24/20 10:49, Daniel Vetter wrote:
>
> [...]
>
> > > > I also thought kernel threads can be distinguished from others, so
> > > > userspace shouldn't be able to sneak in and get elevated by accident.
> > >
> > > I guess maybe you could look at the parent? I still would like to
> > > think that we could come up with something a bit less shaking than
> > > matching thread names by regexp..
> >
> > ps marks up kernel threads with [], so there is a way. But I haven't
> > looked at what it is exactly that tells kernel threads apart from others.
> >
> > But aside from that sounds like "match right kernel thread with regex and
> > set its scheduler class" is how this is currently done, if I'm
> > understanding what Tejun and Peter said correctly.
> >
> > Not pretty, but also *shrug* ...
>
> Isn't there a real danger that a sneaky application names its threads to match
> this regex and get a free promotion to RT without having the capability to do
> so?

A sneaky application can't fake being a kernel thread, at least that's
what I thought. You need to check for that _and_ that the name matches.
-Daniel
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Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
http://blog.ffwll.ch

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