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SubjectRe: [PATCH bpf-next v2 01/28] bpf: add new is_sys_admin_prog_type() helper
On Sat, Mar 5, 2022 at 8:58 AM Sean Young <sean@mess.org> wrote:
>
> On Sat, Mar 05, 2022 at 11:07:04AM +0100, Benjamin Tissoires wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 5, 2022 at 12:12 AM Song Liu <song@kernel.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Fri, Mar 4, 2022 at 9:30 AM Benjamin Tissoires
> > > <benjamin.tissoires@redhat.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > LIRC_MODE2 does not really need net_admin capability, but only sys_admin.
> > > >
> > > > Extract a new helper for it, it will be also used for the HID bpf
> > > > implementation.
> > > >
> > > > Cc: Sean Young <sean@mess.org>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Benjamin Tissoires <benjamin.tissoires@redhat.com>
> > > >
> > > > ---
> > > >
> > > > new in v2
> > > > ---
> > > > kernel/bpf/syscall.c | 14 +++++++++++++-
> > > > 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/kernel/bpf/syscall.c b/kernel/bpf/syscall.c
> > > > index db402ebc5570..cc570891322b 100644
> > > > --- a/kernel/bpf/syscall.c
> > > > +++ b/kernel/bpf/syscall.c
> > > > @@ -2165,7 +2165,6 @@ static bool is_net_admin_prog_type(enum bpf_prog_type prog_type)
> > > > case BPF_PROG_TYPE_LWT_SEG6LOCAL:
> > > > case BPF_PROG_TYPE_SK_SKB:
> > > > case BPF_PROG_TYPE_SK_MSG:
> > > > - case BPF_PROG_TYPE_LIRC_MODE2:
> > > > case BPF_PROG_TYPE_FLOW_DISSECTOR:
> > > > case BPF_PROG_TYPE_CGROUP_DEVICE:
> > > > case BPF_PROG_TYPE_CGROUP_SOCK:
> > > > @@ -2202,6 +2201,17 @@ static bool is_perfmon_prog_type(enum bpf_prog_type prog_type)
> > > > }
> > > > }
> > > >
> > > > +static bool is_sys_admin_prog_type(enum bpf_prog_type prog_type)
> > > > +{
> > > > + switch (prog_type) {
> > > > + case BPF_PROG_TYPE_LIRC_MODE2:
> > > > + case BPF_PROG_TYPE_EXT: /* extends any prog */
> > > > + return true;
> > > > + default:
> > > > + return false;
> > > > + }
> > > > +}
> > >
> > > I am not sure whether we should do this. This is a behavior change, that may
> > > break some user space. Also, BPF_PROG_TYPE_EXT is checked in
> > > is_perfmon_prog_type(), and this change will make that case useless.
> >
> > Sure, I can drop it from v3 and make this function appear for HID only.
>
> For BPF_PROG_TYPE_LIRC_MODE2, I don't think this change will break userspace.
> This is called from ir-keytable(1) which is called from udev. It should have
> all the necessary permissions.
>
> In addition, the vast majority IR decoders are non-bpf. bpf ir decoders have
> very few users at the moment.
>
> I am working on completely new userspace tooling which will make extensive
> use of bpf ir decoding with full lircd and IRP compatibility, but this is not
> finished yet (see https://github.com/seanyoung/cir).

Thanks for these information. I guess change for BPF_PROG_TYPE_LIRC_MODE2
is ok then. Would you mind ack or review this change (either current version or
a later version)?

Thanks,
Song

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