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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2019-05-07 12:30:24 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2019-05-07 12:30:24 -0700
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Merge tag 'pidfd-v5.2-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/brauner/linux
Pull pidfd updates from Christian Brauner: "This patchset makes it possible to retrieve pidfds at process creation time by introducing the new flag CLONE_PIDFD to the clone() system call. Linus originally suggested to implement this as a new flag to clone() instead of making it a separate system call. After a thorough review from Oleg CLONE_PIDFD returns pidfds in the parent_tidptr argument. This means we can give back the associated pid and the pidfd at the same time. Access to process metadata information thus becomes rather trivial. As has been agreed, CLONE_PIDFD creates file descriptors based on anonymous inodes similar to the new mount api. They are made unconditional by this patchset as they are now needed by core kernel code (vfs, pidfd) even more than they already were before (timerfd, signalfd, io_uring, epoll etc.). The core patchset is rather small. The bulky looking changelist is caused by David's very simple changes to Kconfig to make anon inodes unconditional. A pidfd comes with additional information in fdinfo if the kernel supports procfs. The fdinfo file contains the pid of the process in the callers pid namespace in the same format as the procfs status file, i.e. "Pid:\t%d". To remove worries about missing metadata access this patchset comes with a sample/test program that illustrates how a combination of CLONE_PIDFD and pidfd_send_signal() can be used to gain race-free access to process metadata through /proc/<pid>. Further work based on this patchset has been done by Joel. His work makes pidfds pollable. It finished too late for this merge window. I would prefer to have it sitting in linux-next for a while and send it for inclusion during the 5.3 merge window" * tag 'pidfd-v5.2-rc1' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/brauner/linux: samples: show race-free pidfd metadata access signal: support CLONE_PIDFD with pidfd_send_signal clone: add CLONE_PIDFD Make anon_inodes unconditional
Diffstat (limited to 'init')
-rw-r--r--init/Kconfig10
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 4592bf7997c0..be8f97e37a76 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -1171,9 +1171,6 @@ config LD_DEAD_CODE_DATA_ELIMINATION
config SYSCTL
bool
-config ANON_INODES
- bool
-
config HAVE_UID16
bool
@@ -1378,14 +1375,12 @@ config HAVE_FUTEX_CMPXCHG
config EPOLL
bool "Enable eventpoll support" if EXPERT
default y
- select ANON_INODES
help
Disabling this option will cause the kernel to be built without
support for epoll family of system calls.
config SIGNALFD
bool "Enable signalfd() system call" if EXPERT
- select ANON_INODES
default y
help
Enable the signalfd() system call that allows to receive signals
@@ -1395,7 +1390,6 @@ config SIGNALFD
config TIMERFD
bool "Enable timerfd() system call" if EXPERT
- select ANON_INODES
default y
help
Enable the timerfd() system call that allows to receive timer
@@ -1405,7 +1399,6 @@ config TIMERFD
config EVENTFD
bool "Enable eventfd() system call" if EXPERT
- select ANON_INODES
default y
help
Enable the eventfd() system call that allows to receive both
@@ -1516,7 +1509,6 @@ config KALLSYMS_BASE_RELATIVE
# syscall, maps, verifier
config BPF_SYSCALL
bool "Enable bpf() system call"
- select ANON_INODES
select BPF
select IRQ_WORK
default n
@@ -1533,7 +1525,6 @@ config BPF_JIT_ALWAYS_ON
config USERFAULTFD
bool "Enable userfaultfd() system call"
- select ANON_INODES
depends on MMU
help
Enable the userfaultfd() system call that allows to intercept and
@@ -1600,7 +1591,6 @@ config PERF_EVENTS
bool "Kernel performance events and counters"
default y if PROFILING
depends on HAVE_PERF_EVENTS
- select ANON_INODES
select IRQ_WORK
select SRCU
help