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authorCyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org>2012-05-31 16:26:46 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-05-31 17:49:32 -0700
commitb32dfe377102ce668775f8b6b1461f7ad428f8b6 (patch)
treef89be6bd34eb757c471f3ca506e0ce92224f9bc5 /usr
parentfe8c7f5cbf91124987106faa3bdf0c8b955c4cf7 (diff)
c/r: prctl: add ability to set new mm_struct::exe_file
When we do restore we would like to have a way to setup a former mm_struct::exe_file so that /proc/pid/exe would point to the original executable file a process had at checkpoint time. For this the PR_SET_MM_EXE_FILE code is introduced. This option takes a file descriptor which will be set as a source for new /proc/$pid/exe symlink. Note it allows to change /proc/$pid/exe if there are no VM_EXECUTABLE vmas present for current process, simply because this feature is a special to C/R and mm::num_exe_file_vmas become meaningless after that. To minimize the amount of transition the /proc/pid/exe symlink might have, this feature is implemented in one-shot manner. Thus once changed the symlink can't be changed again. This should help sysadmins to monitor the symlinks over all process running in a system. In particular one could make a snapshot of processes and ring alarm if there unexpected changes of /proc/pid/exe's in a system. Note -- this feature is available iif CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE is set and the caller must have CAP_SYS_RESOURCE capability granted, otherwise the request to change symlink will be rejected. Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org> Reviewed-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Pavel Emelyanov <xemul@parallels.com> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> Cc: Matt Helsley <matthltc@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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