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authorWaiman Long <longman@redhat.com>2018-10-30 15:07:20 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2018-10-31 08:54:14 -0700
commit6730e6580177d13f4612767873cb5a533ad63c61 (patch)
treee0463b26de201305af0f548a09dc07c273e8c024 /ipc
parentb49dec1cf8ff1e0b204dd2c30b95a92d75591146 (diff)
ipc: IPCMNI limit check for msgmni and shmmni
Patch series "ipc: IPCMNI limit check for *mni & increase that limit", v9. The sysctl parameters msgmni, shmmni and semmni have an inherent limit of IPC_MNI (32k). However, users may not be aware of that because they can write a value much higher than that without getting any error or notification. Reading the parameters back will show the newly written values which are not real. The real IPCMNI limit is now enforced to make sure that users won't put in an unrealistic value. The first 2 patches enforce the limits. There are also users out there requesting increase in the IPCMNI value. The last 2 patches attempt to do that by using a boot kernel parameter "ipcmni_extend" to increase the IPCMNI limit from 32k to 8M if the users really want the extended value. This patch (of 4): A user can write arbitrary integer values to msgmni and shmmni sysctl parameters without getting error, but the actual limit is really IPCMNI (32k). This can mislead users as they think they can get a value that is not real. The right limits are now set for msgmni and shmmni so that the users will become aware if they set a value outside of the acceptable range. Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1536352137-12003-2-git-send-email-longman@redhat.com Signed-off-by: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com> Acked-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@kernel.org> Reviewed-by: Davidlohr Bueso <dave@stgolabs.net> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net> Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> Cc: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'ipc')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/ipc/ipc_sysctl.c b/ipc/ipc_sysctl.c
index 8ad93c29f511..f87cb29436ef 100644
--- a/ipc/ipc_sysctl.c
+++ b/ipc/ipc_sysctl.c
@@ -99,6 +99,7 @@ static int proc_ipc_auto_msgmni(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
static int zero;
static int one = 1;
static int int_max = INT_MAX;
+static int ipc_mni = IPCMNI;
static struct ctl_table ipc_kern_table[] = {
@@ -120,7 +121,9 @@ static struct ctl_table ipc_kern_table[] = {
.data = &init_ipc_ns.shm_ctlmni,
.maxlen = sizeof(init_ipc_ns.shm_ctlmni),
.mode = 0644,
- .proc_handler = proc_ipc_dointvec,
+ .proc_handler = proc_ipc_dointvec_minmax,
+ .extra1 = &zero,
+ .extra2 = &ipc_mni,
.procname = "shm_rmid_forced",
@@ -147,7 +150,7 @@ static struct ctl_table ipc_kern_table[] = {
.mode = 0644,
.proc_handler = proc_ipc_dointvec_minmax,
.extra1 = &zero,
- .extra2 = &int_max,
+ .extra2 = &ipc_mni,
.procname = "auto_msgmni",

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