[v2,0/2] vfs: make active swap files unwritable
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Darrick J. Wong June 28, 2019, 6:35 p.m. UTC
Hi all,

I discovered that it's possible for userspace to write to active swap
files and swap devices.  While activated, the kernel effectively holds
an irrevocable (except by swapoff) longterm lease on the storage
associated with the swap device, so we need to shut down this vector for
memory corruption of userspace programs.

If you're going to start using this mess, you probably ought to just
pull from my git trees, which are linked below.

This has been lightly tested with fstests.  Enjoy!
Comments and questions are, as always, welcome.

--D

kernel git tree:
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/djwong/xfs-linux.git/log/?h=immutable-swapfiles

fstests git tree:
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/djwong/xfstests-dev.git/log/?h=immutable-swapfiles