[v4,6/9] powerpc/perf: open access for CAP_SYS_PERFMON privileged process
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Message ID b6b4cfb7-82c5-85f6-0588-43046ace8419@linux.intel.com
State Superseded
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  • Introduce CAP_SYS_PERFMON to secure system performance monitoring and observability
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Alexey Budankov Dec. 18, 2019, 9:28 a.m. UTC
Open access to monitoring for CAP_SYS_PERFMON privileged processes.
For backward compatibility reasons access to the monitoring remains open
for CAP_SYS_ADMIN privileged processes but CAP_SYS_ADMIN usage for secure
monitoring is discouraged with respect to CAP_SYS_PERFMON capability.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Budankov <alexey.budankov@linux.intel.com>
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 arch/powerpc/perf/imc-pmu.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/arch/powerpc/perf/imc-pmu.c b/arch/powerpc/perf/imc-pmu.c
index cb50a9e1fd2d..e837717492e4 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/perf/imc-pmu.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/perf/imc-pmu.c
@@ -898,7 +898,7 @@  static int thread_imc_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
 	if (event->attr.type != event->pmu->type)
 		return -ENOENT;
 
-	if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
+	if (!perfmon_capable())
 		return -EACCES;
 
 	/* Sampling not supported */
@@ -1307,7 +1307,7 @@  static int trace_imc_event_init(struct perf_event *event)
 	if (event->attr.type != event->pmu->type)
 		return -ENOENT;
 
-	if (!capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN))
+	if (!perfmon_capable())
 		return -EACCES;
 
 	/* Return if this is a couting event */