[12/13] sysctl: add helper to register empty subdir
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Message ID 20200529074108.16928-13-mcgrof@kernel.org
State New
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  • sysctl: spring cleaning
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Luis Chamberlain May 29, 2020, 7:41 a.m. UTC
The way to create a subdirectory from the base set of directories
is a bit obscure, so provide a helper which makes this clear, and
also helps remove boiler plate code required to do this work.

Signed-off-by: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>
---
 include/linux/sysctl.h |  7 +++++++
 kernel/sysctl.c        | 16 +++++++++++++---
 2 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Comments

Kees Cook May 29, 2020, 8:15 a.m. UTC | #1
On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 07:41:07AM +0000, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
> The way to create a subdirectory from the base set of directories
> is a bit obscure, so provide a helper which makes this clear, and
> also helps remove boiler plate code required to do this work.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Eric W. Biederman May 29, 2020, 1:03 p.m. UTC | #2
Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org> writes:

> The way to create a subdirectory from the base set of directories
> is a bit obscure, so provide a helper which makes this clear, and
> also helps remove boiler plate code required to do this work.

I agreee calling:
register_sysctl("fs/binfmt_misc", sysctl_mount_point)
is a bit obscure but if you are going to make a wrapper
please make it the trivial one liner above.

Say something that looks like:
	struct sysctl_header *register_sysctl_mount_point(const char *path)
        {
        	return register_sysctl(path, sysctl_mount_point);
        }

And yes please talk about a mount point and not an empty dir, as these
are permanently empty directories to serve as mount points.  There are
some subtle but important permission checks this allows in the case of
unprivileged mounts.

Further code like this belong in proc_sysctl.c next to all of the code
it is related to so that it is easier to see how to refactor the code if
necessary.

Eric

>
> Signed-off-by: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>
> ---
>  include/linux/sysctl.h |  7 +++++++
>  kernel/sysctl.c        | 16 +++++++++++++---
>  2 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/sysctl.h b/include/linux/sysctl.h
> index 33a471b56345..89c92390e6de 100644
> --- a/include/linux/sysctl.h
> +++ b/include/linux/sysctl.h
> @@ -208,6 +208,8 @@ extern void register_sysctl_init(const char *path, struct ctl_table *table,
>  extern struct ctl_table_header *register_sysctl_subdir(const char *base,
>  						       const char *subdir,
>  						       struct ctl_table *table);
> +extern void register_sysctl_empty_subdir(const char *base, const char *subdir);
> +
>  void do_sysctl_args(void);
>  
>  extern int pwrsw_enabled;
> @@ -231,6 +233,11 @@ inline struct ctl_table_header *register_sysctl_subdir(const char *base,
>  	return NULL;
>  }
>  
> +static inline void register_sysctl_empty_subdir(const char *base,
> +						const char *subdir)
> +{
> +}
> +
>  static inline struct ctl_table_header *register_sysctl_paths(
>  			const struct ctl_path *path, struct ctl_table *table)
>  {
> diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
> index f9a35325d5d5..460532cd5ac8 100644
> --- a/kernel/sysctl.c
> +++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
> @@ -3188,13 +3188,17 @@ struct ctl_table_header *register_sysctl_subdir(const char *base,
>  		{ }
>  	};
>  
> -	if (!table->procname)
> +	if (table != sysctl_mount_point && !table->procname)
>  		goto out;
>  
>  	hdr = register_sysctl_table(base_table);
>  	if (unlikely(!hdr)) {
> -		pr_err("failed when creating subdirectory sysctl %s/%s/%s\n",
> -		       base, subdir, table->procname);
> +		if (table != sysctl_mount_point)
> +			pr_err("failed when creating subdirectory sysctl %s/%s/%s\n",
> +			       base, subdir, table->procname);
> +		else
> +			pr_err("failed when creating empty subddirectory %s/%s\n",
> +			       base, subdir);
>  		goto out;
>  	}
>  	kmemleak_not_leak(hdr);
> @@ -3202,6 +3206,12 @@ struct ctl_table_header *register_sysctl_subdir(const char *base,
>  	return hdr;
>  }
>  EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(register_sysctl_subdir);
> +
> +void register_sysctl_empty_subdir(const char *base,
> +				  const char *subdir)
> +{
> +	register_sysctl_subdir(base, subdir, sysctl_mount_point);
> +}
>  #endif /* CONFIG_SYSCTL */
>  /*
>   * No sense putting this after each symbol definition, twice,

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diff --git a/include/linux/sysctl.h b/include/linux/sysctl.h
index 33a471b56345..89c92390e6de 100644
--- a/include/linux/sysctl.h
+++ b/include/linux/sysctl.h
@@ -208,6 +208,8 @@  extern void register_sysctl_init(const char *path, struct ctl_table *table,
 extern struct ctl_table_header *register_sysctl_subdir(const char *base,
 						       const char *subdir,
 						       struct ctl_table *table);
+extern void register_sysctl_empty_subdir(const char *base, const char *subdir);
+
 void do_sysctl_args(void);
 
 extern int pwrsw_enabled;
@@ -231,6 +233,11 @@  inline struct ctl_table_header *register_sysctl_subdir(const char *base,
 	return NULL;
 }
 
+static inline void register_sysctl_empty_subdir(const char *base,
+						const char *subdir)
+{
+}
+
 static inline struct ctl_table_header *register_sysctl_paths(
 			const struct ctl_path *path, struct ctl_table *table)
 {
diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
index f9a35325d5d5..460532cd5ac8 100644
--- a/kernel/sysctl.c
+++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
@@ -3188,13 +3188,17 @@  struct ctl_table_header *register_sysctl_subdir(const char *base,
 		{ }
 	};
 
-	if (!table->procname)
+	if (table != sysctl_mount_point && !table->procname)
 		goto out;
 
 	hdr = register_sysctl_table(base_table);
 	if (unlikely(!hdr)) {
-		pr_err("failed when creating subdirectory sysctl %s/%s/%s\n",
-		       base, subdir, table->procname);
+		if (table != sysctl_mount_point)
+			pr_err("failed when creating subdirectory sysctl %s/%s/%s\n",
+			       base, subdir, table->procname);
+		else
+			pr_err("failed when creating empty subddirectory %s/%s\n",
+			       base, subdir);
 		goto out;
 	}
 	kmemleak_not_leak(hdr);
@@ -3202,6 +3206,12 @@  struct ctl_table_header *register_sysctl_subdir(const char *base,
 	return hdr;
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(register_sysctl_subdir);
+
+void register_sysctl_empty_subdir(const char *base,
+				  const char *subdir)
+{
+	register_sysctl_subdir(base, subdir, sysctl_mount_point);
+}
 #endif /* CONFIG_SYSCTL */
 /*
  * No sense putting this after each symbol definition, twice,