[PATCH v5 07/10] powerpc/perf: open access for CAP_PERFMON privileged process

Alexey Budankov alexey.budankov at linux.intel.com
Mon Jan 20 03:30:51 PST 2020


Open access to monitoring for CAP_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_PERFMON
capability. Providing the access under CAP_PERFMON capability singly,
without the rest of CAP_SYS_ADMIN credentials, excludes chances to
misuse the credentials and makes the operations more secure.

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

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 */
-- 
2.20.1



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