[PATCH v2] Add security.* XATTR support for the UBIFS
subodh.nijsure at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 10:12:48 EDT 2012
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 6:10 AM, Stephen Smalley <sds at tycho.nsa.gov> wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-04-11 at 06:00 -0700, Subodh Nijsure wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 5:46 AM, Stephen Smalley <sds at tycho.nsa.gov> wrote:
>> > On Mon, 2012-04-09 at 16:51 -0700, subodh.nijsure at gmail.com wrote:
>> >> From: Subodh Nijsure <snijsure at grid-net.com>
>> >> Also fix couple of bugs in UBIFS extended attribute length calculation.
>> >> Changes Since V1:
>> >> Instead of just handling security.selinux extended attribute handle
>> >> all security.* attributes.
>> >> TESTING: Tested on MX28 based platforms using Micron MT29F2G08ABAEAH4 NAND
>> >> With these change we are able to label UBIFS filesystem with
>> >> security.selinux and run system with selinux enabled.
>> >> This change also allows one to set other security.* extended
>> >> attributesr, such as security.smack security.evm, security.ima
>> >> Ran integck test on UBI filesystem.
>> >> Signed-off-by: Subodh Nijsure <snijsure at grid-net.com>
>> >> ---
>> >> fs/ubifs/dir.c | 4 ++
>> >> fs/ubifs/file.c | 6 ++
>> >> fs/ubifs/journal.c | 12 +++-
>> >> fs/ubifs/super.c | 3 +
>> >> fs/ubifs/ubifs.h | 9 +++
>> >> fs/ubifs/xattr.c | 147 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----
>> >> 6 files changed, 167 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
>> >> diff --git a/fs/ubifs/dir.c b/fs/ubifs/dir.c
>> >> index ec9f187..f4e06c4 100644
>> >> --- a/fs/ubifs/dir.c
>> >> +++ b/fs/ubifs/dir.c
>> >> @@ -293,6 +293,7 @@ static int ubifs_create(struct inode *dir, struct dentry *dentry, umode_t mode,
>> >> ubifs_release_budget(c, &req);
>> >> insert_inode_hash(inode);
>> >> d_instantiate(dentry, inode);
>> >> + ubifs_init_security(dir, inode, &dentry->d_name);
>> >> return 0;
>> >> out_cancel:
>> > The ubifs_init_security() should occur before d_instantiate() so that
>> > the inode is not accessible to other threads before its security
>> > attributes have been set. And if it fails, you would ideally drop the
>> > inode altogether and return an error to the creating process.
>> I will look into moving ubifs_init_security() before d_instantiate().
>> Last time I had tried I had run into some issues and had to keep
>> creating inode and then creating xattr as two seperate items. I will
>> look through the UBIFS code that actually creates xattr ubi nodes.
>> Also I will wait for couple of days to send v3 patch with to see if
>> mtd folks have other comments this patch.
> I'd favor moving the call to ubifs_init_security() inside of
> ubifs_new_inode() so that it gets done as part of all inode creation.
> To do that, you'll need to pass the &dentry->d_name (const struct qstr
> *) down to ubifs_new_inode(). But you can see that it is done that way
> for ext4_new_inode(), for example.
Okay, I will look at that code little bit mode.
UBIFS create_xattr() (fs/ubifs/xattr.c) calls ubifs_new_inode() so it
can get tricky if I want to create xattr in ubifs_new_inode().
Also noticed that UBIFS doesn't d_instantiate() inode entry created to
hold extended attribute, not certain if that would be an issue.
I will look how other fs manage xattrs, I certainly don't want to
modify how UBIFS manages extended attributes.
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