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authorNeil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>2007-10-16 23:26:34 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org>2007-10-17 08:42:50 -0700
commit7dc0b22e3c54f1f4730354fef84a20f5944f6c5e (patch)
tree8b281ed3315699eb0b21f00b5933b6222add5b5a /fs/binfmt_flat.c
parent8e2b705649e294f43a8cd1ea79e4c594c0bd1d9d (diff)
core_pattern: ignore RLIMIT_CORE if core_pattern is a pipe
For some time /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern has been able to set its output destination as a pipe, allowing a user space helper to receive and intellegently process a core. This infrastructure however has some shortcommings which can be enhanced. Specifically: 1) The coredump code in the kernel should ignore RLIMIT_CORE limitation when core_pattern is a pipe, since file system resources are not being consumed in this case, unless the user application wishes to save the core, at which point the app is restricted by usual file system limits and restrictions. 2) The core_pattern code should be able to parse and pass options to the user space helper as an argv array. The real core limit of the uid of the crashing proces should also be passable to the user space helper (since it is overridden to zero when called). 3) Some miscellaneous bugs need to be cleaned up (specifically the recognition of a recursive core dump, should the user mode helper itself crash. Also, the core dump code in the kernel should not wait for the user mode helper to exit, since the same context is responsible for writing to the pipe, and a read of the pipe by the user mode helper will result in a deadlock. This patch: Remove the check of RLIMIT_CORE if core_pattern is a pipe. In the event that core_pattern is a pipe, the entire core will be fed to the user mode helper. Signed-off-by: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com> Cc: <martin.pitt@ubuntu.com> Cc: <wwoods@redhat.com> Cc: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/binfmt_flat.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/binfmt_flat.c4
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/fs/binfmt_flat.c b/fs/binfmt_flat.c
index fcb3405bb14..265fac86806 100644
--- a/fs/binfmt_flat.c
+++ b/fs/binfmt_flat.c
@@ -75,7 +75,7 @@ static int load_flat_shared_library(int id, struct lib_info *p);
#endif
static int load_flat_binary(struct linux_binprm *, struct pt_regs * regs);
-static int flat_core_dump(long signr, struct pt_regs * regs, struct file *file);
+static int flat_core_dump(long signr, struct pt_regs *regs, struct file *file, unsigned long limit);
static struct linux_binfmt flat_format = {
.module = THIS_MODULE,
@@ -90,7 +90,7 @@ static struct linux_binfmt flat_format = {
* Currently only a stub-function.
*/
-static int flat_core_dump(long signr, struct pt_regs * regs, struct file *file)
+static int flat_core_dump(long signr, struct pt_regs *regs, struct file *file, unsigned long limit)
{
printk("Process %s:%d received signr %d and should have core dumped\n",
current->comm, current->pid, (int) signr);