signals: protect cinit from blocked fatal signals
Sukadev Bhattiprolu [Thu, 2 Apr 2009 23:58:08 +0000 (16:58 -0700)]
Normally SIG_DFL signals to global and container-init are dropped early.
But if a signal is blocked when it is posted, we cannot drop the signal
since the receiver may install a handler before unblocking the signal.
Once this signal is queued however, the receiver container-init has no way
of knowing if the signal was sent from an ancestor or descendant
namespace.  This patch ensures that contianer-init drops all SIG_DFL
signals in get_signal_to_deliver() except SIGKILL/SIGSTOP.

If SIGSTOP/SIGKILL originate from a descendant of container-init they are
never queued (i.e dropped in sig_ignored() in an earler patch).

If SIGSTOP/SIGKILL originate from parent namespace, the signal is queued
and container-init processes the signal.

IOW, if get_signal_to_deliver() sees a sig_kernel_only() signal for global
or container-init, the signal must have been generated internally or must
have come from an ancestor ns and we process the signal.

Further, the signal_group_exit() check was needed to cover the case of a
multi-threaded init sending SIGKILL to other threads when doing an exit()
or exec().  But since the new sig_kernel_only() check covers the SIGKILL,
the signal_group_exit() check is no longer needed and can be removed.

Finally, now that we have all pieces in place, set SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE for
container-inits.

Signed-off-by: Sukadev Bhattiprolu <sukadev@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>
Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com>
Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
Cc: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@free.fr>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

kernel/fork.c
kernel/signal.c

index d7eb727..adbea16 100644 (file)
@@ -841,6 +841,8 @@ static int copy_signal(unsigned long clone_flags, struct task_struct *tsk)
        atomic_set(&sig->live, 1);
        init_waitqueue_head(&sig->wait_chldexit);
        sig->flags = 0;
+       if (clone_flags & CLONE_NEWPID)
+               sig->flags |= SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE;
        sig->group_exit_code = 0;
        sig->group_exit_task = NULL;
        sig->group_stop_count = 0;
index fb19aae..ba3da25 100644 (file)
@@ -1870,9 +1870,16 @@ relock:
 
                /*
                 * Global init gets no signals it doesn't want.
+                * Container-init gets no signals it doesn't want from same
+                * container.
+                *
+                * Note that if global/container-init sees a sig_kernel_only()
+                * signal here, the signal must have been generated internally
+                * or must have come from an ancestor namespace. In either
+                * case, the signal cannot be dropped.
                 */
                if (unlikely(signal->flags & SIGNAL_UNKILLABLE) &&
-                   !signal_group_exit(signal))
+                               !sig_kernel_only(signr))
                        continue;
 
                if (sig_kernel_stop(signr)) {