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Date:   Sun, 10 May 2020 12:38:20 -0700
From:   Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
To:     Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.sakura.ne.jp>
Cc:     "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>, Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Greg Ungerer <gerg@...ux-m68k.org>,
        Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net>,
        Bernd Edlinger <bernd.edlinger@...mail.de>,
        linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@...il.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Casey Schaufler <casey@...aufler-ca.com>,
        LSM List <linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org>,
        James Morris <jmorris@...ei.org>,
        "Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@...lyn.com>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/5] exec: Remove recursion from search_binary_handler

On Sat, May 9, 2020 at 9:30 PM Tetsuo Handa
<penguin-kernel@...ove.sakura.ne.jp> wrote:
>
> Wouldn't this change cause
>
>         if (fd_binary > 0)
>                 ksys_close(fd_binary);
>         bprm->interp_flags = 0;
>         bprm->interp_data = 0;
>
> not to be called when "Search for the interpreter" failed?

Good catch. We seem to have some subtle magic wrt the fd_binary file
descriptor, which depends on the recursive behavior.

I'm not seeing how to fix it cleanly with the "turn it into a loop".
Basically, that binfmt_misc use-case isn't really a tail-call.

Eric, ideas?

                 Linus

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