lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:   Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:53:39 +0100
From:   Stefano Garzarella <sgarzare@...hat.com>
To:     "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>
Cc:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Jorgen Hansen <jhansen@...are.com>,
        Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>, kvm <kvm@...r.kernel.org>,
        Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@...hat.com>,
        virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org,
        linux-hyperv@...r.kernel.org, Dexuan Cui <decui@...rosoft.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/3] vsock: add network namespace support

On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 5:04 PM Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@...hat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 02:58:01PM +0100, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 1:03 PM Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@...hat.com> wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 11:17:35AM +0100, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 10:06:10AM +0100, David Miller wrote:
> > > > > From: Stefano Garzarella <sgarzare@...hat.com>
> > > > > Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:24:26 +0100
> > > > >
> > > > > > This patch adds 'netns' module param to enable this new feature
> > > > > > (disabled by default), because it changes vsock's behavior with
> > > > > > network namespaces and could break existing applications.
> > > > >
> > > > > Sorry, no.
> > > > >
> > > > > I wonder if you can even design a legitimate, reasonable, use case
> > > > > where these netns changes could break things.
> > > >
> > > > I forgot to mention the use case.
> > > > I tried the RFC with Kata containers and we found that Kata shim-v1
> > > > doesn't work (Kata shim-v2 works as is) because there are the following
> > > > processes involved:
> > > > - kata-runtime (runs in the init_netns) opens /dev/vhost-vsock and
> > > >   passes it to qemu
> > > > - kata-shim (runs in a container) wants to talk with the guest but the
> > > >   vsock device is assigned to the init_netns and kata-shim runs in a
> > > >   different netns, so the communication is not allowed
> > > > But, as you said, this could be a wrong design, indeed they already
> > > > found a fix, but I was not sure if others could have the same issue.
> > > >
> > > > In this case, do you think it is acceptable to make this change in
> > > > the vsock's behavior with netns and ask the user to change the design?
> > >
> > > David's question is what would be a usecase that's broken
> > > (as opposed to fixed) by enabling this by default.
> >
> > Yes, I got that. Thanks for clarifying.
> > I just reported a broken example that can be fixed with a different
> > design (due to the fact that before this series, vsock devices were
> > accessible to all netns).
> >
> > >
> > > If it does exist, you need a way for userspace to opt-in,
> > > module parameter isn't that.
> >
> > Okay, but I honestly can't find a case that can't be solved.
> > So I don't know whether to add an option (ioctl, sysfs ?) or wait for
> > a real case to come up.
> >
> > I'll try to see better if there's any particular case where we need
> > to disable netns in vsock.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Stefano
>
> Me neither. so what did you have in mind when you wrote:
> "could break existing applications"?

I had in mind:
1. the Kata case. It is fixable (the fix is not merged on kata), but
   older versions will not work with newer Linux.

2. a single process running on init_netns that wants to communicate with
   VMs handled by VMMs running in different netns, but this case can be
   solved opening the /dev/vhost-vsock in the same netns of the process
   that wants to communicate with the VMs (init_netns in this case), and
   passig it to the VMM.

These cases can work with vsock+netns, but they require changes because
I'm modifying the vsock behavior with netns.

Powered by blists - more mailing lists