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    • Serge E. Hallyn's avatar
      cgroups: implement device whitelist · 08ce5f16
      Serge E. Hallyn authored
      Implement a cgroup to track and enforce open and mknod restrictions on device
      files.  A device cgroup associates a device access whitelist with each cgroup.
       A whitelist entry has 4 fields.  'type' is a (all), c (char), or b (block).
      'all' means it applies to all types and all major and minor numbers.  Major
      and minor are either an integer or * for all.  Access is a composition of r
      (read), w (write), and m (mknod).
      The root device cgroup starts with rwm to 'all'.  A child devcg gets a copy of
      the parent.  Admins can then remove devices from the whitelist or add new
      entries.  A child cgroup can never receive a device access which is denied its
      parent.  However when a device access is removed from a parent it will not
      also be removed from the child(ren).
      An entry is added using devices.allow, and removed using
      devices.deny.  For instance
      	echo 'c 1:3 mr' > /cgroups/1/devices.allow
      allows cgroup 1 to read and mknod the device usually known as
      /dev/null.  Doing
      	echo a > /cgroups/1/devices.deny
      will remove the default 'a *:* mrw' entry.
      CAP_SYS_ADMIN is needed to change permissions or move another task to a new
      cgroup.  A cgroup may not be granted more permissions than the cgroup's parent
      has.  Any task can move itself between cgroups.  This won't be sufficient, but
      we can decide the best way to adequately restrict movement later.
      [ coding-style fixes]
      [ fix may-be-used-uninitialized warning]
      Signed-off-by: default avatarSerge E. Hallyn <>
      Acked-by: default avatarJames Morris <>
      Looks-good-to: Pavel Emelyanov <>
      Cc: Daniel Hokka Zakrisson <>
      Cc: Li Zefan <>
      Cc: Paul Menage <>
      Cc: Balbir Singh <>
      Cc: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>