2019-07-09 11:12:37

by Ondrej Mosnacek

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Subject: [PATCH] crypto: user - make NETLINK_CRYPTO work inside netns

Currently, NETLINK_CRYPTO works only in the init network namespace. It
doesn't make much sense to cut it out of the other network namespaces,
so do the minor plumbing work necessary to make it work in any network
namespace. Code inspired by net/core/sock_diag.c.

Tested using kcapi-dgst from libkcapi [1]:
Before:
# unshare -n kcapi-dgst -c sha256 </dev/null | wc -c
libkcapi - Error: Netlink error: sendmsg failed
libkcapi - Error: Netlink error: sendmsg failed
libkcapi - Error: NETLINK_CRYPTO: cannot obtain cipher information for hmac(sha512) (is required crypto_user.c patch missing? see documentation)
0

After:
# unshare -n kcapi-dgst -c sha256 </dev/null | wc -c
32

[1] https://github.com/smuellerDD/libkcapi

Signed-off-by: Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]>
---
crypto/crypto_user_base.c | 37 +++++++++++++++++++---------
crypto/crypto_user_stat.c | 4 ++-
include/crypto/internal/cryptouser.h | 2 --
include/net/net_namespace.h | 3 +++
4 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

diff --git a/crypto/crypto_user_base.c b/crypto/crypto_user_base.c
index e48da3b75c71..c92d415eaf82 100644
--- a/crypto/crypto_user_base.c
+++ b/crypto/crypto_user_base.c
@@ -22,9 +22,10 @@
#include <linux/crypto.h>
#include <linux/cryptouser.h>
#include <linux/sched.h>
-#include <net/netlink.h>
#include <linux/security.h>
+#include <net/netlink.h>
#include <net/net_namespace.h>
+#include <net/sock.h>
#include <crypto/internal/skcipher.h>
#include <crypto/internal/rng.h>
#include <crypto/akcipher.h>
@@ -37,9 +38,6 @@

static DEFINE_MUTEX(crypto_cfg_mutex);

-/* The crypto netlink socket */
-struct sock *crypto_nlsk;
-
struct crypto_dump_info {
struct sk_buff *in_skb;
struct sk_buff *out_skb;
@@ -195,6 +193,7 @@ out:
static int crypto_report(struct sk_buff *in_skb, struct nlmsghdr *in_nlh,
struct nlattr **attrs)
{
+ struct net *net = sock_net(in_skb->sk);
struct crypto_user_alg *p = nlmsg_data(in_nlh);
struct crypto_alg *alg;
struct sk_buff *skb;
@@ -226,7 +225,7 @@ drop_alg:
if (err)
return err;

- return nlmsg_unicast(crypto_nlsk, skb, NETLINK_CB(in_skb).portid);
+ return nlmsg_unicast(net->crypto_nlsk, skb, NETLINK_CB(in_skb).portid);
}

static int crypto_dump_report(struct sk_buff *skb, struct netlink_callback *cb)
@@ -429,6 +428,7 @@ static const struct crypto_link {
static int crypto_user_rcv_msg(struct sk_buff *skb, struct nlmsghdr *nlh,
struct netlink_ext_ack *extack)
{
+ struct net *net = sock_net(skb->sk);
struct nlattr *attrs[CRYPTOCFGA_MAX+1];
const struct crypto_link *link;
int type, err;
@@ -459,7 +459,7 @@ static int crypto_user_rcv_msg(struct sk_buff *skb, struct nlmsghdr *nlh,
.done = link->done,
.min_dump_alloc = min(dump_alloc, 65535UL),
};
- err = netlink_dump_start(crypto_nlsk, skb, nlh, &c);
+ err = netlink_dump_start(net->crypto_nlsk, skb, nlh, &c);
}

return err;
@@ -483,22 +483,35 @@ static void crypto_netlink_rcv(struct sk_buff *skb)
mutex_unlock(&crypto_cfg_mutex);
}

-static int __init crypto_user_init(void)
+static int __net_init crypto_netlink_init(struct net *net)
{
struct netlink_kernel_cfg cfg = {
.input = crypto_netlink_rcv,
};

- crypto_nlsk = netlink_kernel_create(&init_net, NETLINK_CRYPTO, &cfg);
- if (!crypto_nlsk)
- return -ENOMEM;
+ net->crypto_nlsk = netlink_kernel_create(net, NETLINK_CRYPTO, &cfg);
+ return net->crypto_nlsk == NULL ? -ENOMEM : 0;
+}

- return 0;
+static void __net_exit crypto_netlink_exit(struct net *net)
+{
+ netlink_kernel_release(net->crypto_nlsk);
+ net->crypto_nlsk = NULL;
+}
+
+static struct pernet_operations crypto_netlink_net_ops = {
+ .init = crypto_netlink_init,
+ .exit = crypto_netlink_exit,
+};
+
+static int __init crypto_user_init(void)
+{
+ return register_pernet_subsys(&crypto_netlink_net_ops);
}

static void __exit crypto_user_exit(void)
{
- netlink_kernel_release(crypto_nlsk);
+ unregister_pernet_subsys(&crypto_netlink_net_ops);
}

module_init(crypto_user_init);
diff --git a/crypto/crypto_user_stat.c b/crypto/crypto_user_stat.c
index a03f326a63d3..8bad88413de1 100644
--- a/crypto/crypto_user_stat.c
+++ b/crypto/crypto_user_stat.c
@@ -10,6 +10,7 @@
#include <linux/cryptouser.h>
#include <linux/sched.h>
#include <net/netlink.h>
+#include <net/sock.h>
#include <crypto/internal/skcipher.h>
#include <crypto/internal/rng.h>
#include <crypto/akcipher.h>
@@ -298,6 +299,7 @@ out:
int crypto_reportstat(struct sk_buff *in_skb, struct nlmsghdr *in_nlh,
struct nlattr **attrs)
{
+ struct net *net = sock_net(in_skb->sk);
struct crypto_user_alg *p = nlmsg_data(in_nlh);
struct crypto_alg *alg;
struct sk_buff *skb;
@@ -329,7 +331,7 @@ drop_alg:
if (err)
return err;

- return nlmsg_unicast(crypto_nlsk, skb, NETLINK_CB(in_skb).portid);
+ return nlmsg_unicast(net->crypto_nlsk, skb, NETLINK_CB(in_skb).portid);
}

MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
diff --git a/include/crypto/internal/cryptouser.h b/include/crypto/internal/cryptouser.h
index 8c602b187c58..40623f4457df 100644
--- a/include/crypto/internal/cryptouser.h
+++ b/include/crypto/internal/cryptouser.h
@@ -1,8 +1,6 @@
/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 */
#include <net/netlink.h>

-extern struct sock *crypto_nlsk;
-
struct crypto_alg *crypto_alg_match(struct crypto_user_alg *p, int exact);

#ifdef CONFIG_CRYPTO_STATS
diff --git a/include/net/net_namespace.h b/include/net/net_namespace.h
index 12689ddfc24c..610e40eaea52 100644
--- a/include/net/net_namespace.h
+++ b/include/net/net_namespace.h
@@ -165,6 +165,9 @@ struct net {
#endif
#ifdef CONFIG_XDP_SOCKETS
struct netns_xdp xdp;
+#endif
+#if IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_CRYPTO_USER)
+ struct sock *crypto_nlsk;
#endif
struct sock *diag_nlsk;
atomic_t fnhe_genid;
--
2.21.0


2019-07-09 14:39:03

by Herbert Xu

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] crypto: user - make NETLINK_CRYPTO work inside netns

On Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 01:11:24PM +0200, Ondrej Mosnacek wrote:
> Currently, NETLINK_CRYPTO works only in the init network namespace. It
> doesn't make much sense to cut it out of the other network namespaces,
> so do the minor plumbing work necessary to make it work in any network
> namespace. Code inspired by net/core/sock_diag.c.
>
> Tested using kcapi-dgst from libkcapi [1]:
> Before:
> # unshare -n kcapi-dgst -c sha256 </dev/null | wc -c
> libkcapi - Error: Netlink error: sendmsg failed
> libkcapi - Error: Netlink error: sendmsg failed
> libkcapi - Error: NETLINK_CRYPTO: cannot obtain cipher information for hmac(sha512) (is required crypto_user.c patch missing? see documentation)
> 0
>
> After:
> # unshare -n kcapi-dgst -c sha256 </dev/null | wc -c
> 32
>
> [1] https://github.com/smuellerDD/libkcapi
>
> Signed-off-by: Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]>

Should we really let root inside a namespace manipulate crypto
algorithms which are global?

I think we should only allow the query operations without deeper
surgery.

Cheers,
--
Email: Herbert Xu <[email protected]>
Home Page: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/
PGP Key: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/pubkey.txt

2019-07-09 15:29:02

by Ondrej Mosnacek

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] crypto: user - make NETLINK_CRYPTO work inside netns

On Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 4:38 PM Herbert Xu <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 01:11:24PM +0200, Ondrej Mosnacek wrote:
> > Currently, NETLINK_CRYPTO works only in the init network namespace. It
> > doesn't make much sense to cut it out of the other network namespaces,
> > so do the minor plumbing work necessary to make it work in any network
> > namespace. Code inspired by net/core/sock_diag.c.
> >
> > Tested using kcapi-dgst from libkcapi [1]:
> > Before:
> > # unshare -n kcapi-dgst -c sha256 </dev/null | wc -c
> > libkcapi - Error: Netlink error: sendmsg failed
> > libkcapi - Error: Netlink error: sendmsg failed
> > libkcapi - Error: NETLINK_CRYPTO: cannot obtain cipher information for hmac(sha512) (is required crypto_user.c patch missing? see documentation)
> > 0
> >
> > After:
> > # unshare -n kcapi-dgst -c sha256 </dev/null | wc -c
> > 32
> >
> > [1] https://github.com/smuellerDD/libkcapi
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]>
>
> Should we really let root inside a namespace manipulate crypto
> algorithms which are global?

I admit I'm not an expert on Linux namespaces, but aren't you
confusing network and user namespaces? Unless I'm mistaken, these
changes only affect _network_ namespaces (which only isolate the
network stuff itself) and the semantics of the netlink_capable(skb,
CAP_NET_ADMIN) calls remain unchanged - they check if the opener of
the socket has the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability within the global _user_
namespace.

>
> I think we should only allow the query operations without deeper
> surgery.
>
> Cheers,
> --
> Email: Herbert Xu <[email protected]>
> Home Page: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/
> PGP Key: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/pubkey.txt

--
Ondrej Mosnacek <omosnace at redhat dot com>
Software Engineer, Security Technologies
Red Hat, Inc.

2019-07-09 16:15:25

by Herbert Xu

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] crypto: user - make NETLINK_CRYPTO work inside netns

On Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 05:28:35PM +0200, Ondrej Mosnacek wrote:
>
> I admit I'm not an expert on Linux namespaces, but aren't you
> confusing network and user namespaces? Unless I'm mistaken, these
> changes only affect _network_ namespaces (which only isolate the
> network stuff itself) and the semantics of the netlink_capable(skb,
> CAP_NET_ADMIN) calls remain unchanged - they check if the opener of
> the socket has the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability within the global _user_
> namespace.

Good point. I think your patch should be OK then.

Thanks,
--
Email: Herbert Xu <[email protected]>
Home Page: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/
PGP Key: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/pubkey.txt

2019-07-26 12:34:12

by Herbert Xu

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] crypto: user - make NETLINK_CRYPTO work inside netns

Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]> wrote:
> Currently, NETLINK_CRYPTO works only in the init network namespace. It
> doesn't make much sense to cut it out of the other network namespaces,
> so do the minor plumbing work necessary to make it work in any network
> namespace. Code inspired by net/core/sock_diag.c.
>
> Tested using kcapi-dgst from libkcapi [1]:
> Before:
> # unshare -n kcapi-dgst -c sha256 </dev/null | wc -c
> libkcapi - Error: Netlink error: sendmsg failed
> libkcapi - Error: Netlink error: sendmsg failed
> libkcapi - Error: NETLINK_CRYPTO: cannot obtain cipher information for hmac(sha512) (is required crypto_user.c patch missing? see documentation)
> 0
>
> After:
> # unshare -n kcapi-dgst -c sha256 </dev/null | wc -c
> 32
>
> [1] https://github.com/smuellerDD/libkcapi
>
> Signed-off-by: Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]>
> ---
> crypto/crypto_user_base.c | 37 +++++++++++++++++++---------
> crypto/crypto_user_stat.c | 4 ++-
> include/crypto/internal/cryptouser.h | 2 --
> include/net/net_namespace.h | 3 +++
> 4 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

Patch applied. Thanks.
--
Email: Herbert Xu <[email protected]>
Home Page: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/
PGP Key: http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/pubkey.txt

2021-04-05 20:47:05

by Jianmin Wang

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Subject: [PATCH] backports: crypto user - make NETLINK_CRYPTO work inside netns

There is same problem found in linux 4.19.y as upstream commit. The
changes of crypto_user_* and cryptouser.h files from upstream patch are merged into
crypto/crypto_user.c for backporting.

Upstream commit:
commit 91b05a7e7d8033a90a64f5fc0e3808db423e420a
Author: Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 13:11:24 +0200

Currently, NETLINK_CRYPTO works only in the init network namespace. It
doesn't make much sense to cut it out of the other network namespaces,
so do the minor plumbing work necessary to make it work in any network
namespace. Code inspired by net/core/sock_diag.c.

Signed-off-by: Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]>
Signed-off-by: default avatarHerbert Xu <[email protected]>

Signed-off-by: Jianmin Wang <[email protected]>
---
crypto/crypto_user.c | 37 +++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
include/net/net_namespace.h | 3 +++
2 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/crypto/crypto_user.c b/crypto/crypto_user.c
index f847c181a39c..3f9e8e6e96f2 100644
--- a/crypto/crypto_user.c
+++ b/crypto/crypto_user.c
@@ -22,8 +22,9 @@
#include <linux/crypto.h>
#include <linux/cryptouser.h>
#include <linux/sched.h>
-#include <net/netlink.h>
#include <linux/security.h>
+#include <net/netlink.h>
+#include <net/sock.h>
#include <net/net_namespace.h>
#include <crypto/internal/skcipher.h>
#include <crypto/internal/rng.h>
@@ -36,9 +37,6 @@

static DEFINE_MUTEX(crypto_cfg_mutex);

-/* The crypto netlink socket */
-static struct sock *crypto_nlsk;
-
struct crypto_dump_info {
struct sk_buff *in_skb;
struct sk_buff *out_skb;
@@ -260,6 +258,7 @@ static int crypto_report_alg(struct crypto_alg *alg,
static int crypto_report(struct sk_buff *in_skb, struct nlmsghdr *in_nlh,
struct nlattr **attrs)
{
+ struct net *net = sock_net(in_skb->sk);
struct crypto_user_alg *p = nlmsg_data(in_nlh);
struct crypto_alg *alg;
struct sk_buff *skb;
@@ -293,7 +292,7 @@ static int crypto_report(struct sk_buff *in_skb, struct nlmsghdr *in_nlh,
return err;
}

- return nlmsg_unicast(crypto_nlsk, skb, NETLINK_CB(in_skb).portid);
+ return nlmsg_unicast(net->crypto_nlsk, skb, NETLINK_CB(in_skb).portid);
}

static int crypto_dump_report(struct sk_buff *skb, struct netlink_callback *cb)
@@ -494,6 +493,7 @@ static const struct crypto_link {
static int crypto_user_rcv_msg(struct sk_buff *skb, struct nlmsghdr *nlh,
struct netlink_ext_ack *extack)
{
+ struct net *net = sock_net(skb->sk);
struct nlattr *attrs[CRYPTOCFGA_MAX+1];
const struct crypto_link *link;
int type, err;
@@ -524,7 +524,7 @@ static int crypto_user_rcv_msg(struct sk_buff *skb, struct nlmsghdr *nlh,
.done = link->done,
.min_dump_alloc = min(dump_alloc, 65535UL),
};
- err = netlink_dump_start(crypto_nlsk, skb, nlh, &c);
+ err = netlink_dump_start(net->crypto_nlsk, skb, nlh, &c);
}

return err;
@@ -548,22 +548,35 @@ static void crypto_netlink_rcv(struct sk_buff *skb)
mutex_unlock(&crypto_cfg_mutex);
}

-static int __init crypto_user_init(void)
+static int __net_init crypto_netlink_init(struct net *net)
{
struct netlink_kernel_cfg cfg = {
.input = crypto_netlink_rcv,
};

- crypto_nlsk = netlink_kernel_create(&init_net, NETLINK_CRYPTO, &cfg);
- if (!crypto_nlsk)
- return -ENOMEM;
+ net->crypto_nlsk = netlink_kernel_create(net, NETLINK_CRYPTO, &cfg);
+ return net->crypto_nlsk == NULL ? -ENOMEM : 0;
+}

- return 0;
+static void __net_exit crypto_netlink_exit(struct net *net)
+{
+ netlink_kernel_release(net->crypto_nlsk);
+ net->crypto_nlsk = NULL;
+}
+
+static struct pernet_operations crypto_netlink_net_ops = {
+ .init = crypto_netlink_init,
+ .exit = crypto_netlink_exit,
+};
+
+static int __init crypto_user_init(void)
+{
+ return register_pernet_subsys(&crypto_netlink_net_ops);
}

static void __exit crypto_user_exit(void)
{
- netlink_kernel_release(crypto_nlsk);
+ unregister_pernet_subsys(&crypto_netlink_net_ops);
}

module_init(crypto_user_init);
diff --git a/include/net/net_namespace.h b/include/net/net_namespace.h
index 5007eaba207d..ab5e8fd011f9 100644
--- a/include/net/net_namespace.h
+++ b/include/net/net_namespace.h
@@ -158,6 +158,9 @@ struct net {
#endif
#if IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_CAN)
struct netns_can can;
+#endif
+#if IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_CRYPTO_USER)
+ struct sock *crypto_nlsk;
#endif
struct sock *diag_nlsk;
atomic_t fnhe_genid;
--
2.27.0

2021-04-06 03:22:40

by Greg KH

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] backports: crypto user - make NETLINK_CRYPTO work inside netns

On Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 01:55:15PM +0000, Jianmin Wang wrote:
> There is same problem found in linux 4.19.y as upstream commit. The
> changes of crypto_user_* and cryptouser.h files from upstream patch are merged into
> crypto/crypto_user.c for backporting.
>
> Upstream commit:
> commit 91b05a7e7d8033a90a64f5fc0e3808db423e420a
> Author: Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]>
> Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 13:11:24 +0200
>
> Currently, NETLINK_CRYPTO works only in the init network namespace. It
> doesn't make much sense to cut it out of the other network namespaces,
> so do the minor plumbing work necessary to make it work in any network
> namespace. Code inspired by net/core/sock_diag.c.
>
> Signed-off-by: Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]>
> Signed-off-by: default avatarHerbert Xu <[email protected]>
>
> Signed-off-by: Jianmin Wang <[email protected]>
> ---
> crypto/crypto_user.c | 37 +++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
> include/net/net_namespace.h | 3 +++
> 2 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

How does this change fit with the stable kernel rules? It looks to be a
new feature, if you need this, why not just use a newer kernel version?
What is preventing you from doing that?

thanks,

greg k-h

2021-04-08 19:16:17

by Jianmin Wang

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Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH] backports: crypto user - make NETLINK_CRYPTO work

On Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 16:14 UTC, Greg KH wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 01:55:15PM +0000, Jianmin Wang wrote:
> > There is same problem found in linux 4.19.y as upstream commit. The
> > changes of crypto_user_* and cryptouser.h files from upstream patch are merged into
> > crypto/crypto_user.c for backporting.
> >
> > Upstream commit:
> > commit 91b05a7e7d8033a90a64f5fc0e3808db423e420a
> > Author: Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]>
> > Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 13:11:24 +0200
> >
> > Currently, NETLINK_CRYPTO works only in the init network namespace. It
> > doesn't make much sense to cut it out of the other network namespaces,
> > so do the minor plumbing work necessary to make it work in any network
> > namespace. Code inspired by net/core/sock_diag.c.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]>
> > Signed-off-by: default avatarHerbert Xu <[email protected]>
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Jianmin Wang <[email protected]>
> > ---
> > crypto/crypto_user.c | 37 +++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
> > include/net/net_namespace.h | 3 +++
> > 2 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
>
> How does this change fit with the stable kernel rules? It looks to be a
> new feature, if you need this, why not just use a newer kernel version?
> What is preventing you from doing that?
>

This problem was found when we deployed new services on our container cluster,
while the new services need to invoke libkcapi in the container environment.

We have verified that the problem doesn't exist on newer kernel version.
However, due to many services and the cluster running on many server machines
whose host os are long-term linux distribution with linux 4.19 kernel, it will
cost too much to migrate them to newer os with newer kernel version. This is
why we need to fix the problem on linux 4.19.

Only when we run docker with param --net=host, the libkcapi can be invoked
properly. Otherwise, almost all test cases in smuellerDD/libkcapi [1] will
failed with same error as below:

libkcapi - Error: Netlink error: sendmsg failed
libkcapi - Error: Netlink error: sendmsg failed
libkcapi - Error: NETLINK_CRYPTO: cannot obtain cipher information for
hmac(sha1) (is required crypto_user.c patch missing? see documentation)

The cause is same as statement in upstream commit 91b05a7e, which is that
NETLINK_CRYPTO works only in the init network namespace.

In my opinion, there are still many linux distribution running with linux 4.19
or similar version, such as Debian 10 with linux 4.19, CentOS 8 with linux 4.18
and also their derivatives. If other people want to use libkcapi in container
environment, they will also be bothered by this problem. [2]

So I think this patch meet two rules in stable kernel rules: It must fix a real
bug that bothers people and the upstream commit 91b05a7e exists in Linus's tree
from linux 5.4.

Thanks for your review and reply.

--
Email: Jianmin Wang <[email protected]>

2021-04-09 06:39:00

by Greg KH

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Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH] backports: crypto user - make NETLINK_CRYPTO work

On Thu, Apr 08, 2021 at 07:11:48PM +0000, Jianmin Wang wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 16:14 UTC, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 01:55:15PM +0000, Jianmin Wang wrote:
> > > There is same problem found in linux 4.19.y as upstream commit. The
> > > changes of crypto_user_* and cryptouser.h files from upstream patch are merged into
> > > crypto/crypto_user.c for backporting.
> > >
> > > Upstream commit:
> > > commit 91b05a7e7d8033a90a64f5fc0e3808db423e420a
> > > Author: Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]>
> > > Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 13:11:24 +0200
> > >
> > > Currently, NETLINK_CRYPTO works only in the init network namespace. It
> > > doesn't make much sense to cut it out of the other network namespaces,
> > > so do the minor plumbing work necessary to make it work in any network
> > > namespace. Code inspired by net/core/sock_diag.c.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Ondrej Mosnacek <[email protected]>
> > > Signed-off-by: default avatarHerbert Xu <[email protected]>
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Jianmin Wang <[email protected]>
> > > ---
> > > crypto/crypto_user.c | 37 +++++++++++++++++++++++++------------
> > > include/net/net_namespace.h | 3 +++
> > > 2 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
> >
> > How does this change fit with the stable kernel rules? It looks to be a
> > new feature, if you need this, why not just use a newer kernel version?
> > What is preventing you from doing that?
> >
>
> This problem was found when we deployed new services on our container cluster,
> while the new services need to invoke libkcapi in the container environment.
>
> We have verified that the problem doesn't exist on newer kernel version.
> However, due to many services and the cluster running on many server machines
> whose host os are long-term linux distribution with linux 4.19 kernel, it will
> cost too much to migrate them to newer os with newer kernel version. This is
> why we need to fix the problem on linux 4.19.

But this is not a regression, but rather a "resolve an issue that has
never worked for new hardware", right?

And for that, moving to a new kernel seems like a wise thing to do to
me because we do not like backporting new features. Distro kernel are
of course, free to do that if they wish.

thanks,

greg k-h

2021-04-09 13:16:48

by Jianmin Wang

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Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH] backports: crypto user - make NETLINK_CRYPTO work

On Fri, Apr 09, 2021 at 08:36:07 +0200, Greg KH
> On Thu, Apr 08, 2021 at 07:11:48PM +0000, Jianmin Wang wrote:
> > while the new services need to invoke libkcapi in the container environment.
> >
> > We have verified that the problem doesn't exist on newer kernel version.
> > However, due to many services and the cluster running on many server machines
> > whose host os are long-term linux distribution with linux 4.19 kernel, it will
> > cost too much to migrate them to newer os with newer kernel version. This is
> > why we need to fix the problem on linux 4.19.
>
> But this is not a regression, but rather a "resolve an issue that has
> never worked for new hardware", right?
>
> And for that, moving to a new kernel seems like a wise thing to do to
> me because we do not like backporting new features. Distro kernel are
> of course, free to do that if they wish.
>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

I understand. Thank you for your review and response.
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