Re: [PATCH v4] io_uring: add a sysctl to disable io_uring system-wide

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Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> From: Matteo Rizzo <matteorizzo@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Introduce a new sysctl (io_uring_disabled) which can be either 0, 1, or
> 2. When 0 (the default), all processes are allowed to create io_uring
> instances, which is the current behavior.  When 1, io_uring creation is
> disabled (io_uring_setup() will fail with -EPERM) for processes not in
> the kernel.io_uring_group group.  When 2, calls to io_uring_setup() fail
> with -EPERM regardless of privilege.
> Signed-off-by: Matteo Rizzo <matteorizzo@xxxxxxxxxx>
> [JEM: modified to add io_uring_group]
> Signed-off-by: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> v4:
> * Add a kernel.io_uring_group sysctl to hold a group id that is allowed
>   to use io_uring.  One thing worth pointing out is that, when a group
>   is specified, only users in that group can create an io_uring.  That
>   means that if the root user is not in that group, root can not make
>   use of io_uring.

Rejecting root if it's not in the group doesn't make much sense to
me. Of course, root can always just add itself to the group, so it is
not a security feature. But I'd expect 'sudo <smth>' to not start giving
EPERM based on user group settings.  Can you make CAP_SYS_ADMIN
always allowed for option 1?

>   I also wrote unit tests for liburing.  I'll post that as well if there
>   is consensus on this approach.

I'm fine with this approach as it allow me to easily reject non-root users.

Gabriel Krisman Bertazi

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