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

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Gabriel Krisman Bertazi <krisman@xxxxxxx> writes:

> 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?

Yes, that's easy to do.  I'd like to gather more opinions on this before
changing it, though.

>>   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.

Thanks for taking a look!


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