Re: REGRESSION?: debugfs: inode: debugfs_create_dir uses mode permission from parent
- Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:53:58 -0700
- From: John Stultz <john.stultz@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: REGRESSION?: debugfs: inode: debugfs_create_dir uses mode permission from parent
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 3:52 PM, Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 3:40 PM, John Stultz <john.stultz@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I noticed recently that linus/master (plus patches) stopped booting
>> to UI on HiKey960, and I bisected the issue down to:
>> 92170b62f1c1 ("debugfs: inode: debugfs_create_dir uses mode permission
>> from parent")
>> On the HiKey960 board, we mount debugfs via:
>> mount debugfs /sys/kernel/debug /sys/kernel/debug mode=755
>> But since the change, it seems most of the nodes in /sys/kernel/debug
>> are: drwx------
>> Which ends up breaking the egl library, keeping it from loading.
>> This seems to be the expected behavior of the patch, but I'm surprised
>> the mode override is now ignored. It seems like the potential fix here
>> would be to set the /sys/kernel/debug dir to 755 prior to mounting? Or
>> is there some other advised solution?
> This change has already be reverted from other people reporting the
> problem. Perhaps the root cause is the lack of propagation of the
> mode= value?
Ah! Thanks, sorry for not searching for the earlier discussion.