[lxc-users] sysctl -p no longer allowed in container

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Tue Apr 29 20:11:21 UTC 2014

OK, it's not as benign as I thought; I can't even do the setting in the host
without disabling apparmor.  So I guess I should file a bug against
ubuntu 14.04 apparmor.  Thanks!
- Dan

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> Think I should file a bug?  (And against what?)
> - Dan
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Serge Hallyn <serge.hallyn at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> Quoting Dan Kegel (dank at kegel.com):
>>> My scripts were (unwisely) expecting to be able to do things like
>>>         echo "kernel.sem = 250 65536 32 32768" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf
>>>         sudo /sbin/sysctl -p
>>> inside the container.  Tsk.  I seem to have gotten away with it in
>>> Ubuntu 12.04, but Ubuntu 14.04 complains
>>>    + sudo /sbin/sysctl -p
>>>    sysctl: permission denied on key 'kernel.sem'
>>> That makes sense -- containers shouldn't be able to tweak kernel parameters.
>>> So now I'm rejiggering my scripts to do that outside the container.
>>> Onwards!
>> Hm, actually i think that one should be fine.  The apparmor profile
>> excempts /proc/sys/kernel/shm*, and it looks like /proc/sys/kernel/sem
>> should also be allowed as it looks to be correctly namespaced - i.e
>> the container won't affect the host's settings.
>> -serge
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