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* BUG: Re: guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces
       [not found]     ` <4556420c9440a6c34df93213e3934176e214483f.camel@yasuaki.com>
@ 2020-12-06 12:41       ` yasu
  2020-12-06 16:16         ` bug#45069: " Tobias Geerinckx-Rice via Bug reports for GNU Guix
  2020-12-06 16:56         ` zimoun
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: yasu @ 2020-12-06 12:41 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: bug-guix, pgarlick, Pjotr Prins, zimoun; +Cc: Guix Devel


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Hi,

I really don't know much about Linux but it looks like the problem I
reported has something to do with Debian?

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/303213/how-to-enable-user-namespaces-in-the-kernel-for-unprivileged-unshare

Now, I don't use Debian at all (I use Guix System) and do you think
this is a Bug in Guix (in that this Debian specific word should never
even be mentioned in Guix?)

To summarize this bug again:

The Bug:
The container command no longer works,  after the commit
8bc5ca5160db3d82bd5b6b2b7ed80c96f42bd33e.
guix environment -C


Additional Information:
	Instead of working as it did until the commit, the command now
dies with the following error mesage:
		guix environment: error: cannot create container:
unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces
		guix environment: error: please set
/proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone to "1"

	The message "please set
/proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone to "1",
	seems irrelevant to Guix System users as it may only relate to
Debian users.
	I don't know why this Debian specific message is here in the
first place...	

Disclaimer :-):
	I am assuming this is indeed Debian specific (I tried to
install LinuxLinux (the Guix default) but failed - my AMD graphics card
won't allow me to even boot, unless I use regular Linux.	)

	I scanned for the phrase in LinuxLibre source code but there
was no mention of it:
~/Downloads$ tar -xf linux-libre-5.9.12-gnu.tar.xz
~/Downloads$ cd linux-5.9.12/
~/Downloads/linux-5.9.12$ rg -i unprivileged_userns_clone


	Just FYI: the problem phrase is indeed found in the Debian
Kernel Patch:
~/co/debian$ rg -i unprivileged_userns_clone

	linux/debian/patches/debian/add-sysctl-to-disallow-
unprivileged-CLONE_NEWUSER-by-default.patch
	25:+extern int unprivileged_userns_clone;
	27:+#define unprivileged_userns_clone 0
	36:+    if ((clone_flags & CLONE_NEWUSER) &&
!unprivileged_userns_clone)
	47:+    if ((unshare_flags & CLONE_NEWUSER) &&
!unprivileged_userns_clone) {
	65:+extern int unprivileged_userns_clone;
	77:+            .procname       = "unprivileged_userns_clone",
	78:+            .data           = &unprivileged_userns_clone,
	96:+int unprivileged_userns_clone;





Cheers,
Yasu




commit 8bc5ca5160db3d82bd5b6b2b7ed80c96f42bd33eAuthor: Paul Garlick <
pgarlick@tourbillion-technology.com>Date:   Thu Dec 3 16:00:18 2020
+0000
    linux-container: Correct test for unprivileged user namespace
support.
    Fixes <https://bugs.gnu.org/31977>;.    Reported by Paul Garlick
<pgarlick@tourbillion-technology.com>.
    * gnu/build/linux-container.scm (unprivileged-user-namespace-
supported?):    Return #f when the 'userns-file' does not exist.
diff --git a/gnu/build/linux-container.scm b/gnu/build/linux-
container.scmindex 4a8bed5a9a..3870b50907 100644--- a/gnu/build/linux-
container.scm+++ b/gnu/build/linux-container.scm@@ -44,7 +44,7
@@   (let ((userns-file
"/proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone"))     (if (file-exists?
userns-file)         (eqv? #\1 (call-with-input-file userns-file read-
char))-        #t)))+        #f)))

On Sat, 2020-12-05 at 09:20 +0900, yasu wrote:
> Hi Pj,
> Thank you for you reply (and your wonderful Hacking Guide 
> https://gitlab.com/pjotrp/guix-notes/blob/master/HACKING.org)!
> I tried the command and it didn't work...
> I use Guix System (not  a foreign distribution) as described at the
> bottom 
> -Yasu
> 
> On Fri, 2020-12-04 at 19:55 +0100, Pjotr Prins wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 04, 2020 at 05:32:08PM +0100, zimoun wrote:
> > > Have you tried to do the recommandation?
> > > 
> > >      please set /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone to "1"
> > 
> > As root:
> > 
> > echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone
> > 
> > Yes, it is common on Debian and such.
> > 
> > Pj.
> 
> root@guix ~# echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone-
> bash: /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone: No such file or
> directory
> root@guix ~# guix system describeGeneration 5631	Dec 05 2020
> 09:09:16	(current)  file name: /var/guix/profiles/system-5631-
> link  canonical file name:
> /gnu/store/qqzk4kvrhxjcia3hcq3xqrcdi36azzz9-system  label: GNU with
> Linux 5.9.12  bootloader: grub-efi  root device: label: "my-root" 
> kernel: /gnu/store/9a93vpq4aa1c3adiaaa3blwc18r9r7zz-linux-
> 5.9.12/bzImage  channels:    guix:      repository URL: 
> https://git.savannah.gnu.org/git/guix.git      branch:
> master      commit:
> 86d635b85035086d21c319f31f628761df5c82e5    nonguix:      repository
> URL: https://gitlab.com/nonguix/nonguix      branch:
> master      commit: b08ea529d4d36468b20ef4aff6dc87b3de0eff70    guix-
> chromium:      repository URL: 
> https://gitlab.com/mbakke/guix-chromium.git      branch:
> master      commit: 2de450b92e5f2624d4f964407686934e22239f7b 
> configuration file: /gnu/store/hlma107m2004g6qq00ihm190am5mh9z0-
> configuration.scm

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* bug#45069: BUG: Re: guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces
  2020-12-06 12:41       ` BUG: Re: guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces yasu
@ 2020-12-06 16:16         ` Tobias Geerinckx-Rice via Bug reports for GNU Guix
  2020-12-06 16:56         ` zimoun
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice via Bug reports for GNU Guix @ 2020-12-06 16:16 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: yasu; +Cc: 45069, zimon.toutoune, pgarlick, guix-devel, pjotr.public12

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yasu 写道:
> Now, I don't use Debian at all (I use Guix System) and do you 
> think
> this is a Bug in Guix (in that this Debian specific word should 
> never
> even be mentioned in Guix?)

It's not Debian-specific.  It is a bug in Guix.

It should try to create a namespace and properly report an error 
iff that fails, not prematurely abort after farting about in 
/proc.

A separate unprivileged-user-namespace-supported? is broken by 
design.  Reverting commit 8bc5ca5 works around this but it wasn't 
to blame.

Kind regards,

T G-R

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* Re: BUG: Re: guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces
  2020-12-06 12:41       ` BUG: Re: guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces yasu
  2020-12-06 16:16         ` bug#45069: " Tobias Geerinckx-Rice via Bug reports for GNU Guix
@ 2020-12-06 16:56         ` zimoun
  2020-12-06 20:51           ` yasu
       [not found]           ` <CADdvwM-h6q9BvO5ZWxgUbHfdzDRc-Sj899ZPgrwqV5o1XUVnDg@mail.gmail.com>
  1 sibling, 2 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: zimoun @ 2020-12-06 16:56 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: yasu, bug-guix, pgarlick, Pjotr Prins; +Cc: Guix Devel

Hi,

Please try the recommendation. Have you tried it?

  please set /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone to "1"

As root, you just do:

  echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone

then “guix environment -C” should work as expected.  To do the trick
automatically with Sheperd, I do not know, but I am sure that the
systemd equivalent 

  echo "kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone = 1" > /etc/sysctl.d/local.conf
  sysctl --system

seems doable with Guix System.


On my system, and I need explanations if it does not work similarly on
yours, I simply do:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
$ guix environment -C --ad-hoc hello -- hello 
guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces
guix environment: error: please set /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone to "1"

$ su -
Password:
# echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone 
# logout

$ guix environment -C --ad-hoc hello -- hello 
Hello, world!
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Hope that helps,
simon


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* Re: BUG: Re: guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces
  2020-12-06 16:56         ` zimoun
@ 2020-12-06 20:51           ` yasu
  2021-01-06 10:49             ` raingloom
       [not found]           ` <CADdvwM-h6q9BvO5ZWxgUbHfdzDRc-Sj899ZPgrwqV5o1XUVnDg@mail.gmail.com>
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 9+ messages in thread
From: yasu @ 2020-12-06 20:51 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: zimoun, bug-guix, pgarlick, Pjotr Prins; +Cc: Guix Devel

Hi Zimoun,

I tried as you suggested but it didn't work...


   root@guix ~# echo "kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone = 1" >
   /etc/sysctl.d/local.conf
   -bash: /etc/sysctl.d/local.conf: No such file or directory
   root@guix ~# sysctl --system
   root@guix ~# logout
   ~$ guix environment -C
   guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user
   cannot create user namespaces
   guix environment: error: please set
   /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone to "1"


Now, if this posting were to be belived, I think this term
   kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone

   is specific to Debian Linux, and does not exist outside of that circle.
       
   It disables a bit of "hardening" that Debian patches into their 
   distribution kernel. If you're not running such a kernel, it will
   fail 
   and not do anything, as such a setting doesn't even exist in the
   mainline Linux kernel.

    
   I wonder how this term came in to Guix in the first place?

   -Yasu


   On Sun, 2020-12-06 at 17:56 +0100, zimoun wrote:
   > Hi,
> 
> Please try the recommendation. Have you tried it?
> 
>   please set /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone to "1"
> 
> As root, you just do:
> 
>   echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone
> 
> then “guix environment -C” should work as expected.  To do the trick
> automatically with Sheperd, I do not know, but I am sure that the
> systemd equivalent 
> 
>   echo "kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone = 1" >
> /etc/sysctl.d/local.conf
>   sysctl --system
> 
> seems doable with Guix System.
> 
> 
> On my system, and I need explanations if it does not work similarly
> on
> yours, I simply do:
> 
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> $ guix environment -C --ad-hoc hello -- hello 
> guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user
> cannot create user namespaces
> guix environment: error: please set
> /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone to "1"
> 
> $ su -
> Password:
> # echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone 
> # logout
> 
> $ guix environment -C --ad-hoc hello -- hello 
> Hello, world!
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> 
> Hope that helps,
> simon



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* bug#45069: BUG: Re: guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces
       [not found]           ` <CADdvwM-h6q9BvO5ZWxgUbHfdzDRc-Sj899ZPgrwqV5o1XUVnDg@mail.gmail.com>
@ 2020-12-07 11:57             ` Pierre Neidhardt
  2020-12-07 13:26               ` zimoun
       [not found]               ` <1f56aef4d7b707826f34413672408e33385bbc6a.camel@tourbillion-technology.com>
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Pierre Neidhardt @ 2020-12-07 11:57 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Jesse Dowell, zimoun; +Cc: Guix Devel, 45069, pgarlick

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Hi!

I can reproduce the issue since I 'recondigure'd my Guix System.
I'm on cebfb29abb151ede95696181d2446c63504593d7.

Guix' bug?

-- 
Pierre Neidhardt
https://ambrevar.xyz/

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* bug#45069: BUG: Re: guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces
  2020-12-07 11:57             ` bug#45069: " Pierre Neidhardt
@ 2020-12-07 13:26               ` zimoun
       [not found]               ` <1f56aef4d7b707826f34413672408e33385bbc6a.camel@tourbillion-technology.com>
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: zimoun @ 2020-12-07 13:26 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Pierre Neidhardt, Jesse Dowell; +Cc: Guix Devel, 45069, pgarlick

Hi Pierre,

On Mon, 07 Dec 2020 at 12:57, Pierre Neidhardt <mail@ambrevar.xyz> wrote:

> Guix' bug?

You get something as:

  $ guix environment -C guix
  guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces
  guix environment: error: please set /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone to "1"

right?   Have you tried to do the recommendation?

      please set /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone to "1"

in other words, as root:

  # echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone
  $ guix environment -C --ad-hoc hello -- hello

and report.


Thanks,
simon




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* bug#45069: BUG: Re: guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces
       [not found]                 ` <87tusxwncj.fsf@ambrevar.xyz>
@ 2020-12-07 19:50                   ` Paul Garlick
       [not found]                     ` <87im9dwe07.fsf@ambrevar.xyz>
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 9+ messages in thread
From: Paul Garlick @ 2020-12-07 19:50 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Pierre Neidhardt, Jesse Dowell, zimoun; +Cc: Guix Devel, 45069

Hi Pierre,

> # echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone
> -bash: /proc/sys/kernel/unprivileged_userns_clone: No such file or
> directory

Thanks, that gives us a clue.  So all or part of the path
'/proc/sys/kernel' is missing?

Best regards,

Paul.






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* bug#45069: BUG: Re: guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces
       [not found]                     ` <87im9dwe07.fsf@ambrevar.xyz>
@ 2020-12-07 21:09                       ` zimoun
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: zimoun @ 2020-12-07 21:09 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Pierre Neidhardt, Paul Garlick, Jesse Dowell; +Cc: Guix Devel, 45069

Hi,

On Mon, 07 Dec 2020 at 21:35, Pierre Neidhardt <mail@ambrevar.xyz> wrote:

>> Thanks, that gives us a clue.  So all or part of the path
>> '/proc/sys/kernel' is missing?
>
> Nope, my /proc/sys/kernel has 121 direct files and directories :/

Well, it is expected.  And now all is clear.  Explanations starting
there:

   <http://logs.guix.gnu.org/guix/2020-12-07.log#211011>

Quickly said, the initial code was assuming Debian-like kernel patches
as Vagrant reported and this is not in the linux-libre source code with
a wrong Guix error message.

One bug is still there. :-)


All the best,
simon




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* Re: BUG: Re: guix environment: error: cannot create container: unprivileged user cannot create user namespaces
  2020-12-06 20:51           ` yasu
@ 2021-01-06 10:49             ` raingloom
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: raingloom @ 2021-01-06 10:49 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: yasu; +Cc: Guix Devel, bug-guix, pgarlick

On Mon, 07 Dec 2020 05:51:05 +0900
yasu <yasu@yasuaki.com> wrote:

> Hi Zimoun,
> 
> I tried as you suggested but it didn't work...
> 
> 
>    root@guix ~# echo "kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone = 1" >
>    /etc/sysctl.d/local.conf
>    -bash: /etc/sysctl.d/local.conf: No such file or directory

This could mean you have to create the sysctl.d directory.
Try running this:
```
# mkdir -p /etc/sysctl.d/
# echo "kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone = 1" > /etc/sysctl.d/local.conf
```


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