Merge tag 'for-linus-2020-03-10' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/brauner/linux
Pull thread fix from Christian Brauner:
"This contains a single fix for a regression which was introduced when
we introduced the ability to select a specific pid at process creation
When this feature is requested, the error value will be set to -EPERM
after exiting the pid allocation loop. This caused EPERM to be
returned when e.g. the init process/child subreaper of the pid
namespace has already died where we used to return ENOMEM before.
The first patch here simply fixes the regression by unconditionally
setting the return value back to ENOMEM again once we've successfully
allocated the requested pid number. This should be easy to backport to
The second patch adds a comment explaining that we must keep returning
ENOMEM since we've been doing it for a long time and have explicitly
documented this behavior for userspace. This seemed worthwhile because
we now have at least two separate example where people tried to change
the return value to something other than ENOMEM (The first version of
the regression fix did that too and the commit message links to an
earlier patch that tried to do the same.).
I have a simple regression test to make sure we catch this regression
in the future but since that introduces a whole new selftest subdir
and test files I'll keep this for v5.7"
* tag 'for-linus-2020-03-10' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/brauner/linux:
pid: make ENOMEM return value more obvious
pid: Fix error return value in some cases