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Marian Dimitrov Marinov
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NAME

Linux::Setns - Perl extension for switching the current process namespace to another namespace pointed by a path to the ns file descriptor.

SYNOPSIS

        use Linux::setns qw(setns CLONE_ALL CLONE_NEWIPC CLONE_NEWNET CLONE_NEWUTS CLONE_NEWUSER CLONE_NEWPID);

        die "setns() requires root privileges\n" if $>;

        setns("/proc/PID/ns/mnt", CLONE_ALL);
        # now your process is in the same namespaces(IPC,NET,UTS,PID,USER,MOUNT) as the /proc/PID/ns/mnt 

        # If you want to change only one of your namespaces you can use any of the bellow examples:

        # Switch your current Mount namespace to the one pointed by /proc/PID/ns/mnt
        setns("/proc/PID/ns/mnt", CLONE_NEWNS);

        # Switch your current IPC namespace to the one pointed by /proc/PID/ns/ipc
        setns("/proc/PID/ns/ipc", CLONE_NEWIPC);

        # Switch your current Network namespace to the one pointed by /proc/PID/ns/net
        setns("/proc/PID/ns/net", CLONE_NEWNET);

        # Switch your current UTS namespace to the one pointed by /proc/PID/ns/uts
        setns("/proc/PID/ns/uts", CLONE_NEWUTS);

        # Switch your current Pid namespace to the one pointed by /proc/PID/ns/pid
        setns("/proc/PID/ns/pid", CLONE_NEWPID);

        # Switch your current User namespace to the one pointed by /proc/PID/ns/user
        setns("/proc/PID/ns/user", CLONE_NEWUSER);

        # Switch your current Cgroup namespace to the one pointed by /proc/PID/ns/user
        setns("/proc/PID/ns/user", CLONE_NEWCGROUP);

DESCRIPTION

This trivial module provides interface to the Linux setns system call. It also provides the CLONE_* constants that are used to specify which kind of namespace you are entering. Also a new CLONE_ALL constat is provided so you can join/switch to any type of namespace.

The setns system call allows a process to 'join/switch' one of its namespaces to namespaces pointed by a file descriptor(usually located in /proc/PID/ns/{ipc,mnt,net,pid,user,uts}).

Note: keep in mind that using any specific CLONE_NEW* constant will fail if the FD path you gave is not of that type.

RETRUN VALUE 1 on success 0 on failure

EXPORT

 setns                  - the subroutine

 CLONE_ALL              - flag that tells that the path can be of any namespace type
 CLONE_NEWNS    - when this flag is used the path must be from another Mount namespace
 CLONE_NEWIPC   - when this flag is used the path must be from another IPC namespace
 CLONE_NEWNET   - when this flag is used the path must be from another Network namespace
 CLONE_NEWUTS   - when this flag is used the path must be from another UTS namespace
 CLONE_NEWPID   - when this flag is used the path must be from another PID namespace
 CLONE_NEWUSER  - when this flag is used the path must be from another User namespace
 CLONE_NEWCGROUP - when this flag is used the path must be from another Cgroup namespace

SEE ALSO

setns(s) Linux man page.

AUTHOR

Marian HackMan Marinov, <hackman@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2017-2017 by Marian HackMan Marinov

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.10.1 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.