If seccomp filters are enabled, any child processes we create are doomed if they try to use a trapped syscall: the child will receive SIGSYS and dump core. There appears to be no way around this.
Fortunately, the gstreamer developers had mad prescience and provided us with a way to move plugin scanning in-process, so we don't need the helper binary at all.
Created attachment 243957 [details]
Comment on attachment 243957 [details]
Clearing flags on attachment: 243957
Committed r177896: <http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/177896>
All reviewed patches have been landed. Closing bug.
Note that putting the plugin scanning in-process has two huge disadvantages though. You will dlopen() all (changed) plugins, which in turn loads all dependent libraries... and they will never be unloaded again for this process. And if any plugin crashes during initialization, it will just take your application process with it.
Disabling the plugin scanner can't be the right solution for this approach, and if there's no other way I would say that seccomp is currently broken by design.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Disabling the plugin scanner can't be the right solution for this approach,
> and if there's no other way I would say that seccomp is currently broken by
I'm glad I CCed you. Let's discuss this in bug #140131.
Re-opened since this is blocked by bug 142978
Go away bug, we'll use bug #140131 for this.