unshare - separate a process's execution context into its own process.
The unshare system call allows a process to separate its execution context into its own process. This system call can be used to create a new process from an existing one, or to create a new "lightweight" process (LWP), which executes in a shared memory context with the creating process. The flags parameter specifies which parts of the execution context to unshare, with CLONE_NEW[CGROUP|IPC|NET|NS|PID|USER]. It returns 0 on success, or a negative error code on error.
int[K] - specifies the type of context to unshare. See flags section in man page for more details.
- K - Originated from kernel-space.
To detect the unshare syscall.
To detect the task_unshare function call.
Example Use Case¶
An example of using unshare is a container. By using this system call, a process can separate its execution context, thus creating a new process (or LWP) in a shared memory context with its parent while also allowing it to have its own environment variables and IPC namespaces, among others.
When unsharing a process, all of its children must also be unshared or they will remain in the original process's context.
- fork - Create a child process.
- clone - Create a child process in a different memory address space.
- setns - Set namespace for process.
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