netfilter: add xt_qtaguid matching module

This module allows tracking stats at the socket level for given UIDs.
It replaces xt_owner.
If the --uid-owner is not specified, it will just count stats based on
who the skb belongs to. This will even happen on incoming skbs as it
looks into the skb via xt_socket magic to see who owns it.
If an skb is lost, it will be assigned to uid=0.

To control what sockets of what UIDs are tagged by what, one uses:
  echo t $sock_fd $accounting_tag $the_billed_uid \
     > /proc/net/xt_qtaguid/ctrl
 So whenever an skb belongs to a sock_fd, it will be accounted against
  and matching stats will show up under the uid with the given

Because the number of allocations for the stats structs is not that big:
  ~500 apps * 32 per app
we'll just do it atomic. This avoids walking lists many times, and
the fancy worker thread handling. Slabs will grow when needed later.

It use netdevice and inetaddr notifications instead of hooks in the core dev
code to track when a device comes and goes. This removes the need for
exposed iface_stat.h.

Put procfs dirs in /proc/net/xt_qtaguid/
The uid stats are obtainable in ./stats.

Change-Id: I01af4fd91c8de651668d3decb76d9bdc1e343919
Signed-off-by: JP Abgrall <>
8 files changed