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Subject[PATCH 08/11] signal/arm: Document conflicts with SI_USER and SIGFPE
Setting si_code to 0 results in a userspace seeing an si_code of 0.
This is the same si_code as SI_USER. Posix and common sense requires
that SI_USER not be a signal specific si_code. As such this use of 0
for the si_code is a pretty horribly broken ABI.

Further use of si_code == 0 guaranteed that copy_siginfo_to_user saw a
value of __SI_KILL and now sees a value of SIL_KILL with the result
that uid and pid fields are copied and which might copying the si_addr
field by accident but certainly not by design. Making this a very
flakey implementation.

Utilizing FPE_FIXME, siginfo_layout will now return SIL_FAULT and the
appropriate fields will be reliably copied.

Possible ABI fixes includee:
- Send the signal without siginfo
- Don't generate a signal
- Possibly assign and use an appropriate si_code
- Don't handle cases which can't happen

Cc: Russell King <>
Ref: 451436b7bbb2 ("[ARM] Add support code for ARM hardware vector floating point")
History Tree:
Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
arch/arm/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h | 13 +++++++++++++
arch/arm/vfp/vfpmodule.c | 2 +-
2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
create mode 100644 arch/arm/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h

diff --git a/arch/arm/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h b/arch/arm/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..d0513880be21
--- /dev/null
+++ b/arch/arm/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h
@@ -0,0 +1,13 @@
+#ifndef __ASM_SIGINFO_H
+#define __ASM_SIGINFO_H
+#include <asm-generic/siginfo.h>
+ * SIGFPE si_codes
+ */
+#ifdef __KERNEL__
+#define FPE_FIXME 0 /* Broken dup of SI_USER */
+#endif /* __KERNEL__ */
diff --git a/arch/arm/vfp/vfpmodule.c b/arch/arm/vfp/vfpmodule.c
index a71a48e71fff..03c6a3c72f9c 100644
--- a/arch/arm/vfp/vfpmodule.c
+++ b/arch/arm/vfp/vfpmodule.c
@@ -257,7 +257,7 @@ static void vfp_raise_exceptions(u32 exceptions, u32 inst, u32 fpscr, struct pt_

if (exceptions == VFP_EXCEPTION_ERROR) {
vfp_panic("unhandled bounce", inst);
- vfp_raise_sigfpe(0, regs);
+ vfp_raise_sigfpe(FPE_FIXME, regs);

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