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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/5] mips: add __NR_syscalls along with __NR_Linux_syscalls
Hi Arnd,

On Mon, 19 Nov 2018 at 21:22, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 7:14 AM Firoz Khan <firoz.khan@linaro.org> wrote:
> >
> > The 2nd option will be the recommended one. For that, I
> > added the __NR_syscalls macro in uapi/asm/unistd.h along
> > with __NR_Linux_syscalls. The macro __NR_syscalls also
> > added for making the name convention same across all
> > architecture. While __NR_syscalls isn't strictly part of
> > the uapi, having it as part of the generated header to
> > simplifies the implementation. We also need to enclose
> > this macro with #ifdef __KERNEL__ to avoid side effects.
>
> I fear this doesn't work the way you hoped:
>
> > --- a/arch/mips/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h
> > +++ b/arch/mips/include/uapi/asm/unistd.h
> > @@ -391,16 +391,19 @@
> > #define __NR_rseq (__NR_Linux + 367)
> > #define __NR_io_pgetevents (__NR_Linux + 368)
> >
> > +#ifdef __KERNEL__
> > +#define __NR_syscalls 368
> > +#endif
>
> We now have three different definitions of __NR_syscalls,
> one for each ABI. User space previously saw the correct
> one (now it doesn't see any, but that's ok).
>
> > /*
> > * Offset of the last Linux o32 flavoured syscall
> > */
> > -#define __NR_Linux_syscalls 368
> > +#define __NR_Linux_syscalls __NR_syscalls
>
> so this part part again is ok.
>
> > #endif /* _MIPS_SIM == _MIPS_SIM_ABI32 */
> >
> > #define __NR_O32_Linux 4000
> > -#define __NR_O32_Linux_syscalls 368
> > +#define __NR_O32_Linux_syscalls __NR_syscalls
>
> but this part is not: Now __NR_O32_Linux_syscalls is defined
> to __NR_syscalls, which may be one of the three values.
> Any usage of __NR_O32_Linux_syscalls in a 64-bit kernel
> is then clearly wrong.
>
> > #endif /* _MIPS_SIM == _MIPS_SIM_NABI32 */
> >
> > #define __NR_N32_Linux 6000
> > -#define __NR_N32_Linux_syscalls 332
> > +#define __NR_N32_Linux_syscalls __NR_syscalls
>
> Same for this one.

Thanks for the feedback. Will address all the comments.

Firoz

>
> Arnd

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