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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] signal: add procfd_signal() syscall
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On December 1, 2018 9:51:18 PM GMT+13:00, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
>On Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 12:54 AM Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
>wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 2:10 PM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
>> > On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 5:36 PM Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
>wrote:
>> > > On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 3:41 AM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
>wrote:
>> > > > siginfo_t as it is now still has a number of other downsides,
>and Andy in
>> > > > particular didn't like the idea of having three new variants on
>x86
>> > > > (depending on how you count). His alternative suggestion of
>having
>> > > > a single syscall entry point that takes a 'signfo_t __user *'
>but interprets
>> > > > it as compat_siginfo depending on
>in_compat_syscall()/in_x32_syscall()
>> > > > should work correctly, but feels wrong to me, or at least
>inconsistent
>> > > > with how we do this elsewhere.
>
>> > The '548 | 0x40000000' part seems to be the only sensible
>> > way to handle x32 here. What exactly would you propose to
>> > avoid defining the other entry points?
>>
>> I would propose that it should be 335 | 0x40000000. I can't see any
>> reasonable way to teach the kernel to reject 335 | 0x40000000 that
>> wouldn't work just as well to accept it and make it do the right
>> thing. Currently we accept it and do the *wrong* thing, which is no
>> good.
>>
>> > and we have to
>> > add more complexity to the copy_siginfo_from_user()
>> > implementation to duplicate the hack that exists in
>> > copy_siginfo_from_user32().
>>
>> What hack are you referring to here?
>
>I mean this part:
>
>#ifdef CONFIG_COMPAT
>int copy_siginfo_to_user32(struct compat_siginfo __user *to,
> const struct kernel_siginfo *from)
>#if defined(CONFIG_X86_X32_ABI) || defined(CONFIG_IA32_EMULATION)
>{
> return __copy_siginfo_to_user32(to, from, in_x32_syscall());
>}
>int __copy_siginfo_to_user32(struct compat_siginfo __user *to,
> const struct kernel_siginfo *from, bool x32_ABI)
>#endif
>{
>...
> case SIL_CHLD:
> new.si_pid = from->si_pid;
> new.si_uid = from->si_uid;
> new.si_status = from->si_status;
>#ifdef CONFIG_X86_X32_ABI
> if (x32_ABI) {
> new._sifields._sigchld_x32._utime = from->si_utime;
> new._sifields._sigchld_x32._stime = from->si_stime;
> } else
>#endif
> {
> new.si_utime = from->si_utime;
> new.si_stime = from->si_stime;
> }
> break;
>...
>}
>#endif
>
>If we have a '548 | 0x40000000' entry pointing to
>__x32_compat_sys_procfd_kill, then that will do the right
>thing. If you instead try to have x32 call into the native
>sys_procfd_kill, then copy_siginfo_to_user() will also have
>to know about x32, effectively duplicating that mess above,
>unless you want to also change all users of
>copy_siginfo_to_user32() to use copy_siginfo_to_user()
>and handle all cases in one function.

I've been looking into having siginfo64_t
with the new copy_siginfo_to_user64()
function. It looks like a pretty intricate
task. Are we sure that we want to go
down this road? I'm not sure that it'll be
worth it. Especially since we force yet
another signal struct on user space.

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