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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] signal: add procfd_signal() syscall
Andy Lutomirski <> writes:

> On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 3:41 AM Arnd Bergmann <> 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.
> BTW, do we consider siginfo_t to be extensible? If so, and if we pass
> in a pointer, presumably we should pass a length as well.

siginfo is extensible in the sense that the structure is 128 bytes
and we use at most 48 bytes. siginfo gets embedded in stack frames when
signals get delivered so a size change upwards is non-trivial, and is
possibly and ABI break so I believe a length field would be pointless.


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