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Subject[PATCH 4.14 050/157] arm64: Fix syscall restarting around signal suppressed by tracer
4.14-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Dave Martin <>

commit 0fe42512b2f03f9e5a20b9f55ef1013a68b4cd48 upstream.

Commit 17c2895 ("arm64: Abstract syscallno manipulation") abstracts
out the pt_regs.syscallno value for a syscall cancelled by a tracer
as NO_SYSCALL, and provides helpers to set and check for this
condition. However, the way this was implemented has the
unintended side-effect of disabling part of the syscall restart

This comes about because the second in_syscall() check in
do_signal() re-evaluates the "in a syscall" condition based on the
updated pt_regs instead of the original pt_regs. forget_syscall()
is explicitly called prior to the second check in order to prevent
restart logic in the ret_to_user path being spuriously triggered,
which means that the second in_syscall() check always yields false.

This triggers a failure in
tools/testing/selftests/seccomp/seccomp_bpf.c, when using ptrace to
suppress a signal that interrups a nanosleep() syscall.

Misbehaviour of this type is only expected in the case where a
tracer suppresses a signal and the target process is either being
single-stepped or the interrupted syscall attempts to restart via

This patch restores the old behaviour by performing the
in_syscall() check only once at the start of the function.

Fixes: 17c289586009 ("arm64: Abstract syscallno manipulation")
Signed-off-by: Dave Martin <>
Reported-by: Sumit Semwal <>
Cc: Will Deacon <>
Cc: <> # 4.14.x-
Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

arch/arm64/kernel/signal.c | 5 +++--
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/signal.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/signal.c
@@ -676,11 +676,12 @@ static void do_signal(struct pt_regs *re
unsigned long continue_addr = 0, restart_addr = 0;
int retval = 0;
struct ksignal ksig;
+ bool syscall = in_syscall(regs);

* If we were from a system call, check for system call restarting...
- if (in_syscall(regs)) {
+ if (syscall) {
continue_addr = regs->pc;
restart_addr = continue_addr - (compat_thumb_mode(regs) ? 2 : 4);
retval = regs->regs[0];
@@ -732,7 +733,7 @@ static void do_signal(struct pt_regs *re
* Handle restarting a different system call. As above, if a debugger
* has chosen to restart at a different PC, ignore the restart.
- if (in_syscall(regs) && regs->pc == restart_addr) {
+ if (syscall && regs->pc == restart_addr) {

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