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SubjectRe: [PATCHES] tty ioctls cleanups, compat and not only
On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 4:31 AM Al Viro <> wrote:
> See vfs.git#work.tty-ioctl. Completely untested, should seriously
> clean the things up wrt compat. Remaining problems (aside of the bugs
> introduced in it, of course):
> * TIOCSERGSTRUCT must die; it's present only in amiserial and it's
> _vile_; look at what it copies out and weep.
> * synclink_gt has proper compat handling for its private ioctls;
> other synclink drivers (with the same ioctls) do not.
> * dgnc definitely has buggered ioctls - structs full of longs are
> bloody bad idea for passing around. It's in staging, and I'd say that it
> needs the userland ABI fixed.
> * cyclades, rocket, moxa and mxser probably have non-trivial
> problems with their private ioctls; I hadn't looked into those.
> * n_gsm needs ->compat_ioctl(); easy to do, I just hadn't done it
> yet.
> * ipwireless might or might not need compat_ioctl (PPP stuff in it);
> not sure.
> * ldisc private ioctls need more work. Hadn't gone there yet.
> Generic ioctls should be fine - they never reach ->compat_ioctl() with this
> series.

I looked at all the new patches, looks all good to me. When I did my
(incomplete) analysis, I found a couple more things that could be
included in the series if we want to:

* TIOCSERGWILD/TIOCSERSWILD are obsolete and never do
anything useful, but the return code is inconsistent: ENOTTY
in compat mode vs 0 in uart_ioctl, plus a printk for amiserial.
If we want to keep it around rather than deleting it completely,
it should be marked as compatible.

* PPPIOCGCHAN/PPPIOCGUNIT are implemented by multiple
ldisc variants, marking them as compatible would save us from
implementing a comp_ioctl method for each one separately.
These are also used on some things that are not ttys though,
so we can't remove them from fs/compat_ioctl.c yet.

* FIONREAD/TIOCINQ and TIOCOUTQ also appear multiple
times and could be added to that list but not removed from
fs/compat_ioctl.c (I think the other users are all in sockets, so
adding them in both might be sufficient)

SIOCSOUTFILL, and SIOCGOUTFILL are in the tty_ioctl
functions for multiple protocol handlers, comparable to
the PPP ones.

> There's some overlap with patches posted earlier - e.g. I'm fairly
> sure that keyboard ioctl "remove from fs/compat_ioctl.c" part duplicates
> one of yours; I'll be glad to drop and replace such duplicates with already
> posted variants.

Ok, don't worry about the order if you decide to apply yours first,
you can just drop mine.


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