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SubjectRe: [PATCHES] tty ioctls cleanups, compat and not only
On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 4:27 AM Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 10:56:48PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:

> commit de36af5ca465156863b5fb7548e3660ea7d3bbcf
> Author: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
> Date: Thu Sep 13 22:12:15 2018 -0400
>
> change semantics of ldisc ->compat_ioctl()
>
> First of all, make it return int. Returning long when native method
> had never allowed that is ridiculous and inconvenient.

Ack.

> More importantly, change the caller; if ldisc ->compat_ioctl() is NULL
> or returns -ENOIOCTLCMD, tty_compat_ioctl() will try to feed cmd and
> compat_ptr(arg) to ldisc's native ->ioctl().
>
> That simplifies ->compat_ioctl() instances quite a bit - they only
> need to deal with ioctls that are neither generic tty ones (those
> would get shunted off to tty_ioctl()) nor simple compat pointer ones.

This does sound very appealing, but there is a small downside:
The difference between ".compat_ioctl = NULL" and
".compat_ioctl=native_ioctl" is now very subtle, and I wouldn't
necessarily expect casual readers to understand that.

If we go with my file_operations patch for generic_compat_ioctl_ptrarg
and add generic_compat_ioctl_intarg, we can do the same thing here
with ldisc_compat_ioctl_ptrarg/ldisc_compat_ioctl_intarg to make it
a little more consistent with fops and self-documenting.

> diff --git a/drivers/bluetooth/hci_ldisc.c b/drivers/bluetooth/hci_ldisc.c
> index 963bb0309e25..ae0dd57a8e99 100644
> --- a/drivers/bluetooth/hci_ldisc.c
> +++ b/drivers/bluetooth/hci_ldisc.c
> @@ -821,6 +821,7 @@ static int __init hci_uart_init(void)
> hci_uart_ldisc.read = hci_uart_tty_read;
> hci_uart_ldisc.write = hci_uart_tty_write;
> hci_uart_ldisc.ioctl = hci_uart_tty_ioctl;
> + hci_uart_ldisc.compat_ioctl = hci_uart_tty_ioctl;
> hci_uart_ldisc.poll = hci_uart_tty_poll;
> hci_uart_ldisc.receive_buf = hci_uart_tty_receive;
> hci_uart_ldisc.write_wakeup = hci_uart_tty_wakeup;

so this would become

hci_uart_ldisc.compat_ioctl = ldisc_compat_ioctl_intarg;

> static struct tty_ldisc_ops sp_ldisc = {
> .owner = THIS_MODULE,
> .magic = TTY_LDISC_MAGIC,
> @@ -776,9 +758,6 @@ static struct tty_ldisc_ops sp_ldisc = {
> .open = sixpack_open,
> .close = sixpack_close,
> .ioctl = sixpack_ioctl,
> -#ifdef CONFIG_COMPAT
> - .compat_ioctl = sixpack_compat_ioctl,
> -#endif
> .receive_buf = sixpack_receive_buf,
> .write_wakeup = sixpack_write_wakeup,
> };

And this would be

.compat_ioctl = ldisc_compat_ioctl_ptrarg,

respectively

> diff --git a/drivers/tty/tty_io.c b/drivers/tty/tty_io.c
> index 0f75ae6bfaa7..483ad432d906 100644
> --- a/drivers/tty/tty_io.c
> +++ b/drivers/tty/tty_io.c
> @@ -2824,6 +2824,9 @@ static long tty_compat_ioctl(struct file *file, unsigned int cmd,
> return hung_up_tty_compat_ioctl(file, cmd, arg);
> if (ld->ops->compat_ioctl)
> retval = ld->ops->compat_ioctl(tty, file, cmd, arg);
> + if (retval == -ENOIOCTLCMD && ld->ops->ioctl)
> + retval = ld->ops->ioctl(tty, file,
> + (unsigned long)compat_ptr(cmd), arg);
> tty_ldisc_deref(ld);

The added fallback would still be useful in case someone
forgets to add the .compat_ioctl assignment to a newly
added ldisc.

Another idea I had for a final fallback would be

tty_ldisc_deref(ld);
+ if (retval == -ENOIOCTLCMD && _IOC_TYPE(cmd) == 'T') {
+ retval = tty_ioctl(file, cmd, (unsigned long)compat_ptr(arg));
+ WARN_ON_ONCE(retval != -ENOIOCTLCMD && retval != -ENOTTY);
+ }

Seeing that you list every single 'T' command in tty_compat_ioctl()
that we handle in the native case, that WARN_ON_ONCE should not
trigger for any input, but it would catch (and warn about) any of those
that might get added in the future to the native code path without the
compat entry.

That might be too much -- if it gets easy enough to keep the code
correct in the first place, there is no need.

Arnd

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