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SubjectRe: [PATCH] KVM: s390: Do not leak kernel stack data in the KVM_S390_INTERRUPT ioctl
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On 13/09/2019 09.37, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> On 13.09.19 09:34, Thomas Huth wrote:
>> On 13/09/2019 09.20, Cornelia Huck wrote:
>>> On Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:23:38 +0200
>>> Thomas Huth <thuth@redhat.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hmm, we already talked about deprecating support for pre-3.15 kernel
>>>> stuff in the past (see
>>>> https://wiki.qemu.org/ChangeLog/2.12#Future_incompatible_changes for
>>>> example),
>>>
>>> Btw: did we ever do that? I don't quite recall what code we were
>>> talking about...
>>
>> We never really did - but we also never fixed the issue: If you run the
>> current QEMU on a kernel before 3.15, it refuses to work due to the
>> missing in-kernel FLIC device:
>>
>> Initialization of device s390-flic-kvm failed: KVM is missing capability
>> KVM_CAP_DEVICE_CTR
>>
>> Since nobody really complained so far that running QEMU with KVM is
>> still required on a kernel < 3.15, I think we could make this also
>> "official" now and improve the error message a little bit, pointing the
>> user to a kernel >= 3.15.
>
> Didn't we discuss back then to clean up *QEMU* and not the *kernel*?
> Especially, to wait with cleanups until somebody requests to fix
> instead. I mean you could have any user space in the wild that still
> makes use of these interfaces ...

Yes, that error message is part of QEMU, so I was referring to that one.
Sorry for mixing this into a mail thread on the kernel mailing list :-/

Thomas

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