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Subject[patch V2 08/10] x86/entry/32: Remove the 0/-1 distinction from exception entries
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Nothing cares about the -1 "mark as interrupt" in the errorcode of
exception entries. It's only used to fill the error code when a signal
is delivered, but this is already inconsistent vs. 64 bit as there all
exceptions which do not have an error code set it to 0. So if 32bit
applications would care about this, then they would have noticed more
than a decade ago.

Just use 0 for all excpetions which do not have an errorcode consistently.

This does neither break /proc/$PID/syscall because this interface
examines the error code / syscall number which is on the stack and that
is set to -1 (no syscall) in common_exception unconditionally for all
exceptions. The push in the entry stub is just there to fill the
hardware error code slot on the stack for consistency of the stack
layout.

A transient observation of 0 is possible, but that's true for the other
exceptions which use 0 already as well and that interface is an unreliable
snapshot of dubious correctness anyway.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Reviewed-by: Alexandre Chartre <alexandre.chartre@oracle.com>
---
V2: Amend changelog. Rebased on top of tip x86/entry
---
arch/x86/entry/entry_32.S | 6 +++---
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/x86/entry/entry_32.S
+++ b/arch/x86/entry/entry_32.S
@@ -1290,7 +1290,7 @@ SYM_CODE_END(simd_coprocessor_error)

SYM_CODE_START(device_not_available)
ASM_CLAC
- pushl $-1 # mark this as an int
+ pushl $0
pushl $do_device_not_available
jmp common_exception
SYM_CODE_END(device_not_available)
@@ -1531,7 +1531,7 @@ SYM_CODE_START(debug)
* Entry from sysenter is now handled in common_exception
*/
ASM_CLAC
- pushl $-1 # mark this as an int
+ pushl $0
pushl $do_debug
jmp common_exception
SYM_CODE_END(debug)
@@ -1682,7 +1682,7 @@ SYM_CODE_END(nmi)

SYM_CODE_START(int3)
ASM_CLAC
- pushl $-1 # mark this as an int
+ pushl $0
pushl $do_int3
jmp common_exception
SYM_CODE_END(int3)
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