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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/9] kernel: add a PF_FORCE_COMPAT flag
On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 09:59:36AM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:

> As one example, look at __sys_setsockopt(). It's called for the
> native and compat versions, and it contains an in_compat_syscall()
> check. (This particularly check looks dubious to me, but that's
> another story.) If this were to be done with equivalent semantics
> without a separate COMPAT_DEFINE_SYSCALL and without
> in_compat_syscall(), there would need to be some indication as to
> whether this is compat or native setsockopt. There are other
> setsockopt implementations in the net stack with more
> legitimate-seeming uses of in_compat_syscall() that would need some
> other mechanism if in_compat_syscall() were to go away.
>
> setsockopt is (I hope!) out of scope for io_uring, but the situation
> isn't fundamentally different from read and write.

Except that setsockopt() had that crap very widespread; for read()
and write() those are very rare exceptions.

Andy, please RTFS. Or dig through archives. The situation
with setsockopt() is *NOT* a good thing - it's (probably) the least
of the evils. The last thing we need is making that the norm.

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