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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 seccomp 2/6] asm/syscall.h: Add syscall_arches[] array
On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 2:18 AM Al Viro <> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 02:15:50AM +0200, Jann Horn wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 2:01 AM Kees Cook <> wrote:
> > > 2) seccomp needs to handle "multiplexed" tables like x86_x32 (distros
> > > haven't removed CONFIG_X86_X32 widely yet, so it is a reality that
> > > it must be dealt with), which means seccomp's idea of the arch
> > > "number" can't be the same as the AUDIT_ARCH.
> >
> > Sure, distros ship it; but basically nobody uses it, it doesn't have
> > to be fast. As long as we don't *break* it, everything's fine. And if
> > we ignore the existence of X32 in the fastpath, that'll just mean that
> > syscalls with the X32 marker bit always hit the seccomp slowpath
> > (because it'll look like the syscall number is out-of-bounds ) - no
> > problem.
> You do realize that X32 is amd64 counterpart of mips n32, right? And that's
> not "basically nobody uses it"...

What makes X32 weird for seccomp is that it has the syscall tables for
X86-64 and X32 mushed together, using the single architecture
identifier AUDIT_ARCH_X86_64. I believe that's what Kees referred to
by "multiplexed tables".

As far as I can tell, MIPS is more well-behaved there and uses the
separate architecture identifiers

(But no, I did not actually realize that that's what N32 is. Thanks
for the explanation, I was wondering why MIPS was the only
architecture with three architecture identifiers...)

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