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From: Jan Harkes <jaharkes@cs.cmu.edu>
To: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	linux-api@vger.kernel.org, linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/11] UAPI: coda: Don't use internal kernel structs in UAPI
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 13:28:58 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180905172858.pv2vafetjzzk5jxs@cs.cmu.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1c57005277ac723ebb670a1dc847a205f0529d53.camel@opteya.com>

On Wed, Sep 05, 2018 at 07:12:37PM +0200, Yann Droneaud wrote:
> Le mercredi 05 septembre 2018 à 16:55 +0100, David Howells a écrit :
> > The size and layout of internal kernel structures may not be relied
> > upon outside of the kernel and may even change in a containerised
> > environment if a container image is frozen and shifted to another
> > machine.
> > 
> > Excise these from Coda's upc_req struct.
...
> 
> This structure should not have been exposed to userspace in the first
> place: it's unusable by userspace as it is. It was incorrect to have it
> outside of #ifdef __KERNEL__ before commit 607ca46e97a1b ... 
...
> So the structure can be moved back to <linux/coda_psdev.h>.

I found a year old patch that clearly fell through the cracks that
fixes this exact thing.

    https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/8/6/186

Jan

WARNING: multiple messages have this Message-ID
From: Jan Harkes <jaharkes@cs.cmu.edu>
To: Yann Droneaud <ydroneaud@opteya.com>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	linux-api@vger.kernel.org, linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/11] UAPI: coda: Don't use internal kernel structs in UAPI
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 13:28:58 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180905172858.pv2vafetjzzk5jxs@cs.cmu.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1c57005277ac723ebb670a1dc847a205f0529d53.camel@opteya.com>

On Wed, Sep 05, 2018 at 07:12:37PM +0200, Yann Droneaud wrote:
> Le mercredi 05 septembre 2018 � 16:55 +0100, David Howells a �crit :
> > The size and layout of internal kernel structures may not be relied
> > upon outside of the kernel and may even change in a containerised
> > environment if a container image is frozen and shifted to another
> > machine.
> > 
> > Excise these from Coda's upc_req struct.
...
> 
> This structure should not have been exposed to userspace in the first
> place: it's unusable by userspace as it is. It was incorrect to have it
> outside of #ifdef __KERNEL__ before commit 607ca46e97a1b ... 
...
> So the structure can be moved back to <linux/coda_psdev.h>.

I found a year old patch that clearly fell through the cracks that
fixes this exact thing.

    https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/8/6/186

Jan

  reply	other threads:[~2018-09-05 17:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 124+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-09-05 15:54 [RFC] UAPI: Check headers by compiling all together as C++ David Howells
2018-09-05 15:54 ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:54 ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:54 ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:54 ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:54 ` [PATCH 01/11] UAPI: drm: Fix use of C++ keywords as structural members David Howells
2018-09-05 15:54   ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:54 ` [PATCH 02/11] UAPI: keys: " David Howells
2018-09-05 15:54   ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:54 ` [PATCH 03/11] UAPI: virtio_net: " David Howells
2018-09-05 16:54   ` Greg KH
2018-09-05 16:54   ` Greg KH
2018-09-05 17:15   ` David Howells
2018-09-05 17:15   ` David Howells
2018-09-05 17:35   ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-05 17:35   ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-06  7:09   ` David Howells
2018-09-06  7:09   ` David Howells
2018-09-06 14:36     ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-06 14:36     ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-05 15:54 ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:55 ` [PATCH 04/11] UAPI: bcache: Fix use of embedded flexible array David Howells
2018-10-02 14:52   ` Jan Engelhardt
2018-10-09 15:41   ` David Howells
2018-10-09 16:54     ` Jan Engelhardt
2018-09-05 15:55 ` [PATCH 05/11] UAPI: coda: Don't use internal kernel structs in UAPI David Howells
2018-09-05 16:54   ` Jan Harkes
2018-09-05 17:12   ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-05 17:28     ` Jan Harkes [this message]
2018-09-05 17:28       ` Jan Harkes
2018-09-05 17:24   ` David Howells
2018-09-06  7:13   ` David Howells
2018-09-06 11:52     ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-06 12:16       ` Jan Harkes
2018-09-06 12:16         ` Jan Harkes
2018-09-06 14:53     ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:55 ` [PATCH 06/11] UAPI: netfilter: Fix symbol collision issues David Howells
2018-09-05 15:55 ` [PATCH 07/11] UAPI: nilfs2: Fix use of undefined byteswapping functions David Howells
2018-09-05 22:20   ` Al Viro
2018-09-05 15:55 ` [PATCH 08/11] UAPI: sound: Fix use of u32 and co. in UAPI headers David Howells
2018-09-05 15:55   ` David Howells
2018-09-06  5:59   ` Takashi Sakamoto
2018-09-06  5:59     ` Takashi Sakamoto
2018-09-06  8:17   ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:55 ` [PATCH 09/11] UAPI: ndctl: Fix g++-unsupported initialisation in headers David Howells
2018-09-05 15:55   ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:55   ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:55 ` [PATCH 10/11] UAPI: ndctl: Remove use of PAGE_SIZE David Howells
2018-09-05 15:55   ` David Howells
2018-09-05 15:55 ` [PATCH 11/11] UAPI: Check headers build for C++ David Howells
2018-09-05 16:55 ` [RFC] UAPI: Check headers by compiling all together as C++ Greg KH
2018-09-05 16:55 ` Greg KH
2018-09-05 16:55   ` Greg KH
2018-09-05 16:55   ` Greg KH
2018-09-05 16:55   ` Greg KH
2018-09-05 17:33   ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-05 17:33     ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-05 17:33     ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-05 17:33     ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-05 17:42     ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-05 17:42     ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-05 17:42       ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-05 17:42       ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-05 17:42       ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-05 17:42       ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-05 17:42       ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-06  7:12     ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-06  7:12       ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-06  7:12       ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-06  7:12       ` Yann Droneaud
2018-09-05 19:22   ` Jan Engelhardt
2018-09-05 19:22   ` Jan Engelhardt
2018-09-05 19:22     ` Jan Engelhardt
2018-09-05 19:22     ` Jan Engelhardt
2018-09-05 19:22     ` Jan Engelhardt
2018-09-05 17:50 ` David Howells
2018-09-05 17:50 ` David Howells
2018-09-05 17:50   ` David Howells
2018-09-06  9:18 David Howells
2018-09-06  9:18 ` David Howells
2018-09-06  9:18 ` David Howells
2018-09-06  9:18 ` David Howells
2018-09-06  9:18 ` David Howells
     [not found] ` <153622549721.14298.8116794954073122489.stgit-S6HVgzuS8uM4Awkfq6JHfwNdhmdF6hFW@public.gmane.org>
2018-09-06  9:18   ` [PATCH 01/11] UAPI: drm: Fix use of C++ keywords as structural members [ver #2] David Howells
2018-09-06  9:18     ` David Howells
2018-09-06  9:18 ` [PATCH 02/11] UAPI: keys: " David Howells
2018-09-06  9:18   ` David Howells
2018-09-06  9:18 ` [PATCH 03/11] UAPI: virtio_net: " David Howells
2018-09-06 15:02   ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-06 15:02   ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-09-06  9:18 ` David Howells
2018-09-06  9:18 ` [PATCH 04/11] UAPI: bcache: Fix use of embedded flexible array " David Howells
2018-09-06  9:18 ` [PATCH 05/11] UAPI: coda: Move kernel internals out of public view " David Howells
2018-09-06  9:18   ` David Howells
2018-09-06  9:19 ` [PATCH 06/11] coda: Move internal defs out of include/linux/ " David Howells
2018-09-06  9:19 ` [PATCH 07/11] UAPI: netfilter: Fix symbol collision issues " David Howells
2018-09-10 17:32   ` kbuild test robot
2018-09-10 17:32     ` kbuild test robot
2018-09-10 17:32     ` kbuild test robot
2018-09-28 13:07   ` [netfilter-core] " Pablo Neira Ayuso
2018-10-09 15:35   ` David Howells
2018-09-06  9:19 ` [PATCH 08/11] UAPI: nilfs2: Fix use of undefined byteswapping functions " David Howells
2018-09-06  9:19 ` [PATCH 09/11] UAPI: ndctl: Fix g++-unsupported initialisation in headers " David Howells
2018-09-06  9:19   ` David Howells
2018-09-06  9:19   ` David Howells
2018-09-25 20:22   ` Dan Williams
2018-09-25 20:22     ` Dan Williams
2018-09-25 20:22     ` Dan Williams
2018-09-06  9:19 ` [PATCH 10/11] UAPI: ndctl: Remove use of PAGE_SIZE " David Howells
2018-09-06  9:19   ` David Howells
2018-09-06  9:19   ` David Howells
2018-09-25 20:17   ` Dan Williams
2018-09-25 20:17     ` Dan Williams
2018-09-25 20:17     ` Dan Williams
2018-10-09 15:36   ` David Howells
2018-10-09 15:36     ` David Howells
2018-09-06  9:19 ` [PATCH 11/11] UAPI: Check headers build for C++ " David Howells
2018-09-10 16:26   ` kbuild test robot
2018-09-10 16:26     ` kbuild test robot
2018-09-10 16:26     ` kbuild test robot
2018-09-10 17:02   ` kbuild test robot
2018-09-10 17:02     ` kbuild test robot
2018-09-10 17:02     ` kbuild test robot
2018-09-14  9:10   ` Arnd Bergmann

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