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From: David Laight <David.Laight@ACULAB.COM>
To: 'Christoph Hellwig' <hch@lst.de>,
	Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
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Subject: RE: [PATCH 04/11] iov_iter: explicitly check for CHECK_IOVEC_ONLY in rw_copy_check_uvector
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:05:32 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7336624280b8444fb4cb00407317741b@AcuMS.aculab.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200921143434.707844-5-hch@lst.de>

From: Christoph Hellwig
> Sent: 21 September 2020 15:34
> 
> Explicitly check for the magic value insted of implicitly relying on
> its numeric representation.   Also drop the rather pointless unlikely
> annotation.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
> ---
>  lib/iov_iter.c | 5 ++---
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/lib/iov_iter.c b/lib/iov_iter.c
> index d7e72343c360eb..a64867501a7483 100644
> --- a/lib/iov_iter.c
> +++ b/lib/iov_iter.c
> @@ -1709,8 +1709,7 @@ static ssize_t rw_copy_check_uvector(int type,
>  			ret = -EINVAL;
>  			goto out;
>  		}
> -		if (type >= 0
> -		    && unlikely(!access_ok(buf, len))) {
> +		if (type != CHECK_IOVEC_ONLY && !access_ok(buf, len)) {
>  			ret = -EFAULT;
>  			goto out;
>  		}
> @@ -1824,7 +1823,7 @@ static ssize_t compat_rw_copy_check_uvector(int type,
>  		}
>  		if (len < 0)	/* size_t not fitting in compat_ssize_t .. */
>  			goto out;
> -		if (type >= 0 &&
> +		if (type != CHECK_IOVEC_ONLY &&
>  		    !access_ok(compat_ptr(buf), len)) {
>  			ret = -EFAULT;
>  			goto out;
> --
> 2.28.0

I've actually no idea:
1) Why there is an access_ok() check here.
   It will be repeated by the user copy functions.
2) Why it isn't done when called from mm/process_vm_access.c.
   Ok, the addresses refer to a different process, but they
   must still be valid user addresses.

Is 2 a legacy from when access_ok() actually checked that the
addresses were mapped into the process's address space?

	David

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  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-21 15:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-21 14:34 let import_iovec deal with compat_iovecs as well v2 Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-21 14:34 ` [PATCH 01/11] compat.h: fix a spelling error in <linux/compat.h> Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-21 14:34 ` [PATCH 02/11] mm: call import_iovec() instead of rw_copy_check_uvector() in process_vm_rw() Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-21 14:48   ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-09-21 15:02   ` Al Viro
2020-09-21 15:21     ` David Laight
2020-09-21 15:29       ` Al Viro
2020-09-21 15:44         ` David Laight
2020-09-21 16:27           ` Al Viro
2020-09-21 16:12         ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-21 14:34 ` [PATCH 03/11] iov_iter: move rw_copy_check_uvector() into lib/iov_iter.c and mark it static Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-21 14:34 ` [PATCH 04/11] iov_iter: explicitly check for CHECK_IOVEC_ONLY in rw_copy_check_uvector Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-21 15:05   ` David Laight [this message]
2020-09-21 15:11     ` Al Viro
2020-09-21 15:26       ` David Laight
2020-09-21 15:07   ` Al Viro
2020-09-21 14:34 ` [PATCH 05/11] iov_iter: merge the compat case into rw_copy_check_uvector Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-21 15:14   ` Al Viro
2021-01-08 11:49   ` David Laight
2020-09-21 14:34 ` [PATCH 06/11] iov_iter: handle the compat case in import_iovec Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-21 15:20   ` Al Viro
2020-09-21 14:34 ` [PATCH 07/11] fs: remove various compat readv/writev helpers Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-21 14:34 ` [PATCH 08/11] fs: remove the compat readv/writev syscalls Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-21 14:34 ` [PATCH 09/11] fs: remove compat_sys_vmsplice Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-21 14:34 ` [PATCH 10/11] mm: remove compat_process_vm_{readv,writev} Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-21 14:34 ` [PATCH 11/11] security/keys: remove compat_keyctl_instantiate_key_iov Christoph Hellwig

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