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From: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
To: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Roland McGrath <roland@hack.frob.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC][ATCH 1/3] ptrace: Remove maxargs from task_current_syscall()
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2016 13:06:35 -0800
Message-ID: <CALCETrXOTUOfq3m1fXVUv1bxmF2YKHrkEX2cuHGCAESb5Fyhpg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20161108144851.7a35c37d@gandalf.local.home>

On Nov 8, 2016 11:48 AM, "Steven Rostedt" <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 8 Nov 2016 08:20:48 -0800
> Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 8:16 AM, Linus Torvalds
> > <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> > > So I definitely approve of the change, but I wonder if we should go
> > > one step further:
> > >
> > > On Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 1:26 PM, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>  extern int task_current_syscall(struct task_struct *target, long *callno,
> > >> -                               unsigned long args[6], unsigned int maxargs,
> > >> -                               unsigned long *sp, unsigned long *pc);
> > >> +                               unsigned long args[6], unsigned long *sp,
> > >> +                               unsigned long *pc);
> > >
> > > The thing is, in C, having an array in a function declaration is
> > > pretty much exactly the same as just having a pointer, so from a type
> > > checking standpoint it doesn't really help all that much (but from a
> > > "human documentation" side the "args[6]" is much better than "*args").
> > >
> > > However, what would really help type checking is making it a
> > > structure. And maybe that structure could just contain "callno", "sp"
> > > and "pc" too? That would not only fix the type checking, it would make
> > > the calling convention even cleaner. Just have one single structure
> > > that contains all the relevant data.
> >
> > I would propose calling this 'struct seccomp_data'.
>
> I'm assuming you mean to use the existing seccomp_data? But isn't that
> already defined as a user structure? Thus, we can't add sp and pc to it.

pc is there.  sp isn't, but that could be separate.  Or you could
embed seccomp_data in a bigger structure.

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Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-11-07 21:26 [RFC][ATCH 0/3] sycalls: Remove args i and n from syscall_get_arguments() Steven Rostedt
2016-11-07 21:26 ` [RFC][ATCH 1/3] ptrace: Remove maxargs from task_current_syscall() Steven Rostedt
2016-11-07 21:26   ` Steven Rostedt
2016-11-07 23:51   ` Andy Lutomirski
2016-11-07 23:51     ` Andy Lutomirski
2016-11-08 16:16   ` Linus Torvalds
2016-11-08 16:20     ` Andy Lutomirski
2016-11-08 19:48       ` Steven Rostedt
2016-11-08 21:06         ` Andy Lutomirski [this message]
2016-11-08 21:13           ` Steven Rostedt
2016-11-07 21:26 ` [RFC][ATCH 2/3] tracing/syscalls: Pass in hardcoded 6 into syscall_get_arguments() Steven Rostedt
2016-11-07 21:26   ` Steven Rostedt
2016-11-07 21:26 ` [RFC][ATCH 3/3] syscalls: Remove start and number from syscall_get_arguments() args Steven Rostedt
2016-11-07 21:26   ` Steven Rostedt
2016-11-07 23:54   ` Andy Lutomirski
2016-11-08 19:21     ` Steven Rostedt
2016-11-08 19:21       ` Steven Rostedt

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