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From: David Hildenbrand <david@redhat.com>
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Subject: Re: Buggy commit tracked to: "Re: [PATCH 2/9] iov_iter: move rw_copy_check_uvector() into lib/iov_iter.c"
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:36:40 +0200
Message-ID: <5fd6003b-55a6-2c3c-9a28-8fd3a575ca78@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <bc0a091865f34700b9df332c6e9dcdfd@AcuMS.aculab.com>

On 22.10.20 11:32, David Laight wrote:
> From: David Hildenbrand
>> Sent: 22 October 2020 10:25
> ...
>> ... especially because I recall that clang and gcc behave slightly
>> differently:
>>
>> https://github.com/hjl-tools/x86-psABI/issues/2
>>
>> "Function args are different: narrow types are sign or zero extended to
>> 32 bits, depending on their type. clang depends on this for incoming
>> args, but gcc doesn't make that assumption. But both compilers do it
>> when calling, so gcc code can call clang code.
> 
> It really is best to use 'int' (or even 'long') for all numeric
> arguments (and results) regardless of the domain of the value.
> 
> Related, I've always worried about 'bool'....
> 
>> The upper 32 bits of registers are always undefined garbage for types
>> smaller than 64 bits."
> 
> On x86-64 the high bits are zeroed by all 32bit loads.

Yeah, but does not help here.


My thinking: if the compiler that calls import_iovec() has garbage in
the upper 32 bit

a) gcc will zero it out and not rely on it being zero.
b) clang will not zero it out, assuming it is zero.

But

a) will zero it out when calling the !inlined variant
b) clang will zero it out when calling the !inlined variant

When inlining, b) strikes. We access garbage. That would mean that we
have calling code that's not generated by clang/gcc IIUC.

We can test easily by changing the parameters instead of adding an "inline".

-- 
Thanks,

David / dhildenb


  reply index

Thread overview: 66+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-25  4:51 let import_iovec deal with compat_iovecs as well v4 Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 1/9] compat.h: fix a spelling error in <linux/compat.h> Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 2/9] iov_iter: move rw_copy_check_uvector() into lib/iov_iter.c Christoph Hellwig
2020-10-21 16:13   ` Buggy commit tracked to: "Re: [PATCH 2/9] iov_iter: move rw_copy_check_uvector() into lib/iov_iter.c" Greg KH
2020-10-21 20:59     ` David Laight
2020-10-21 23:39     ` Al Viro
2020-10-22  8:26       ` Greg KH
2020-10-22  8:35         ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22  8:40           ` David Laight
2020-10-22  8:48             ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22  9:01               ` Greg KH
2020-10-22  9:06                 ` David Laight
2020-10-22  9:19                 ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22  9:25                   ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22  9:32                     ` David Laight
2020-10-22  9:36                       ` David Hildenbrand [this message]
2020-10-22 10:48                         ` Greg KH
2020-10-22 12:18                           ` Greg KH
2020-10-22 12:42                             ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22 12:57                               ` Greg KH
2020-10-22 13:50                                 ` Greg KH
     [not found]                                   ` <CAK8P3a1B7OVdyzW0-97JwzZiwp0D0fnSfyete16QTvPp_1m07A@mail.gmail.com>
2020-10-22 14:40                                     ` Greg KH
2020-10-22 16:15                                       ` David Laight
2020-10-23 12:46                                   ` David Laight
2020-10-23 13:09                                     ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-23 14:33                                       ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-23 14:39                                         ` David Laight
2020-10-23 14:47                                           ` 'Greg KH'
2020-10-23 16:33                                             ` David Hildenbrand
2020-11-02  9:06                                             ` David Laight
2020-11-02 13:52                                               ` 'Greg KH'
2020-11-02 18:23                                                 ` David Laight
2020-10-23 17:58                                       ` Al Viro
2020-10-23 18:27                                         ` Segher Boessenkool
2020-10-23 21:28                                           ` David Laight
2020-10-24 17:29                                             ` Segher Boessenkool
2020-10-24 21:12                                               ` David Laight
     [not found]                                     ` <CAK8P3a1n+b8hOMhNQSDzgic03dyXbmpccfTJ3C1bGKvzsgMXbg@mail.gmail.com>
2020-10-23 13:28                                       ` David Laight
2020-10-22 13:23                         ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-10-22 16:35                           ` David Laight
2020-10-22 16:40                             ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-10-22 16:50                               ` David Laight
2020-10-22 17:00                               ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-10-22 20:59                                 ` Eric Biggers
2020-10-22 21:28                                   ` Al Viro
2020-10-22 18:19                               ` Al Viro
2020-10-22 17:54                             ` Nick Desaulniers
     [not found]                               ` <CAK8P3a3LjG+ZvmQrkb9zpgov8xBkQQWrkHBPgjfYSqBKGrwT4w@mail.gmail.com>
2020-10-22 19:04                                 ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-10-22 19:24                                   ` Al Viro
2020-10-22 19:27                                     ` Al Viro
2020-10-22 20:06                                     ` Al Viro
2020-10-22 20:09                                       ` Al Viro
2020-10-22 20:11                                     ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-10-22 22:07                                     ` David Laight
2020-10-23 13:12                                     ` David Hildenbrand
2020-10-22 22:04                                   ` David Laight
2020-10-22  9:28                   ` David Laight
2020-10-22  9:02               ` David Laight
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 3/9] iov_iter: refactor rw_copy_check_uvector and import_iovec Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 4/9] iov_iter: transparently handle compat iovecs in import_iovec Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 5/9] fs: remove various compat readv/writev helpers Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 6/9] fs: remove the compat readv/writev syscalls Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 7/9] fs: remove compat_sys_vmsplice Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 8/9] mm: remove compat_process_vm_{readv,writev} Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25  4:51 ` [PATCH 9/9] security/keys: remove compat_keyctl_instantiate_key_iov Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-25 15:23 ` let import_iovec deal with compat_iovecs as well v4 Al Viro

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