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From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <>
To: Michael Schmitz <>,
	Greg Ungerer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] m68k/kernel - wire up syscall_trace_enter/leave for m68k
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 23:09:09 +0200
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On 7/27/20 10:48 PM, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> On 27/07/20 10:03 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>> Hi Michael!
>> On 7/27/20 6:19 AM, Michael Schmitz wrote:
>>> m68k (other than Coldfire) uses syscall_trace for both trace entry
>>> and trace exit. Seccomp support requires separate entry points for
>>> trace entry and exit which are already provided for Coldfire.
>>> Replace syscall_trace by syscall_trace_enter and syscall_trace_leave
>>> in preparation for seccomp support. Check return code of
>>> syscall_trace_enter(), and skip syscall if nonzero. Return code
>>> will be left at what had been set by by ptrace or seccomp.
>> Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't the skip happen when the return
>> code is -1? At least that's what we're doing on SuperH and that seems
>> to be what other architectures are doing as well.
> What other non-zero return codes do you expect syscall_trace_enter() to set, and what should the action in entry.S be?

I just don't think we should do it any different than the other architectures
which explicitly compare the return value against -1, i.e. RISC-V and PA-RISC.

> (Note that according to my reading, your SH patch does not actually do what your description says. If syscall_trace_enter() returns a positive non-zero value, that value is _not_ used as changed syscall number. SH uses r3 for the syscall number, not r0).

You are right, of course. I somehow mixed that up. You're right, it checks
the return value of syscall_trace_enter and it should skip the syscall
if syscall_trace_enter returns -1.

> As far as I can see, any non-zero return code should abort the syscall, so I just test for that (for simplicity). Our use of the tracehook_report_syscall_entry() return code (directly passed back from syscall_trace_enter()) doesn't leave much choice there, see comment in include/linux/tracehook.h.

My point is to stay consistent with the other architectures.

> If later on seccomp needs any specific action, it should be easy enough to change the syscall number (offset PT_OFF_ORIG_D0 on the stack) or syscall return code (offset PT_OFF_D0). There's code in kernel/ptrace.c to do that AFAICS.
> Changing the behaviour of syscall_trace_enter() to match what other architectures do (return changed syscall number, not error code) is beyond the scope of this patch. I suspect the capability to change syscall numbers from ptrace code does predate the seccomp filter approach, and as m68k has never used it in the past, I don't see a point to add this now.

Yes, I agree and my previous comment in this regard was wrong.

>> Also, shouldn't that part of the change not be part of the patch that
>> adds support for SECCOMP filter like in [1]? I don't think it makes
>> sense to add the return code check unless the rest of SECCOMP filter
>> has been implemented.
> After replacing syscall_trace() by syscall_trace_enter() and syscall_trace_leave(), there is a return code provided by syscall_trace_enter() which we must check, hence I added the check at the same time as replacing syscall_trace() for non-Coldfire m68k.
> (I note that the same check should probably be added to coldfire/entry.S.)
Do we actually need to check the return value unless we implement SECCOMP_FILTER?
(Which no doubt we will do ;-)). 

> I can't test any of the later seccomp related stuff, so I'd rather leave that bit to someone else who can.

I will work on the necessary changes for libseccomp this week, so that we can test
whether the libseccomp live tests pass correctly on a patched kernel.


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Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-23 10:03 syscall_trace_enter and syscall_trace_leave for m68k w/MMU John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2020-07-23 22:56 ` Michael Schmitz
2020-07-25  1:48 ` [PATCH RFC] m68k/kernel - wire up syscall_trace_enter/leave for m68k Michael Schmitz
2020-07-26  1:28 ` [PATCH RFC v2] " Michael Schmitz
2020-07-27  4:19 ` [PATCH] " Michael Schmitz
2020-07-27 10:03   ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2020-07-27 20:48     ` Michael Schmitz
2020-07-27 21:09       ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz [this message]
2020-08-26 11:18         ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-08-26 11:50           ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2020-08-26 11:23   ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-08-26 11:27     ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2020-08-26 12:32       ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-08-26 12:35         ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2020-08-26 12:38           ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-08-26 12:42             ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
2020-08-26 14:22               ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-08-27  0:08     ` Michael Schmitz
2020-08-27  9:19       ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-08-27 19:29         ` Michael Schmitz
2020-08-28  8:58           ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2020-08-05 12:23 ` syscall_trace_enter and syscall_trace_leave for m68k w/MMU Greg Ungerer
2020-08-05 12:36   ` John Paul Adrian Glaubitz

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