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From: Aleksa Sarai <>
To: Michael Kerrisk <>
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <>,
	Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo <>,
	Jiri Olsa <>,
	Patrick Bellasi <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Aleksa Sarai <>
Subject: [PATCH] sched_getattr.2: update to include changed size semantics
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 23:01:40 +1100
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Due to a userspace breakage, commit 1251201c0d34 ("sched/core: Fix
uclamp ABI bug, clean up and robustify sched_read_attr() ABI logic and
code") changed the semantics of sched_getattr(2) when the userspace
struct is smaller than the kernel struct. Now, any trailing non-zero
data in the kernel structure is ignored when copying to userspace.

Ref: 1251201c0d34 ("sched/core: Fix uclamp ABI bug, clean up and
                    robustify sched_read_attr() ABI logic and code")
Signed-off-by: Aleksa Sarai <>
 man2/sched_setattr.2 | 6 ++----
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man2/sched_setattr.2 b/man2/sched_setattr.2
index 76ffa14eba85..fbb67b8eb98b 100644
--- a/man2/sched_setattr.2
+++ b/man2/sched_setattr.2
@@ -284,10 +284,8 @@ structure,
 the additional bytes in the user-space structure are not touched.
 If the caller-provided structure is smaller than the kernel
 .I sched_attr
-structure and the kernel needs to return values outside the provided space,
-.BR sched_getattr ()
-fails with the error
-.BR E2BIG .
+structure, the kernel will silently not return any values which would be stored
+outside the provided space.
 As with
 .BR sched_setattr (),
 these semantics allow for future extensibility of the interface.

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2019-11-28 12:01 Aleksa Sarai [this message]
2019-11-28 13:08 ` Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo
2019-11-28 13:55   ` Aleksa Sarai

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