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From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
To: "Jason A. Donenfeld" <Jason@zx2c4.com>
Cc: "linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"open list:BROADCOM NVRAM DRIVER" <linux-mips@vger.kernel.org>,
	Paul Burton <paulburton@kernel.org>,
	Vincenzo Frascino <vincenzo.frascino@arm.com>,
	Christian Brauner <christian.brauner@canonical.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mips: vdso: conditionalize 32-bit time functions on COMPAT_32BIT_TIME
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2019 16:37:17 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAK8P3a11g-UXcYdudDtp0TWCQAfotpc-63BqYwn-a9LDxV-b+Q@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHmME9o==nBONywVgSjsmjs2H_A8itgmwibqzPmvivcSocKWRQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 3:37 PM Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason@zx2c4.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 1:34 PM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
> >
> > - Why does it crash in the first place rather than returning -ENOSYS?
>
> There's a bit of speculation about this in the original thread that
> prompted this patch (you're CC'd).
>
> >
> > - How does it actually work if you run an application built against
> >   an old musl version on a kernel that tries to make this not work?
> >   Do you just get a random time (uninitialized user space stack) and
> >   work with that without checking the error code?
>
> Actually, your patch fails here. The ts struct remains as it was
> before, filled with garbage. No good. My original patch in this
> thread, though, does result in the correct value being written to ts.

Ok, that is the intended behavior then, clock_gettime() needs
to fail with -EINVAL or -ENOSYS here (depending on the libc
implementation), and of course the data is not updated.

Returning success from clock_gettime() on a kernel with only
time64 support and a libc with only time32 support (or vice
versa) would be a bug.

    Arnd

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-12-30 15:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-23 13:08 vdso-related userspace crashes on 5.5 mips64 Jason A. Donenfeld
2019-12-23 21:44 ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2019-12-23 23:29 ` Paul Burton
2019-12-24 13:37   ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2019-12-30 15:58     ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-24 14:19   ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2019-12-24 13:54 ` [PATCH] mips: vdso: conditionalize 32-bit time functions on COMPAT_32BIT_TIME Jason A. Donenfeld
2019-12-30 11:57   ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-30 12:26     ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2019-12-30 12:34       ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-30 14:37         ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2019-12-30 15:10           ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2019-12-30 15:37           ` Arnd Bergmann [this message]
2019-12-30 15:39             ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2019-12-30 15:47               ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-30 15:58                 ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2019-12-30 17:33                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-30 21:09                     ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2019-12-30 21:42                       ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2019-12-31 16:14                         ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2020-01-01  4:10                           ` Paul Burton
2020-01-01  4:25                             ` Paul Burton
2020-01-01  9:47                               ` Jason A. Donenfeld
2020-01-01  9:47                             ` Jason A. Donenfeld

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