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From: Jann Horn <>
To: Kees Cook <>
Cc: Michael Kerrisk <>,
	linux-man <>,
	LKML <>,
	Andy Lutomirski <>,
	Will Drewry <>, "H. Peter Anvin" <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 2/2] syscall.2: add x32 ABI
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:40:43 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

[added H. Peter Anvin to CC for this patch because he
seems to have contributed large parts of the X32 code]

 man2/syscall.2 | 9 ++++++++-
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/man2/syscall.2 b/man2/syscall.2
index ef8f3cf..1f25255 100644
--- a/man2/syscall.2
+++ b/man2/syscall.2
@@ -170,12 +170,18 @@ s390	svc 0	r1	r2	See below
 s390x	svc 0	r1	r2	See below
 sparc/32	t 0x10	g1	o0
 sparc/64	t 0x6d	g1	o0
-x86_64	syscall	rax	rax
+x86_64	syscall	rax	rax	See below
+x32	syscall	rax	rax	See below
 For s390 and s390x, NR (the system call number)
 may be passed directly with "svc NR" if it is less than 256.
+The x32 ABI uses the same instruction as the x86_64 ABI and is used on
+the same processors. To differentiate between them, the bitmask
+is bitwise-ORed into the syscall number for syscalls under the x32 ABI.
 On a few architectures,
 a register is used to indicate simple boolean failure of the system call:
 ia64 uses
@@ -210,6 +216,7 @@ s390x       r2    r3    r4    r5    r6    r7    -
 sparc/32    o0    o1    o2    o3    o4    o5    -
 sparc/64    o0    o1    o2    o3    o4    o5    -
 x86_64      rdi   rsi   rdx   r10   r8    r9    -
+x32         rdi   rsi   rdx   r10   r8    r9    -
 The mips/o32 system call convention passes

  parent reply	other threads:[~2015-03-24 18:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-03-16 18:01 [PATCH] seccomp.2: Explain arch checking, value (non-)truncation, expand example Jann Horn
2015-03-16 22:25 ` Kees Cook
2015-03-16 23:34   ` Jann Horn
2015-03-17 17:23     ` Kees Cook
2015-03-22 15:58     ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2015-03-24 18:38     ` [PATCH v2 1/2] seccomp.2: Explain blacklisting problems, " Jann Horn
2015-03-29 16:01       ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2015-03-24 18:40     ` Jann Horn [this message]
2015-04-21 14:01       ` [PATCH v2 2/2] syscall.2: add x32 ABI Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)

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