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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>, Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	David Sterba <dsterba@suse.com>,
	Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>,
	Anton Altaparmakov <anton@tuxera.com>,
	David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	Pavel Begunkov <asml.silence@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] iov_iter: separate direction from flavour
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2021 07:17:40 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210705051740.GA543@lst.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHk-=wj0Q8R_3AxZO-34Gp2sEQAGUKhw7t6g4QtsnSxJTxb7WA@mail.gmail.com>

On Sun, Jul 04, 2021 at 01:41:51PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 4, 2021 at 1:28 PM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
> >
> > Turns out that, at least on m68k/nommu, USER_DS and KERNEL_DS are the same.
> >
> > #define USER_DS         MAKE_MM_SEG(TASK_SIZE)
> > #define KERNEL_DS       MAKE_MM_SEG(0xFFFFFFFF)
> 
> Ahh. So the code is fine, it's just that "uaccess_kernel()" isn't
> something that can be reliably even tested for, and it will always
> return true on those nommu platforms.

Yes, I think m68knommu and armnommu have this problems.  They really
need to be converted to stop implementing set_fs ASAP, as there is no
point for them.

> And we don't have a "uaccess_user()" macro that would test if it
> matches USER_DS (and that also would always return true on those
> configurations), so we can't just change the
> 
>         WARN_ON_ONCE(uaccess_kernel());
> 
> into a
> 
>         WARN_ON_ONCE(!uaccess_user());
> 
> instead.
> 
> Very annoying. Basically, every single use of "uaccess_kernel()" is unreliable.

Yes.

> The other alternative would be to just make nommu platforms that have
> KERNEL_DS==USER_DS simply do
> 
>     #define uaccess_kernel() (false)
> 
> and avoid it that way, since that's closer to what the modern
> non-CONFIG_SET_FS world view is, and is what include/linux/uaccess.h
> does for that case..

Maybe that is the best short-term bandaid.

      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-07-05  5:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-04 17:29 Guenter Roeck
2021-07-04 18:31 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-04 18:54   ` Guenter Roeck
2021-07-04 19:04     ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-04 20:28       ` Guenter Roeck
2021-07-04 20:41         ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-04 21:47           ` Guenter Roeck
2021-07-04 22:44             ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-04 22:47               ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-07-04 22:53                 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-04 23:34                   ` Linus Torvalds
2021-07-05  5:17           ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]

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