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From: ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman)
To: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	christian@brauner.io, Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com>,
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	cyphar@cyphar.com, Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
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	Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>,
	Daniel Colascione <dancol@google.com>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] signal: add procfd_signal() syscall
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 18:06:49 -0600
Message-ID: <87lg58pzae.fsf@xmission.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <F53D6D38-3521-4C20-9034-5AF447DF62FF@amacapital.net> (Andy Lutomirski's message of "Sat, 1 Dec 2018 07:52:37 -0800")

Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net> writes:

>> On Dec 1, 2018, at 7:28 AM, Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> It just occurs to me that the simple way to implement
>> procfd_sigqueueinfo info is like:
>> 
>> int copy_siginfo_from_user_any(kernel_siginfo_t *info, siginfo_t *uinfo)
>> {
>> #ifdef CONFIG_COMPAT
>>    if (in_compat_syscall)
>>        return copy_siginfo_from_user32(info, uinfo);
>> #endif
>>    return copy_siginfo_from_user(info, uinfo);                        
>> }
>> 
>> long procfd_sigqueueinfo(int fd, siginfo_t *uinfo)
>> {
>>    kernel_siginfo info;
>> 
>>        if (copy_siginfo_from_user_any(&info, uinfo))
>>            return -EFAULT;
>>    ...;                
>> }
>> 
>> It looks like there is already a place in ptrace.c that already
>> hand rolls copy_siginfo_from_user_any.
>> 
>> So while I would love to figure out the subset of siginfo_t tha we can
>> just pass through, as I think that would make a better more forward
>> compatible copy_siginfo_from_user32.
>
> Seems reasonable to me. It’s less code overall than any other suggestion, too.
>
>>  I think for this use case we just
>> add the in_compat_syscall test and then we just need to ensure this new
>> system call is placed in the proper places in the syscall table.
>> 
>> Because we will need 3 call sights: x86_64, x32 and ia32.  As the layout
>> changes between those three subarchitecuters.
>> 
>> 
>
> If it’s done this way, it can just be “common” in the 64-bit
> table. And we kick the can a bit farther down the road :)
>
> I’m working on patches to clean up x86’s syscall mess. It’s slow
> because I keep finding new messes.  So far I have rt_sigreturn working
> like every other syscall — whee.
>
> Also, Eric, for your edification, I have a draft patch set to
> radically simplify x86’s signal delivery and return.  Once that’s
> done, I can trivially speed up delivery by a ton by using sysret.

Nice.

Do we care about the performance of synchronous signal delivery (AKA
hardware exceptions) vs ordinary signal delivery.  I get the feeling
there are serious simplifications to be had in that case.

Eric



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Thread overview: 54+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-20 10:51 Christian Brauner
2018-11-20 10:51 ` [PATCH v2] procfd_signal.2: document procfd_signal syscall Christian Brauner
2018-11-22  8:00 ` [PATCH v2] signal: add procfd_signal() syscall Serge E. Hallyn
2018-11-22  8:23 ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-11-28 14:05 ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-29 12:28 ` Florian Weimer
2018-11-29 16:54   ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-11-29 19:16     ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-29 19:22       ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-11-29 19:55         ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-29 20:14           ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-11-29 21:02             ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-29 21:35               ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-29 21:40                 ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-30  2:40                   ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-12-01  1:25                   ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30  5:13               ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-11-30  6:56                 ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30 11:41                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-30 16:35                     ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-11-30 21:57                       ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30 22:09                       ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-30 22:26                         ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30 23:05                           ` Daniel Colascione
2018-11-30 23:12                             ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-30 23:15                               ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-11-30 23:37                               ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30 23:46                                 ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-12-01  1:20                                   ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30 23:53                         ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-12-01  8:51                           ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-12-01  9:17                             ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-01 10:27                             ` Arnd Bergmann
2018-12-01 13:41                       ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-12-01 14:46                     ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-12-01 15:28                       ` Eric W. Biederman
2018-12-01 15:52                         ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-12-01 16:27                           ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-02  0:06                           ` Eric W. Biederman [this message]
2018-12-02  1:14                             ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-12-02  8:52                         ` Christian Brauner
2018-11-30 23:52   ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-02 10:03     ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-03 16:57       ` Florian Weimer
2018-12-03 18:02         ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-04  6:03           ` Aleksa Sarai
2018-12-04 12:55           ` Florian Weimer
2018-12-04 13:26             ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-06 18:54             ` Andy Lutomirski
2018-12-06 18:56               ` Florian Weimer
2018-12-06 19:03                 ` Christian Brauner
2018-12-25  5:32                   ` Lai Jiangshan
2018-12-25  7:11                     ` Lai Jiangshan
2018-12-25 12:07                       ` Aleksa Sarai

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