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From: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
To: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Cc: Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>,
	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	Andrew Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@hallyn.com>,
	Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>, Aleksa Sarai <cyphar@cyphar.com>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Linux FS Devel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>,
	Daniel Colascione <dancol@google.com>,
	Tim Murray <timmurray@google.com>,
	linux-man <linux-man@vger.kernel.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] signal: add procfd_signal() syscall
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 08:35:45 -0800
Message-ID: <CALCETrW2aphWwEY4=hUwo_JBCvkQyMjxzxGd9FCW017kMLaMOQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAK8P3a0kqPii5TwFAo_JHLX=o_FDMFVKXxgzzbDjLFZ7OQ5QCQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 3:41 AM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
> siginfo_t as it is now still has a number of other downsides, and Andy in
> particular didn't like the idea of having three new variants on x86
> (depending on how you count). His alternative suggestion of having
> a single syscall entry point that takes a 'signfo_t __user *' but interprets
> it as compat_siginfo depending on in_compat_syscall()/in_x32_syscall()
> should work correctly, but feels wrong to me, or at least inconsistent
> with how we do this elsewhere.

If everyone else is okay with it, I can get on board with three
variants on x86.  What I can't get on board with is *five* variants on
x86, which would be:

procfd_signal via int80 / the 32-bit vDSO: the ia32 structure

syscall64 with nr == 335 (presumably): 64-bit

syscall64 with nr == 548 | 0x40000000: x32

syscall64 with nr == 548: 64-bit entry but in_compat_syscall() ==
true, behavior is arbitrary

syscall64 with nr == 335 | 0x40000000: x32 entry, but
in_compat_syscall() == false, behavior is arbitrary

This mess isn't really Christian's fault -- it's been there for a
while, but it's awful and I don't think we want to perpetuate it.

Obviously, I'd prefer a variant where the structure that's passed in
is always the same.

BTW, do we consider siginfo_t to be extensible?  If so, and if we pass
in a pointer, presumably we should pass a length as well.

  reply index

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 [this message]
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
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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