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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip] x86: headers - fix export private data to userspace
Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
> Impact: cleanup
>
> 'make headers_check' warn us about leaking of kernel private
> (mostly compile time vars) data to userspace in headers. Fix it.
>
> More detailed report for easier reviewing:
>
> 1) boot.h - neither BOOT_HEAP_SIZE, BOOT_STACK_SIZE refs
> was found by searching thru net (ie in user-space area).
>
> 2) prctl.h - sys_arch_prctl is completely removed from
> header since frankly I don't even understand why we
> describe it here. It is described like
> __SYSCALL(__NR_arch_prctl, sys_arch_prctl) in unistd_64.h
> and implemented in process_64.c. User-mode linux involved?
> So this one in fact is suspicious.
>
> 3) ptrace-abi.h - ptrace_bts_config struct is wrapped
> by __KERNEL__ -- not sure if it was ever proposed for
> userland.
>
> 4) setup.h - COMMAND_LINE_SIZE saved for userspace, bootloaders
> could use it.
>
> 5) sigcontext32.h - we really need linux/types.h here
> since we use __u... types.
>
> Signed-off-by: Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@openvz.org>

Hi Cyrill; in addition to nonexporting COMMAND_LINE_SIZE, could you
submit this as a patchset to make post-integration bisect easier?

-hpa


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