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SubjectRe: [PATCH 05/12] update FTRACE_SYSCALL_MAX
On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 10:42:28AM -0400, Jason Baron wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 11:15:39PM +0900, Paul Mundt wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 10:06:29AM -0400, Jason Baron wrote:
> > > On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 10:41:52PM +0900, Paul Mundt wrote:
> > > > I hope you can clarify what the meaning of this is supposed to be
> > > > exactly. Is this number supposed to be the last usable syscall, or is it
> > > > supposed to be the equivalent of NR_syscalls?
> > > >
> > >
> > > I am using as the equivalent of NR_syscalls.
> > >
> > NR_syscalls has always been the total number of system calls, not the
> > last one.
> >
> > > > Presently on SH we have this as NR_syscalls - 1, while on s390 I see it
> > > > is treated as NR_syscalls directly. s390 opencodes the NR_syscalls
> > > > directly and so presently blows up in -next due to a missing
> > > > FTRACE_SYSCALL_MAX definition:
> > > >
> > > > http://kisskb.ellerman.id.au/kisskb/buildresult/1120523/
> > > >
> > > > I was in the process of fixing that up when I noticed this difference.
> > > > x86 seems to also treat this as NR_syscalls - 1, but that looks to me
> > > > like there is an off-by-1 in arch_init_ftrace_syscalls() causing the last
> > > > syscall to be skipped?
> > >
> > > I don't see how its used as 'NR_syscalls - 1' on x86,
> > > arch_init_ftrace_syscalls() does:
> > >
> > > for (i = 0; i < FTRACE_SYSCALL_MAX; i++) {
> > > meta = find_syscall_meta(psys_syscall_table[i]);
> > > syscalls_metadata[i] = meta;
> > > }
> > >
> > > So the last syscall should not be skipped.
> > >
> >
> > In today's -next:
> >
> > #ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
> > # define FTRACE_SYSCALL_MAX 299
> > #else
> > # define FTRACE_SYSCALL_MAX 337
> > #endif
> >
> > unistd_32.h:
> >
> > #define __NR_reflinkat 337
> >
> > unistd_64.h:
> >
> > #define __NR_reflinkat 299
> >
> > The first syscall starts at 0, but I don't see how this last syscall is
> > handled. If there were a __NR_syscalls 300 and 338 respectively, that
> > would seem to do the right thing. Or am I missing something?
>
> No, you are right. When I changed the FTRACE_SYSCALL_MAX to 299, and
> 337, there was no reflinkat syscall in the tree. So, it was equivalent
> to NR_syscalls at that point in time. So that's where the confusion is.
>
> Clearly, all the more reason to drop FTRACE_SYSCALL_MAX and change to
> NR_syscalls...
>
If FTRACE_SYSCALL_MAX is dropped then s390 will be fixed, and I'll take
care of the sh update. If you want to hold off on adding NR_syscalls back
to x86, then s390 will need a #define FTRACE_SYSCALL_MAX __NR_syscalls in
arch/s390/include/asm/ftrace.h. Keeping FTRACE_SYSCALL_MAX around seems
to be asking for trouble, though (although I don't know what the original
rationale behind adding it was).


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