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SubjectRe: [microblaze-linux] [RESEND PATCH] microblaze: Fix clone syscall
Hi Rich,

On 07/24/2013 07:55 AM, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 07:34:07AM +0200, Michal Simek wrote:
>> Microblaze was assign to CLONE_BACKWARDS type where
>> parent tid was passed via 3rd argument.
>> Microblaze glibc is using 4th argument for it.
>> Create new CLONE_BACKWARDS3 type where stack_size is passed
>> via 3rd argument, parent thread id pointer via 4th,
>> child thread id pointer via 5th and tls value as 6th
>> argument
> I believe this also affects us in musl. What is the motivation for
> making a configure option that results in there being two incompatible
> syscall ABIs for the same arch?
> This sounds like a really bad idea...

This patch fixes bug which was introduced by Al's patch where he moved
clone implementation from microblaze folder to generic location.
It means I am not creating two incompatible syscalls ABIs but fixing
broken one.

> And how was glibc successfuly using a form that mismatched the
> existing kernel? Did nobody ever use/test it?

We are running LTP syscall tests and there is not LTP test which
was able to find out this mismatch in clone. That's why I haven't
figure it out at that time and ACKed that origin patch.

In my email you can see that I have also asked about tools which should be used
for kernel API testing.

> I think the broken
> userspace software that was already failing to work due to this
> mismatch should simply be fixed rather than adding incompatible kernel
> ABI variants.

The incompatibility is between glibc register setup and the kernel sys_clone
register expectation which doesn't match right now.


Michal Simek, Ing. (M.Eng), OpenPGP -> KeyID: FE3D1F91
w: p: +42-0-721842854
Maintainer of Linux kernel - Microblaze cpu -
Maintainer of Linux kernel - Xilinx Zynq ARM architecture
Microblaze U-BOOT custodian and responsible for u-boot arm zynq platform

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