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SubjectRe: POSIX timer syscalls
David Mosberger wrote:
> Syscall stubs must be declared to return "long", to ensure things work
> properly on all 64-bit platforms (see earlier discussion on this
> topic). Patch below.
>
> On a related note: as far as I can see, timer_t is declared as "int"
> on all platforms (both by kernel and glibc). Yet if my reading of the
> kernel code is right, it's supposed to be "long" (and allegedly some
> standard claims that timer_t should be the "widest" integer on a
> platform). But then again, I'm not familiar with the POSIX timer
> interface myself, so perhaps I'm completely off base here.

Leaving the standard aside, I think there is a bit of a problem in the
idr code (.../lib/idr.c) which manages the id allocation. Seems we
are returning "long" from functions declared as int. If I remember
the code correctly this will work, but it does eliminate the sequence
number that should be in the high 8 bits of the id. This assumes that
you never allocate more than 2,147,483,647 timers at once :) I will
look at this and send in a patch. I think we should return what ever
timer_t is, so we should run that to ground first.

I suspect we should also have a look at all the structures with a view
to alignment issues or is this not a problem? I.e. is this struct ok:

struct {
long a;
int b;
long c;
}

-g
>
> --david
>
> diff -Nru a/kernel/posix-timers.c b/kernel/posix-timers.c
> --- a/kernel/posix-timers.c Thu Mar 6 14:59:46 2003
> +++ b/kernel/posix-timers.c Thu Mar 6 14:59:46 2003
> @@ -423,7 +423,7 @@
>
> /* Create a POSIX.1b interval timer. */
>
> -asmlinkage int
> +asmlinkage long
> sys_timer_create(clockid_t which_clock,
> struct sigevent *timer_event_spec, timer_t * created_timer_id)
> {
> @@ -663,7 +663,7 @@
> }
> }
> /* Get the time remaining on a POSIX.1b interval timer. */
> -asmlinkage int
> +asmlinkage long
> sys_timer_gettime(timer_t timer_id, struct itimerspec *setting)
> {
> struct k_itimer *timr;
> @@ -695,7 +695,7 @@
>
> */
>
> -asmlinkage int
> +asmlinkage long
> sys_timer_getoverrun(timer_t timer_id)
> {
> struct k_itimer *timr;
> @@ -848,7 +848,7 @@
> }
>
> /* Set a POSIX.1b interval timer */
> -asmlinkage int
> +asmlinkage long
> sys_timer_settime(timer_t timer_id, int flags,
> const struct itimerspec *new_setting,
> struct itimerspec *old_setting)
> @@ -922,7 +922,7 @@
> }
>
> /* Delete a POSIX.1b interval timer. */
> -asmlinkage int
> +asmlinkage long
> sys_timer_delete(timer_t timer_id)
> {
> struct k_itimer *timer;
> @@ -1054,7 +1054,7 @@
> return -EINVAL;
> }
>
> -asmlinkage int
> +asmlinkage long
> sys_clock_settime(clockid_t which_clock, const struct timespec *tp)
> {
> struct timespec new_tp;
> @@ -1069,7 +1069,7 @@
> new_tp.tv_nsec /= NSEC_PER_USEC;
> return do_sys_settimeofday((struct timeval *) &new_tp, NULL);
> }
> -asmlinkage int
> +asmlinkage long
> sys_clock_gettime(clockid_t which_clock, struct timespec *tp)
> {
> struct timespec rtn_tp;
> @@ -1088,7 +1088,7 @@
> return error;
>
> }
> -asmlinkage int
> +asmlinkage long
> sys_clock_getres(clockid_t which_clock, struct timespec *tp)
> {
> struct timespec rtn_tp;
>
>

--
George Anzinger george@mvista.com
High-res-timers: http://sourceforge.net/projects/high-res-timers/
Preemption patch: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/rml

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