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SubjectRe: [patch 1/2] Replace NT_PRXFPREG with ELF_CORE_XFPREG_TYPE #define
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On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 08:04 -0500, Kumar Gala wrote:
> On Oct 11, 2007, at 2:15 AM, markn@au1.ibm.com wrote:
>
> > Replace NT_PRXFPREG with ELF_CORE_XFPREG_TYPE in the coredump code
> > which
> > allows for more flexibility in the note type for the state of
> > 'extended
> > floating point' implementations in coredumps. New note types can
> > now be
> > added with an appropriate #define.
> >
> > #define ELF_CORE_XFPREG_TYPE to be NT_PRXFPREG in all current users so
> > there's are no change in behaviour.
>
> Can we make this ELF_CORE_VECREG_TYPE or something that is so coupled
> to the x86 specific name?
>
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Mark Nelson <markn@au1.ibm.com>
> > ---
> > arch/ia64/ia32/elfcore32.h | 1 +
> > arch/x86_64/ia32/ia32_binfmt.c | 1 +
> > fs/binfmt_elf.c | 4 ++--
> > include/asm-i386/elf.h | 1 +
> > 4 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > Index: linux/arch/ia64/ia32/elfcore32.h
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux.orig/arch/ia64/ia32/elfcore32.h
> > +++ linux/arch/ia64/ia32/elfcore32.h
> > @@ -117,6 +117,7 @@ elf_core_copy_task_fpregs(struct task_st
> > }
> >
> > #define ELF_CORE_COPY_XFPREGS 1
> > +#define ELF_CORE_XFPREG_TYPE NT_PRXFPREG
> > static inline int
> > elf_core_copy_task_xfpregs(struct task_struct *tsk,
> > elf_fpxregset_t *xfpu)
> > {
> > Index: linux/arch/x86_64/ia32/ia32_binfmt.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux.orig/arch/x86_64/ia32/ia32_binfmt.c
> > +++ linux/arch/x86_64/ia32/ia32_binfmt.c
> > @@ -188,6 +188,7 @@ elf_core_copy_task_fpregs(struct task_st
> > }
> >
> > #define ELF_CORE_COPY_XFPREGS 1
> > +#define ELF_CORE_XFPREG_TYPE NT_PRXFPREG
> > static inline int
> > elf_core_copy_task_xfpregs(struct task_struct *t, elf_fpxregset_t
> > *xfpu)
> > {
> > Index: linux/fs/binfmt_elf.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux.orig/fs/binfmt_elf.c
> > +++ linux/fs/binfmt_elf.c
> > @@ -1446,8 +1446,8 @@ static int elf_dump_thread_status(long s
> >
> > #ifdef ELF_CORE_COPY_XFPREGS
> > if (elf_core_copy_task_xfpregs(p, &t->xfpu)) {
> > - fill_note(&t->notes[2], "LINUX", NT_PRXFPREG, sizeof(t->xfpu),
> > - &t->xfpu);
> > + fill_note(&t->notes[2], "LINUX", ELF_CORE_XFPREG_TYPE,
> > + sizeof(t->xfpu), &t->xfpu);
> > t->num_notes++;
> > sz += notesize(&t->notes[2]);
> > }
>
> You've only fixed up one of 4 NT_PRXFPREG uses in the kernel.
>
> Also, I'm not a fan of your proposed mechanism to "overload" the
> elf_fpxregset_t. I'd rather see us introduce a new elf_vecregset_t
> and have it typedef'd to be elf_fpxregset_t on i386, x86_64, ia64

He's not overloading it, there is no such thing as an elf_fpxregset_t,
unless it's typedef'd to something else by the arch code, eg:

include/asm-i386/elf.h:typedef struct user_fxsr_struct elf_fpxregset_t;
include/asm-ia64/elf.h:typedef unsigned long elf_fpxregset_t;

Introducing another typedef would just be another layer of obfuscation
IMO, and the elf code doesn't need any more of that.

cheers

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Michael Ellerman
OzLabs, IBM Australia Development Lab

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phone: +61 2 6212 1183 (tie line 70 21183)

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