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Subject[patch] i386: remove unnecessary code

* Oleg Nesterov <> wrote:

> I am really puzzled by set_fs(USER_DS) in setup_frame/setup_rt_frame.
> How is it possible that current->addr_limit != USER_DS ? If this _is_
> possible, how can can we trust the result of access_ok() above?

hm, this is _ancient_ code (possibly dating back to the pharaohs). If we
are in KERNEL_DS then we call do_signal() then we are most likely a
kernel thread and regs->esp points to the kernel stack ... the result of
which would be a quite spectacular crash anyway.

Patch below.


Subject: [patch] i386: remove unnecessary code
From: Ingo Molnar <>

Oleg Nesterov pointed out that the set_fs() calls in setup_frame()
and setup_rt_frame() were superfluous.

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
arch/i386/kernel/signal.c | 2 --
1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

Index: linux/arch/i386/kernel/signal.c
--- linux.orig/arch/i386/kernel/signal.c
+++ linux/arch/i386/kernel/signal.c
@@ -380,7 +380,6 @@ static int setup_frame(int sig, struct k
regs->edx = (unsigned long) 0;
regs->ecx = (unsigned long) 0;

- set_fs(USER_DS);
regs->xds = __USER_DS;
regs->xes = __USER_DS;
regs->xss = __USER_DS;
@@ -474,7 +473,6 @@ static int setup_rt_frame(int sig, struc
regs->edx = (unsigned long) &frame->info;
regs->ecx = (unsigned long) &frame->uc;

- set_fs(USER_DS);
regs->xds = __USER_DS;
regs->xes = __USER_DS;
regs->xss = __USER_DS;
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