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SubjectRe: Compat 32-bit syscall entry from 64-bit task!?
On Wednesday 25 January 2012 20:36, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 01/18, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >
> > Using the high bits of 'eflags' might work.
> I thought about changing eflags too, this looks very natural to me.
> But I do not understand the result of this discussion, are you going
> to apply this change?
> If not...
> Not sure this is really better, but there is another idea. Currently we
> have PTRACE_O_TRACESYSGOOD to avoid the confusion with the real SIGTRAP.
> Perhaps we can add PTRACE_O_TRACESYS_VERY_GOOD (or we can look at
> PT_SEIZED instead) and report TS_COMPAT via ptrace_report_syscall ?
> IOW. Currently ptrace_report_syscall() does
> ptrace_notify(SIGTRAP | ((ptrace & PT_TRACESYSGOOD) ? 0x80 : 0));
> We can add the new events,

We can get away with just the first one.
(1) It's unlikely people would want to get native sysentry events but not compat ones,
thus first two options can be combined into one;
(2) syscall exit compat-ness is known from entry type - no need to indicate it; and
(3) if we would flag syscall entry with an event value in wait status, then syscall
exit will be already distinquisable.

Thus, minimally we need one new option, PTRACE_O_TRACE_SYSENTRY -
"on syscall entry ptrace stop, set a nonzero event value in wait status"
, and two event values: PTRACE_EVENT_SYSCALL_ENTRY (for native entry),

To future-proof this scheme we may reserve a few more event values
if we'll ever have arches with more than one non-native syscall
entry. I'm no expert, but looking at strace code, ARM may already have
more than one additional convention how to pass syscall args.


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