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Subject[tip:sched/core] signals, ptrace, sched: Fix a misaligned load inside ptrace_attach()
Commit-ID:  e7cc4173115347bcdaa5de2824dd46ef2c58425f
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/e7cc4173115347bcdaa5de2824dd46ef2c58425f
Author: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@dabbelt.com>
AuthorDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:19:55 -0700
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
CommitDate: Fri, 8 May 2015 12:06:57 +0200

signals, ptrace, sched: Fix a misaligned load inside ptrace_attach()

The misaligned load exception arises when running ptrace_attach() on
the RISC-V (which hasn't been upstreamed yet). The problem is that
wait_on_bit() takes a void* but then proceeds to call test_bit(),
which takes a long*. This allows an int-aligned pointer to be passed
to test_bit(), which promptly fails. This will manifest on any other
asm-generic port where unaligned loads trap, where sizeof(long) >
sizeof(int), and where task_struct.jobctl ends up not being
long-aligned.

This patch changes task_struct.jobctl to be a long, which ensures it
has the correct alignment.

Signed-off-by: Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@dabbelt.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Reviewed-by: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@ezchip.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: bobby.prani@gmail.com
Cc: oleg@redhat.com
Cc: paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com
Cc: richard@nod.at
Cc: vdavydov@parallels.com
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1430453997-32459-2-git-send-email-palmer@dabbelt.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
---
include/linux/sched.h | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/sched.h b/include/linux/sched.h
index 4f066cb..fb650a2 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched.h
@@ -1374,7 +1374,7 @@ struct task_struct {
int exit_state;
int exit_code, exit_signal;
int pdeath_signal; /* The signal sent when the parent dies */
- unsigned int jobctl; /* JOBCTL_*, siglock protected */
+ unsigned long jobctl; /* JOBCTL_*, siglock protected */

/* Used for emulating ABI behavior of previous Linux versions */
unsigned int personality;

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