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Subject[PATCH 3.2 49/87] sparc64: fix incorrect sign extension in sys_sparc64_personality
3.2.77-rc1 review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: "Dmitry V. Levin" <>

commit 525fd5a94e1be0776fa652df5c687697db508c91 upstream.

The value returned by sys_personality has type "long int".
It is saved to a variable of type "int", which is not a problem
yet because the type of task_struct->pesonality is "unsigned int".
The problem is the sign extension from "int" to "long int"
that happens on return from sys_sparc64_personality.

For example, a userspace call personality((unsigned) -EINVAL) will
result to any subsequent personality call, including absolutely
harmless read-only personality(0xffffffff) call, failing with
errno set to EINVAL.

Signed-off-by: Dmitry V. Levin <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
arch/sparc/kernel/sys_sparc_64.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/sparc/kernel/sys_sparc_64.c
+++ b/arch/sparc/kernel/sys_sparc_64.c
@@ -517,7 +517,7 @@ out:

SYSCALL_DEFINE1(sparc64_personality, unsigned long, personality)
- int ret;
+ long ret;

if (personality(current->personality) == PER_LINUX32 &&
personality(personality) == PER_LINUX)
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