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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 18/26] arm64: vdso32: Code clean up
On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 04:21:06PM -0700, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> Quoting Vincenzo Frascino (2020-03-20 07:53:43)
> > The compat vdso library had some checks that are not anymore relevant.
>
> Can we get the information on why they aren't relevant anymore in the
> commit text? I'd rather not find this commit three years from now and
> have no idea why it was applied.

Good point. But I'd rather say that the original reason for adding them
was bogus (ABI compatibility between arm64 compat and arm32, when arm32
vdso never got them).

There may be some (very hard to justify) reason to add them if we want
compatibility between vdso and syscall fallback on addresses greater
than TASK_SIZE. The vdso code generates a SIGSEGV or SIGBUS while the
syscall returns -EFAULT. However, you'd have similar mismatch on
unmapped addresses below TASK_SIZE which cannot be handled by the vdso
(not a simple comparison).

I think the vdsotest code should be adjusted accordingly.

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Catalin

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