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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/9] kernel: add a PF_FORCE_COMPAT flag
On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 02:45:25PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Add a flag to force processing a syscall as a compat syscall. This is
> required so that in_compat_syscall() works for I/O submitted by io_uring
> helper threads on behalf of compat syscalls.
>
> Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
> ---
> arch/sparc/include/asm/compat.h | 3 ++-
> arch/x86/include/asm/compat.h | 2 +-
> fs/io_uring.c | 9 +++++++++
> include/linux/compat.h | 5 ++++-
> include/linux/sched.h | 1 +
> 5 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/sparc/include/asm/compat.h b/arch/sparc/include/asm/compat.h
> index 40a267b3bd5208..fee6c51d36e869 100644
> --- a/arch/sparc/include/asm/compat.h
> +++ b/arch/sparc/include/asm/compat.h
> @@ -211,7 +211,8 @@ static inline int is_compat_task(void)
> static inline bool in_compat_syscall(void)
> {
> /* Vector 0x110 is LINUX_32BIT_SYSCALL_TRAP */
> - return pt_regs_trap_type(current_pt_regs()) == 0x110;
> + return pt_regs_trap_type(current_pt_regs()) == 0x110 ||
> + (current->flags & PF_FORCE_COMPAT);

Can't say I like that approach ;-/ Reasoning about the behaviour is much
harder when it's controlled like that - witness set_fs() shite...

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