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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] x86/entry: Fix entry/exit mismatch on failed fast 32-bit syscalls
On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 09:50:28PM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On a 32-bit fast syscall that fails to read its arguments from user
> memory, the kernel currently does syscall exit work but not
> syscall exit work. This would confuse audit and ptrace.
>
> This is a minimal fix intended for ease of backporting. A more
> complete cleanup is coming.
>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Fixes: 0b085e68f407 ("x86/entry: Consolidate 32/64 bit syscall entry")
> Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
> ---
> arch/x86/entry/common.c | 3 ++-
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/entry/common.c b/arch/x86/entry/common.c
> index 0904f5676e4d..cf4dcf346ca8 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/entry/common.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/entry/common.c
> @@ -128,7 +128,8 @@ static noinstr bool __do_fast_syscall_32(struct pt_regs *regs)
> regs->ax = -EFAULT;
>
> instrumentation_end();
> - syscall_exit_to_user_mode(regs);
> + local_irq_disable();
> + exit_to_user_mode();
> return false;
> }

I'm confused, twice. Once by your Changelog, and second by the actual
patch. Shouldn't every return to userspace pass through
exit_to_user_mode_prepare() ? We shouldn't ignore NEED_RESCHED or
NOTIFY_RESUME, both of which can be set I think, even if the SYSCALL
didn't actually do anything.

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