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SubjectRe: [PATCH v18 24/25] x86/cet/shstk: Add arch_prctl functions for shadow stack
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On 2/3/2021 2:11 PM, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On 2/3/21 1:54 PM, Yu, Yu-cheng wrote:
>> On 1/29/2021 10:56 AM, Yu, Yu-cheng wrote:
>>> On 1/29/2021 9:07 AM, Dave Hansen wrote:
>>>> On 1/27/21 1:25 PM, Yu-cheng Yu wrote:
>>>>> +    if (!IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_X86_CET))
>>>>> +        return -EOPNOTSUPP;
>>>>
>>>> Let's ignore glibc for a moment.  What error code *should* the kernel be
>>>> returning here?  errno(3) says:
>>>>
>>>>         EOPNOTSUPP      Operation not supported on socket (POSIX.1)
>>>> ...
>>>>         ENOTSUP         Operation not supported (POSIX.1)
>>>>
>>>
>>> Yeah, other places in kernel use ENOTSUPP.  This seems to be out of
>>> line.  And since the issue is long-existing, applications already know
>>> how to deal with it.  I should have made that argument.  Change it to
>>> ENOTSUPP.
>>
>> When I make the change, checkpatch says...
>>
>> WARNING: ENOTSUPP is not a SUSV4 error code, prefer EOPNOTSUPP
>> #128: FILE: arch/x86/kernel/cet_prctl.c:33:
>> +        return -ENOTSUPP;
>>
>> Do we want to reconsider?
>
> I'm not sure I trust checkpatch over manpages. I had to google "SUSV4".
> I'm not sure it matters at *all* for a 100% Linux-specific interface.
>
> ENOTSUPP does seem less popular lately:
>
>> $ git diff v5.0.. kernel/ arch/ drivers/ | grep ^+.*return.*E.*NO.*SUP.*\; | grep -o -- -E.*\; | sort | uniq -c | sort -n
>> ... noise
>> 61 -EOPNOTSUPP);
>> 260 -ENOTSUPP;
>> 1577 -EOPNOTSUPP;
>
> but far from unused. That might be due to checkpatch spew more than
> anything.
>

Maybe I will keep it ENOTSUPP for now. If any logical reason should
come up, I will be happy to change it again. Thanks!

--
Yu-cheng

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