[PATCH 16/18] arm64: ptrace: handle ptrace_request differently for aarch32 and ilp32
catalin.marinas at arm.com
Fri Jan 6 06:36:19 PST 2017
On Fri, Jan 06, 2017 at 02:10:03AM +0530, Yury Norov wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 07, 2016 at 09:40:13PM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 4:59:13 PM CET Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > > On Tue, Dec 06, 2016 at 11:55:08AM +0530, Yury Norov wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Dec 05, 2016 at 04:34:23PM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > > > > On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 11:33:15PM +0300, Yury Norov wrote:
> > > > > > New aarch32 ptrace syscall handler is introduced to avoid run-time
> > > > > > detection of the task type.
> > > > >
> > > > > What's wrong with the run-time detection? If it's just to avoid a
> > > > > negligible overhead, I would rather keep the code simpler by avoiding
> > > > > duplicating the generic compat_sys_ptrace().
> > > >
> > > > Nothing wrong. This is how Arnd asked me to do. You already asked this
> > > > question: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1604.3/00930.html
> > >
> > > Hmm, I completely forgot about this ;). There is still an advantage to
> > > doing run-time checking if we avoid touching core code (less acks to
> > > gather and less code duplication).
> > >
> > > Let's see what Arnd says but the initial patch looked simpler.
> > I don't currently have either version of the patch in my inbox
> > (the archive is on a different machine), but in general I'd still
> > think it's best to avoid the runtime check for aarch64-ilp32
> > altogether. I'd have to look at the overall kernel source to
> > see if it's worth avoiding one or two instances though, or
> > if there are an overwhelming number of other checks that we
> > can't avoid at all.
> > Regarding ptrace, I notice that arch/tile doesn't even use
> > the compat entry point for its ilp32 user space on 64-bit
> > kernels, it just calls the regular 64-bit one. Would that
> > help here?
> ILP32 tasks has unique context that is not like aarch64 or aarch32,
> so we have to have unique ptrace handler. I prepared the patch for
> ptrace with runtime ABI detection, as Catalin said, see there:
> If it's OK, I'd like to update submission.
This looks better to me (and even better if you no longer need to touch
the generic ptrace code).
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