[PATCH 2/7] arm64: Implement copy_thread_tls

Christian Brauner christian.brauner at ubuntu.com
Tue Jan 7 01:02:27 PST 2020


[Cc Kees in case he knows something about where arch specific tests live
 or whether we have a framework for this]

On Mon, Jan 06, 2020 at 07:03:32PM +0100, Amanieu d'Antras wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 6:39 PM Will Deacon <will at kernel.org> wrote:
> > I also ran the native and compat selftests but, unfortunately, they all
> > pass even without this patch. Do you reckon it would be possible to update
> > them to check the tls pointer?
> 
> Here's the program I used for testing on arm64. I considered adding it
> to the selftests but there is no portable way of reading the TLS
> register on all architectures.

I'm not saying you need to do this right now.
It feels like we must've run into the "this is architecture
specific"-and-we-want-to-test-this issue before... Do we have a place
where architecture specific selftests live?

> 
> #include <sys/syscall.h>
> #include <unistd.h>
> #include <stdio.h>
> #include <stdint.h>
> 
> #define __NR_clone3 435
> struct clone_args {
>     uint64_t flags;
>     uint64_t pidfd;
>     uint64_t child_tid;
>     uint64_t parent_tid;
>     uint64_t exit_signal;
>     uint64_t stack;
>     uint64_t stack_size;
>     uint64_t tls;
> };
> 
> #define USE_CLONE3
> 
> int main() {
>     printf("Before fork: tp = %p\n", __builtin_thread_pointer());
> #ifdef USE_CLONE3
>     struct clone_args args = {
>         .flags = CLONE_SETTLS,
>         .tls = (uint64_t)__builtin_thread_pointer(),
>     };
>     int ret = syscall(__NR_clone3, &args, sizeof(args));
> #else
>     int ret = syscall(__NR_clone, CLONE_SETTLS, 0, 0,
> __builtin_thread_pointer(), 0);
> #endif
>     printf("Fork returned %d, tp = %p\n", ret, __builtin_thread_pointer());
> }



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