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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] x86/asm/entry/32: Remove most of SYSCALL32 code, part 1
On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 11:36 AM, Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@redhat.com> wrote:
> On 07/24/2015 07:50 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 6:47 AM, Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@redhat.com> wrote:
>>> SYSCALL32 code is nearly identical to SYSCALL32, except for initial
>>> section. Merge them.
>>>
>>> The removal is split into two parts, to make review eaiser. This is part 1.
>>>
>>> auditsys_entry_common and auditsys_exit macros are indented one more tab without
>>> any changes. This prevents diff from becoming unreadable.
>>> They will be removed in part 2.
>>
>> I need to read these more closely, which is, at present, exceeding my
>> ability to look at asm. (See the big NMI thread.) I'll look soon.
>
> The "sysenter_fix_flags" thingy prevented the diff from being
> a pure delete, so it is not as clear as I hoped.
>
> What patch is doing is actually very simple. It "amputates"
> entire SYSENTER code path after it finished creating partially
> filled pt_regs, loaded arg6 and dealt with EFLAGS sanitization -
> after this is done, the state is identical to the similar
> state in SYSCALL code, so we can just use SYSCALL code from that moment
> onward! :)
>

I certainly agree that your patches are a nice cleanup. I just want
to make sure there isn't something subtle and undocumented going on
there.

>
>> Meanwhile, this code is incredibly fragile wrt syscall restart.
>> (Syscall restart on compat is really weird.)
>
> Weird in what way?

See:

https://lkml.kernel.org/g/20110821084230.GI2203@ZenIV.linux.org.uk

--Andy


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