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Subject[PATCH AUTOSEL for 4.15 118/124] signal/parisc: Document a conflict with SI_USER with SIGFPE
From: "Eric W. Biederman" <>

[ Upstream commit b5daf2b9d1c9a2b4f03ca93f75913ba2da3b3eaa ]

Setting si_code to 0 results in a userspace seeing an si_code of 0.
This is the same si_code as SI_USER. Posix and common sense requires
that SI_USER not be a signal specific si_code. As such this use of 0
for the si_code is a pretty horribly broken ABI.

Further use of si_code == 0 guaranteed that copy_siginfo_to_user saw a
value of __SI_KILL and now sees a value of SIL_KILL with the result
that uid and pid fields are copied and which might copying the si_addr
field by accident but certainly not by design. Making this a very
flakey implementation.

Utilizing FPE_FIXME siginfo_layout will now return SIL_FAULT and the
appropriate fields will reliably be copied.

This bug is 13 years old and parsic machines are no longer being built
so I don't know if it possible or worth fixing it. But it is at least
worth documenting this so other architectures don't make the same

Possible ABI fixes includee:
- Send the signal without siginfo
- Don't generate a signal
- Possibly assign and use an appropriate si_code
- Don't handle cases which can't happen

Cc: "James E.J. Bottomley" <>
Cc: Helge Deller <>
Ref: 313c01d3e3fd ("[PATCH] PA-RISC update for 2.6.0")
Histroy Tree:
Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
arch/parisc/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h | 7 +++++++
arch/parisc/kernel/traps.c | 2 +-
2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/parisc/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h b/arch/parisc/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h
index 4a1062e05aaf..be40331f757d 100644
--- a/arch/parisc/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h
+++ b/arch/parisc/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h
@@ -8,4 +8,11 @@

#include <asm-generic/siginfo.h>

+ * SIGFPE si_codes
+ */
+#ifdef __KERNEL__
+#define FPE_FIXME 0 /* Broken dup of SI_USER */
+#endif /* __KERNEL__ */
diff --git a/arch/parisc/kernel/traps.c b/arch/parisc/kernel/traps.c
index 8453724b8009..c919e6c0a687 100644
--- a/arch/parisc/kernel/traps.c
+++ b/arch/parisc/kernel/traps.c
@@ -629,7 +629,7 @@ void notrace handle_interruption(int code, struct pt_regs *regs)
si.si_signo = SIGFPE;
/* Set to zero, and let the userspace app figure it out from
the insn pointed to by si_addr */
- si.si_code = 0;
+ si.si_code = FPE_FIXME;
si.si_addr = (void __user *) regs->iaoq[0];
force_sig_info(SIGFPE, &si, current);
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