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Subject[GIT PULL] siginfo: ABI fixes for v5.13-rc3


Please pull the for-v5.13-rc3 branch from the git tree:

git:// for-v5.13-rc3

HEAD: 922e3013046b79b444c87eda5baf43afae1326a8 signalfd: Remove SIL_FAULT_PERF_EVENT fields from signalfd_siginfo

During the merge window an issue with si_perf and the siginfo ABI came
up. The alpha and sparc siginfo structure layout had changed with the
addition of SIGTRAP TRAP_PERF and the new field si_perf.

The reason only alpha and sparc were affected is that they are the
only architectures that use si_trapno.

Looking deeper it was discovered that si_trapno is used for only
a few select signals on alpha and sparc, and that none of the
other _sigfault fields past si_addr are used at all. Which means
technically no regression on alpha and sparc.

While the alignment concerns might be dismissed the abuse of
si_errno by SIGTRAP TRAP_PERF does have the potential to cause
regressions in existing userspace.

While we still have time before userspace starts using and depending on
the new definition siginfo for SIGTRAP TRAP_PERF this set of changes
cleans up siginfo_t.

- The si_trapno field is demoted from magic alpha and sparc status and
made an ordinary union member of the _sigfault member of siginfo_t.
Without moving it of course.

- si_perf is replaced with si_perf_data and si_perf_type ending the
abuse of si_errno.

- Unnecessary additions to signalfd_siginfo are removed.


This version drops the tests and fine grained handling of si_trapno
on alpha and sparc (replaced assuming si_trapno is valid for
all but the faults that defined different data).

Hopefully this is enough to not be scary as a fix for the ABI issues.

Tested-by: Marco Elver <>

Eric W. Biederman (5):
siginfo: Move si_trapno inside the union inside _si_fault
signal: Implement SIL_FAULT_TRAPNO
signal: Factor force_sig_perf out of perf_sigtrap
signal: Deliver all of the siginfo perf data in _perf
signalfd: Remove SIL_PERF_EVENT fields from signalfd_siginfo

arch/m68k/kernel/signal.c | 3 +-
arch/x86/kernel/signal_compat.c | 9 +++-
fs/signalfd.c | 23 ++++-----
include/linux/compat.h | 10 ++--
include/linux/sched/signal.h | 1 +
include/linux/signal.h | 1 +
include/uapi/asm-generic/siginfo.h | 15 +++---
include/uapi/linux/perf_event.h | 2 +-
include/uapi/linux/signalfd.h | 4 +-
kernel/events/core.c | 11 +---
kernel/signal.c | 59 +++++++++++++---------
.../selftests/perf_events/sigtrap_threads.c | 14 ++---
12 files changed, 79 insertions(+), 73 deletions(-)


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