Re: cpumask: fix compat getaffinity

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Mon May 17 2010 - 14:59:30 EST

On Monday 17 May 2010, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
> From: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [PATCH] cpumask: fix compat getaffinity
> Commit a45185d2d "cpumask: convert kernel/compat.c" broke
> libnuma, which abuses sched_getaffinity to find out NR_CPUS
> in order to parse /sys/devices/system/node/node*/cpumap.
> On NUMA systems with less than 32 possibly CPUs, the
> current compat_sys_sched_getaffinity now returns '4'
> instead of the actual NR_CPUS/8, which makes libnuma
> bail out when parsing the cpumap.
> The libnuma call sched_getaffinity(0, bitmap, 4096)
> at first. It mean the libnuma expect the return value of
> sched_getaffinity() is either len argument or NR_CPUS.
> But it doesn't expect to return nr_cpu_ids.
> Strictly speaking, userland requirement are
> 1) Glibc assume the return value mean the lengh of initialized
> of mask argument. E.g. if sched_getaffinity(1024) return 128,
> glibc make zero fill rest 896 byte.
> 2) Libnuma assume the return value can be used to guess NR_CPUS
> in kernel. It assume len-arg<NR_CPUS makes -EINVAL. But
> it try len=4096 at first and 4096 is always bigger than
> NR_CPUS. Then, if we remove strange min_length normalization,
> we never hit -EINVAL case.
> sched_getaffinity() already solved this issue. This patch
> adapt compat_sys_sched_getaffinity() as it.
> Signed-off-by: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Looks good to me,

Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>

You should also add a Cc:stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx line to the
description so Greg's scripts catch it when it gets merged

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