CONFIG_GENERIC_SIGALTSTACK with asm-generic/syscalls.h (was Re: [gitpull] signal.git pile 2)

From: Vineet Gupta
Date: Fri Dec 21 2012 - 01:24:57 EST

On Friday 21 December 2012 05:51 AM, Al Viro wrote:
> sigaltstack infrastructure + conversion for x86, alpha and um,
> COMPAT_SYSCALL_DEFINE infrastructure. Note that there are several
> conflicts between "unify SS_ONSTACK/SS_DISABLE definitions" and
> UAPI patches in mainline; resolution is trivial - just remove definitions
> of SS_ONSTACK and SS_DISABLED from arch/*/uapi/asm/signal.h; they are
> all identical and include/uapi/linux/signal.h contains the unified
> variant. Please, pull from
> git:// for-linus

Hi Arnd,

In Linus' tree with above merged, selecting CONFIG_GENERIC_SIGALTSTACK
is causing build issues for ARC port (and possibly others as well) which
use asm-generic/syscalls.h due to a different prototype for
sys_sigaltstack coming in from linux/syscalls.h

While I can band-aid ARC port by #define sys_sigaltstack before
including asm-generic, it might be better if we conditional-ize one of
the prototypes. Following works for me.

diff --git a/include/asm-generic/syscalls.h b/include/asm-generic/syscalls.h
index 58f466f..1db51b8 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/syscalls.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/syscalls.h
@@ -21,10 +21,12 @@ asmlinkage long sys_mmap(unsigned long addr, unsigned long len,
unsigned long fd, off_t pgoff);

#ifndef sys_sigaltstack
asmlinkage long sys_sigaltstack(const stack_t __user *, stack_t __user *,
struct pt_regs *);

#ifndef sys_rt_sigreturn
asmlinkage long sys_rt_sigreturn(struct pt_regs *regs);

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