Re: pt_regs leak into userspace (was Re: [PATCH v3 20/71] ARC: Signalhandling)

From: James Hogan
Date: Mon Feb 11 2013 - 05:28:16 EST

On 11/02/13 10:13, Vineet Gupta wrote:
> On Monday 11 February 2013 03:06 PM, Jonas Bonn wrote:
>> On 11 February 2013 08:26, Vineet Gupta <Vineet.Gupta1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> The only downside of this patch is that userspace signal stack grows in size,
>>> since signal frame only cares about scratch regs (pt_regs), but has to accommodate
>>> unused placeholder for callee regs too by virtue of using user_regs_struct.
>> Is this really true? Don't setcontext and friends require that _all_
>> the registers be part of sigcontext?
> But for an ABI - callee saved regs will anyhow be saved/restored even in
> setcontext case ! So collecting it for that purpose seems useless, or am I missing
> something here.

I think Jonas' point was that signals are asynchronous, i.e. you could
get interrupted by a signal at virtually any time during the program's


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