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

From: Jonas Bonn
Date: Mon Feb 11 2013 - 05:30:57 EST

On 11 February 2013 11:13, Vineet Gupta <Vineet.Gupta1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> 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.

Yes, I agree with you on the ABI bit... but set/get/swapcontext are
special in that they use rt_sigreturn to "trick" the kernel into
swapping out _all_ registers; it's a light-weight (userspace) context

(I really don't know this area very well, though, so I'm hoping
somebody more knowledgable jumps in here... Al?)

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