[PATCH 1/2] arch: mark syscall number 435 reserved for clone3

Christian Brauner christian at brauner.io
Tue Jul 16 23:06:33 AEST 2019

On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 03:56:04PM +0200, Christian Borntraeger wrote:
> I think Vasily already has a clone3 patch for s390x with 435. 

A quick follow-up on this. Helge and Michael have asked whether there
are any tests for clone3. Yes, there will be and I try to have them
ready by the end of the this or next week for review. In the meantime I
hope the following minimalistic test program that just verifies very
very basic functionality (It's not pretty.) will help you test:

#define _GNU_SOURCE
#include <err.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <linux/sched.h>
#include <linux/types.h>
#include <sched.h>
#include <signal.h>
#include <stdint.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <sys/mount.h>
#include <sys/socket.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <sys/syscall.h>
#include <sys/sysmacros.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/un.h>
#include <sys/wait.h>
#include <unistd.h>

#define CLONE_PIDFD 0x00001000

#ifndef __NR_clone3
#define __NR_clone3 -1

static pid_t sys_clone3(struct clone_args *args)
	return syscall(__NR_clone3, args, sizeof(struct clone_args));

static int wait_for_pid(pid_t pid)
	int status, ret;

	ret = waitpid(pid, &status, 0);
	if (ret == -1) {
		if (errno == EINTR)
			goto again;

		return -1;

	if (ret != pid)
		goto again;

	if (!WIFEXITED(status) || WEXITSTATUS(status) != 0)
		return -1;

	return 0;

#define ptr_to_u64(ptr) ((__u64)((uintptr_t)(ptr)))

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
	int pidfd = -1;
	pid_t parent_tid = -1, pid = -1;
	struct clone_args args = {0};

	args.parent_tid = ptr_to_u64(&parent_tid); /* CLONE_PARENT_SETTID */
	args.pidfd = ptr_to_u64(&pidfd); /* CLONE_PIDFD */
	args.exit_signal = SIGCHLD;

	pid = sys_clone3(&args);
	if (pid < 0) {
		fprintf(stderr, "%s - Failed to create new process\n", strerror(errno));

	if (pid == 0) {
		printf("Child process with pid %d\n", getpid());

	printf("Parent process received child's pid %d as return value\n", pid);
	printf("Parent process received child's pidfd %d\n", *(int *)args.pidfd);
	printf("Parent process received child's pid %d as return argument\n",
	       *(pid_t *)args.parent_tid);

	if (wait_for_pid(pid))

	if (pid != *(pid_t *)args.parent_tid)


	return 0;

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