[PATCH v2 4/6] powerpc: use common ptrace_syscall_enter hook to handle _TIF_SYSCALL_EMU

Oleg Nesterov oleg at redhat.com
Wed Mar 20 04:32:33 AEDT 2019

On 03/19, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> Well, personally I see no point... Again, after the trivial simplification
> x86 does
> 	if (work & (_TIF_SYSCALL_EMU | _TIF_SYSCALL_TRACE)) {
> 		ret = tracehook_report_syscall_entry(regs);
> 		if (ret || (work & _TIF_SYSCALL_EMU))
> 			return -1L;
> 	}
> this looks simple enough for copy-and-paste.
> > If there's a better way to achieve the same
> I can only say that if we add a common helper, I think it should absorb
> tracehook_report_syscall_entry() and handle both TIF's just like the code
> above does. Not sure this makes any sense.

this won't work, looking at 6/6 I see that arm64 needs to distinguish
_TRACE and _EMU ... I don't understand this code, but it looks suspicious.
If tracehook_report_syscall_entry() returns nonzero the tracee was killed,
syscall_trace_enter() should just return.

To me this is another indication that consolidation makes no sense ;)


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