[RFC][v7][PATCH 8/9]: Define clone2() syscall

Louis Rilling Louis.Rilling at kerlabs.com
Fri Sep 25 03:56:32 PDT 2009


On 25/09/09 10:23 +0200, Louis Rilling wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 11:43:59PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > On Thursday 24 September 2009, Sukadev Bhattiprolu wrote:
> > > +asmlinkage long
> > > +sys_clone2(struct clone_struct __user *ucs, pid_t __user *pids)
> > > +{
> > > +       int rc;
> > > +       struct clone_struct kcs;
> > > +       unsigned long clone_flags;
> > > +       int __user *parent_tid_ptr;
> > > +       int __user *child_tid_ptr;
> > > +       unsigned long __user child_stack_base;
> > > +       struct pt_regs *regs;
> > > +
> > > +       rc = copy_from_user(&ucs, &kcs, sizeof(kcs));
> > > +       if (rc)
> > > +               return -EFAULT;
> > > +
> > > +       /*
> > > +        * TODO: Convert clone_flags to 64-bit
> > > +        */
> > > +       clone_flags = (unsigned long)kcs.flags;
> > > +       child_stack_base = (unsigned long)kcs.child_stack;
> > > +       parent_tid_ptr = &ucs.parent_tid;
> > > +       child_tid_ptr =  &ucs.child_tid;
> > > +       regs = task_pt_regs(current);
> > > +
> > > +       if (!child_stack_base)
> > > +               child_stack_base = user_stack_pointer(regs);
> > > +
> > > +       return do_fork_with_pids(clone_flags, child_stack_base, regs, 0,
> > > +                       parent_tid_ptr, child_tid_ptr, kcs.nr_pids, pids);
> > > +}
> > > +
> > 
> > The function looks ok, but you have put it into arch/x86/kernel/process_32.c,
> > which is specific to x86-32. Since the code in this form is generic, why
> > not just put it into kernel/fork.c? You should probably enclose it within
> > #ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_TRACEHOOK to make sure that user_stack_pointer()
> > is implemented, but then it would be immediately usable by the nine architectures
> > implementing that. The other architectures can then decide between adding
> > their private version of sys_clone2 with an open-coded user_stack_pointer
> > implementation or alternatively implement the tracehooks.
> 
> It will very likely break ia64, which defines CONFIG_HAVE_ARCH_TRACEHOOK and
> already has sys_clone2().

-> sys_clone_ext() ?

Louis

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