[PATCH 4/7] signal/mips: Document a conflict with SI_USER with SIGFPE

Maciej W. Rozycki macro at imgtec.com
Mon Aug 7 16:18:11 UTC 2017

On Tue, 18 Jul 2017, Eric W. Biederman wrote:

> diff --git a/arch/mips/kernel/traps.c b/arch/mips/kernel/traps.c
> index b68b4d0726d3..6c9cca9c5341 100644
> --- a/arch/mips/kernel/traps.c
> +++ b/arch/mips/kernel/traps.c
> @@ -735,7 +735,7 @@ void force_fcr31_sig(unsigned long fcr31, void __user *fault_addr,
>  	else if (fcr31 & FPU_CSR_INE_X)
>  		si.si_code = FPE_FLTRES;
>  	else
> -		si.si_code = __SI_FAULT;
> +		si.si_code = FPE_FIXME;

 This is an "impossible" state to reach unless your hardware is on fire.  
One or more of the FCSR Cause bits will have been set (in `fcr31') or the 
FPE exception would not have happened.

 Of course there could be a simulator bug, or we could have breakage 
somewhere causing `process_fpemu_return' to be called with SIGFPE and 
inconsistent `fcr31'.  So we need to handle it somehow.

 So what would be the right value of `si_code' to use here for such an 
unexpected exception condition?  I think `BUG()' would be too big a 
hammer here.  Or wouldn't it?


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