[PATCH 1/2] uapi: split openat2(2) definitions from fcntl.h

Florian Weimer fweimer at redhat.com
Thu Dec 19 11:07:13 UTC 2019


* Aleksa Sarai:

> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/openat2.h b/include/uapi/linux/openat2.h
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..19ef775e8e5e
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/openat2.h
> @@ -0,0 +1,41 @@
> +/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note */
> +#ifndef _UAPI_LINUX_OPENAT2_H
> +#define _UAPI_LINUX_OPENAT2_H

I think you should include the relevant header for __align_u64
etc. here.

[…]
> + * Arguments for how openat2(2) should open the target path. If @resolve is
> + * zero, then openat2(2) operates very similarly to openat(2).
> + *
> + * However, unlike openat(2), unknown bits in @flags result in -EINVAL rather
> + * than being silently ignored. @mode must be zero unless one of {O_CREAT,
> + * O_TMPFILE} are set.
> + *
> + * @flags: O_* flags.
> + * @mode: O_CREAT/O_TMPFILE file mode.
> + * @resolve: RESOLVE_* flags.
> + */
> +struct open_how {
> +	__aligned_u64 flags;
> +	__u16 mode;
> +	__u16 __padding[3]; /* must be zeroed */
> +	__aligned_u64 resolve;
> +};
> +
> +#define OPEN_HOW_SIZE_VER0	24 /* sizeof first published struct */
> +#define OPEN_HOW_SIZE_LATEST	OPEN_HOW_SIZE_VER0

Are these really useful for the UAPI header?  Is there a situation where
OPEN_HOW_SIZE_LATEST would be different from sizeof (struct open_how)?

The header is not compatible with the assembler anyway, so the numeric
constant does not seem useful.

Thanks,
Florian



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