Re: [PATCH 7/3] signal: Deliver all of the perf_data in si_perf
From: Marco Elver
Date: Sun May 02 2021 - 15:14:10 EST
On Sun, 2 May 2021 at 20:39, Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Marco Elver <elver@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > On Sat, 1 May 2021 at 01:44, Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Don't abuse si_errno and deliver all of the perf data in si_perf.
> >> Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> ---
> > Thank you for the fix, this looks cleaner.
> > Just note that this patch needs to include updates to
> > tools/testing/selftests/perf_events. This should do it:
> >> sed -i 's/si_perf/si_perf.data/g; s/si_errno/si_perf.type/g' tools/testing/selftests/perf_events/*.c
> > Subject: s/perf_data/perf data/ ?
> > For uapi, need to switch to __u32, see below.
> Good point.
> The one thing that this doesn't do is give you a 64bit field
> on 32bit architectures.
> On 32bit builds the layout is:
> int si_signo;
> int si_errno;
> int si_code;
> void __user *_addr;
> So I believe if the first 3 fields were moved into the _sifields union
> si_perf could define a 64bit field as it's first member and it would not
> break anything else.
> Given that the data field is 64bit that seems desirable.
Yes, it's quite unfortunate -- it was __u64 at first, but then we
noticed it broke 32-bit architectures like arm: