Re: [RFC PATCH net-next 2/6] x86: bpf_jit_comp: supportBPF_S_ANC_SECCOMP_LD_W instruction

From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Fri Apr 26 2013 - 11:43:49 EST

On Fri, 2013-04-26 at 11:29 -0400, Xi Wang wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 11:11 AM, Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 2) Calling a function potentially destroys some registers.
> > %rdi,%r8,%r9 for instance, so we are going to crash very easily.
> >
> > I dont know, I feel a bit uncomfortable having to explain this to
> > someone sending security related patches...
> My old code did save these registers. But, do we really need that for
> seccomp? For example, %rdi (skb) is always NULL and never used by
> seccomp filters. Did I miss anything?

I do not know.

This is not explained in your changelog or in any comment.

You have to make the full analysis yourself and make us comfortable with
the results.

You send patches and ask us to spend hours on it, this is not how it

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