Re: [regression] x86/signal/64: Fix SS handling for signals delivered to 64-bit programs breaks dosemu

From: Stas Sergeev
Date: Wed Sep 02 2015 - 14:24:05 EST

02.09.2015 21:17, Andy Lutomirski ÐÐÑÐÑ:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:46 AM, Stas Sergeev <stsp@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 02.09.2015 17:21, Andy Lutomirski ÐÐÑÐÑ:
>>>>> This should work for old DOSEMU. It's a bit gross, but it has the
>>>>> nice benefit that everyone (even things that aren't DOSEMU) gain the
>>>>> ability to catch signals thrown from bogus SS contexts, which probably
>>>>> improves debugability. It's also nice to not have the SA flag.
>>>> Pros:
>>>> - No new SA flag
>>>> - May improve debugability in some unknown scenario where people
>>>> do not want to just use the new flag to get their things improved
>>>> Cons:
>>>> - Does not allow to cleanly use siglongjmp(), as then there is a risk
>>>> to jump to 64bit code with bad SS
>>> What's the issue here? I don't understand.
>>> On musl, (sig)longjmp just restores rsp, rbx, rbp, and r12-r15, so it
>>> won't be affected. AFAIK all implementations of siglongjmp are likely
>>> to call sigprocmask or similar, and that will clobber SS. I'm not
>>> aware of an implementation of siglongjmp that uses sigreturn.
>> I am not saying siglongjmp() will be affected.
>> Quite the opposite: it won't, which is bad. :)
>> If you have always correct SS, you can use siglongjmp(). If you have
>> broken SS at times, siglongjmp() will be an asking for troubles, as
>> it exactly does not restore SS.
>> dosemu could do a good use of siglongjmp() to get back to 64bit code
>> from its sighandler.
> This seems like it would be relying unpleasantly heavily on libc internals.
Could you please clarify?
If kernel always passes the right SS to the sighandler, then what's
the problem?

>>>> - Async signals can silently "validate" SS behind your back
>>> True, and that's unfortunate. But async signals without SA_SAVE_SS
>>> set with the other approach have exactly the same problem.
>> Yes, and as such, they should be blocked.
>> You could improve on that and on siglongjmp().
>> And on TLS in the future.
> *I* can't do anything to siglongjmp because that's almost entirely
> outside the kernel. :-/
Except for passing the SS=__USER_DS to the sighandler, for which we
discussed the new SA_hyz?

>>>> Is the new SA flag such a big deal here to even bother?
>>> Not really, but given that the new behavior seems clearly better
>>> behaved than the old, it would be nice to be able to have the good
>>> behavior, or at least most of it, be the default.
>> Surely, but how about then having the heuristics you suggest,
>> only if the new SA_hyz is not set? And when it is set, have a
>> properly defined and predictable behaviour. Then it seems like
>> we'll get all the possible wishes covered.
> That could work. The result is quite similar to explicitly setting
I am much more bothered with delivering the right SS than with
restoring it on sigreturn().
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