Re: [PATCH 2/7] arm64: Implement copy_thread_tls

From: Amanieu d'Antras
Date: Mon Jan 06 2020 - 13:03:46 EST

On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 6:39 PM Will Deacon <will@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I also ran the native and compat selftests but, unfortunately, they all
> pass even without this patch. Do you reckon it would be possible to update
> them to check the tls pointer?

Here's the program I used for testing on arm64. I considered adding it
to the selftests but there is no portable way of reading the TLS
register on all architectures.

#include <sys/syscall.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdint.h>

#define __NR_clone3 435
struct clone_args {
uint64_t flags;
uint64_t pidfd;
uint64_t child_tid;
uint64_t parent_tid;
uint64_t exit_signal;
uint64_t stack;
uint64_t stack_size;
uint64_t tls;

#define USE_CLONE3

int main() {
printf("Before fork: tp = %p\n", __builtin_thread_pointer());
#ifdef USE_CLONE3
struct clone_args args = {
.flags = CLONE_SETTLS,
.tls = (uint64_t)__builtin_thread_pointer(),
int ret = syscall(__NR_clone3, &args, sizeof(args));
int ret = syscall(__NR_clone, CLONE_SETTLS, 0, 0,
__builtin_thread_pointer(), 0);
printf("Fork returned %d, tp = %p\n", ret, __builtin_thread_pointer());