Re: [PATCH 06/11] iov_iter: handle the compat case in import_iovec

From: Al Viro
Date: Mon Sep 21 2020 - 11:20:12 EST

On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 04:34:29PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Use in compat_syscall to import either native or the compat iovecs, and
> remove the now superflous compat_import_iovec, which removes the need for
> special compat logic in most callers. Only io_uring needs special
> treatment given that it can call import_iovec from kernel threads acting
> on behalf of native or compat syscalls. Expose the low-level
> __import_iovec helper and use it in io_uring to explicitly pick a iovec
> layout.

fs/aio.c part is not obvious... Might be better to use __import_iovec()
there as well and leave the rest of aio.c changes to followup.

> --- a/lib/iov_iter.c
> +++ b/lib/iov_iter.c
> @@ -1683,7 +1683,7 @@ static int compat_copy_iovecs_from_user(struct iovec *iov,
> return ret;
> }
> -static ssize_t __import_iovec(int type, const struct iovec __user *uvector,
> +ssize_t __import_iovec(int type, const struct iovec __user *uvector,
> unsigned nr_segs, unsigned fast_segs, struct iovec **iovp,
> struct iov_iter *i, bool compat)
> {

Don't make it static in the first place, perhaps?