On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 11:07:24AM +0200, Carsten Langgaard wrote:
> The 'sys_syscall' syscall isn't properly implemented in the 64-bit
> kernel (for o32 as well as n64).
> Below is a patch, it seems to work for in the o32 case, but I haven't
> tested the n64 version (obviously).
> + * Do the indirect syscall syscall.
> + * Don't care about kernel locking; the actual syscall will do it.
> + *
> + * XXX This is broken.
> + */
As the comment says - it's broken. This implementation just like it's
32-bit predecessor don't handle the error return value correctly. Worse,
there's unprotected accesses to userspace which allow any user crashing
the system ...