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Re: [PATCH] Audit: push audit success and retcode into arch ptrace.h

To: Richard Weinberger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Audit: push audit success and retcode into arch ptrace.h
From: Eric Paris <>
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 19:06:46 -0400
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On 06/02/2011 06:32 PM, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> Am Donnerstag 02 Juni 2011, 23:04:58 schrieb Eric Paris:
>> b/arch/um/sys-i386/shared/sysdep/ptrace.h index d50e62e..ef5c310 100644
>> --- a/arch/um/sys-i386/shared/sysdep/ptrace.h
>> +++ b/arch/um/sys-i386/shared/sysdep/ptrace.h
>> @@ -162,6 +162,7 @@ struct syscall_args {
>>  #define UPT_ORIG_SYSCALL(r) UPT_EAX(r)
>>  #define UPT_SYSCALL_NR(r) UPT_ORIG_EAX(r)
>>  #define UPT_SYSCALL_RET(r) UPT_EAX(r)
>> +#define regs_return_value UPT_SYSCALL_RET
> This does not work at all.
> UPT_SYSCALL_RET expects something of type struct uml_pt_regs.
> #define regs_return_value REGS_EAX
> Would be correct. (For x86_64 it needs to be REGS_RAX)
> But there seems to be another problem.
> Why is pt_regs of type void *?

I was stupid and used #define's instead of static inlines.  Sorry.  I
wonder how many other arches I got that wrong, i'm sure others....

The code in arch/um/kernel/ptrace.c::syscall_trace() appeared to have a
uml_pt_regs instead of just pt_regs.  Which was why audit_syscall_exit()
takes a void * instead of a pt_regs.  We pass that right back to
regs_return_value().  I believe the correct code should be:

static inline long regs_return_value(struct uml_pt_regs *r)
        return UPT_SYSCALL_RET(r);

> gcc complains:
> In file included from include/linux/fsnotify.h:15:0,
>                  from include/linux/security.h:26,
>                  from init/main.c:32:
> include/linux/audit.h: In function ‘audit_syscall_exit’:
> include/linux/audit.h:440:17: warning: dereferencing ‘void *’ pointer
> include/linux/audit.h:440:3: error: invalid use of void expression
> include/linux/audit.h:441:21: warning: dereferencing ‘void *’ pointer
> include/linux/audit.h:441:21: error: void value not ignored as it ought to be
> Thanks,
> //richard

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