Am Samstag 04 Juni 2011, 00:04:51 schrieb Eric Paris:
> The audit system previously expected arches calling to audit_syscall_exit
> to supply as arguments if the syscall was a success and what the return
> code was. Audit also provides a helper AUDITSC_RESULT which was supposed
> to simplify things by converting from negative retcodes to an audit
> internal magic value stating success or failure. This helper was wrong
> and could indicate that a valid pointer returned to userspace was a failed
> syscall. The fix is to fix the layering foolishness. We now pass
> audit_syscall_exit a struct pt_reg and it in turns calls back into arch
> code to collect the return value and to determine if the syscall was a
> success or failure. We also define a generic is_syscall_success() macro
> which determines success/failure based on if the value is < -MAX_ERRNO.
> This works for arches like x86 which do not use a separate mechanism to
> indicate syscall failure.
> In arch/sh/kernel/ptrace_64.c I see that we were using regs in the old
> audit code as the return value. But the ptrace_64.h code defined the macro
> regs_return_value() as regs. I have no idea which one is correct, but
> this patch now uses the regs_return_value() function, so it now uses
> We make both the is_syscall_success() and regs_return_value() static
> inlines instead of macros. The reason is because the audit function must
> take a void* for the regs. (uml calls theirs struct uml_pt_regs instead
> of just struct pt_regs so audit_syscall_exit can't take a struct pt_regs).
> Since the audit function takes a void* we need to use static inlines to
> cast it back to the arch correct structure to dereference it.
> The other major change is that on some arches, like ia64, we change
> regs_return_value() to give us the negative value on syscall failure. The
> only other user of this macro, kretprobe_example.c, won't notice and it
> makes the value signed consistently for the audit functions across all
> Signed-off-by: Eric Paris <email@example.com>
> Acked-by: Acked-by: H. Peter Anvin <firstname.lastname@example.org> [for x86 portion]
The UML part is now fine for me. :-)
Acked-by: Richard Weinberger <email@example.com>