[Cluster-devel] [PATCH v7 05/19] iov_iter: Introduce fault_in_iov_iter_writeable
tglx at linutronix.de
Sat Aug 28 22:23:45 UTC 2021
On Sat, Aug 28 2021 at 22:04, Al Viro wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 28, 2021 at 11:47:03PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>> /* Try to handle #PF, but anything else is fatal. */
>> if (ret != -EFAULT)
>> return -EINVAL;
>> which all end up in user_insn(). user_insn() returns 0 or the negated
>> trap number, which results in -EFAULT for #PF, but for #MC the negated
>> trap number is -18 i.e. != -EFAULT. IOW, there is no endless loop.
>> This used to be a problem before commit:
>> aee8c67a4faa ("x86/fpu: Return proper error codes from user access functions")
>> and as the changelog says the initial reason for this was #GP going into
>> the fault path, but I'm pretty sure that I also discussed the #MC angle with
>> Borislav back then. Should have added some more comments there
> ... or at least have that check spelled
> if (ret != -X86_TRAP_PF)
> return -EINVAL;
> Unless I'm misreading your explanation, that is...
Yes, that makes a lot of sense.
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