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Date:   Sun,  4 Jun 2017 14:59:53 +0300
From:   Yury Norov <>
To:     Catalin Marinas <>,,,, Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc:     Yury Norov <>,
        Andrew Pinski <>,
        Andrew Pinski <>,
        Adam Borowski <>,
        Chris Metcalf <>,
        Steve Ellcey <>,
        Maxim Kuvyrkov <>,
        Ramana Radhakrishnan <>,
        Florian Weimer <>,
        Bamvor Zhangjian <>,
        Andreas Schwab <>,
        Chris Metcalf <>,
        Heiko Carstens <>,,,
        Joseph Myers <>,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: [PATCH 04/20] arm64: ilp32: add documentation on the ILP32 ABI for ARM64

Based on Andrew Pinski's patch-series.

Signed-off-by: Yury Norov <>
 Documentation/arm64/ilp32.txt | 45 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 45 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/arm64/ilp32.txt

diff --git a/Documentation/arm64/ilp32.txt b/Documentation/arm64/ilp32.txt
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..08935a34e7e9
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/arm64/ilp32.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,45 @@
+This document describes the ILP32 syscall ABI and where it differs
+from the generic compat linux syscall interface.
+AARCH64/ILP32 userspace can pass garbage in the top halve of w0-w7 registers
+(syscall arguments). So top 32 bits are zeroed for them.
+Comparing to AARCH32, AARCH64/ILP32 has 64-bit length of following types:
+ino_t       is u64 type.
+off_t       is s64 type.
+blkcnt_t    is s64 type.
+fsblkcnt_t  is u64 type.
+fsfilcnt_t  is u64 type.
+rlim_t      is u64 type.
+AARCH64/ILP32 ABI uses standard syscall table which can be found at
+include/uapi/asm-generic/unistd.h, with the exceptions listed below.
+Syscalls which pass 64-bit values are handled by the code shared from
+AARCH32 and pass that value as a pair. Next syscalls are affected:
+ptrace() syscall is handled by compat version.
+shmat() syscall is handled by non-compat handler as aarch64/ilp32 has no
+limitation on 4-pages alignement for shared memory.
+statfs() and fstatfs() take the size of struct statfs as an argument.
+It is calculated differently in kernel and user spaces. So AARCH32 handlers
+are taken to handle it.
+struct rt_sigframe is redefined and contains struct compat_siginfo,
+as compat syscalls expects, and struct ilp32_sigframe, to handle
+AARCH64 register set and 32-bit userspace register representation.
+elf_gregset_t is taken from lp64 to handle registers properly.

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