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Date:   Fri, 20 Nov 2020 16:45:46 +0100
From:   Jann Horn <>
To:     Tyler Hicks <>
Cc:     Kees Cook <>,
        Andy Lutomirski <>,
        Will Drewry <>,
        kernel list <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] seccomp: Remove bogus __user annotations

On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 4:36 PM Tyler Hicks <> wrote:
> Hey Jann - Thanks for cleaning this up!
> On 2020-11-20 02:59:13, Jann Horn wrote:
> > Buffers that are passed to read_actions_logged() and write_actions_logged()
> > are in kernel memory; the sysctl core takes care of copying from/to
> > userspace.
> >
> > Fixes: 0ddec0fc8900 ("seccomp: Sysctl to configure actions that are allowed to be logged")
> After tracing back through the code, I was struggling to understand why
> I thought the __user annotation was needed back then. It turns out that
> __user was correct when I wrote 0ddec0fc8900 and that the Fixes tag
> should be changed to this:
>  Fixes: 32927393dc1c ("sysctl: pass kernel pointers to ->proc_handler")
> If you agree, please adjust and resubmit with:
>  Reviewed-by: Tyler Hicks <>
> Thank you!

Aaaah, that makes sense. Thanks, will do.

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