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Date:   Thu, 26 Nov 2020 19:56:52 +0100
From:   Lukas Bulwahn <>
To:     Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>, Borislav Petkov <>,, Al Viro <>
Cc:     "H . Peter Anvin" <>,,,
        Lukas Bulwahn <>
Subject: [PATCH] x86/usercopy: adjust __user annotation on __copy_user_intel()

Since commit beba3a20bf90 ("x86: switch to RAW_COPY_USER"),
__copy_user_ll() is used for copying in both directions, i.e., from user
memory space to kernel memory space and vice versa.

The underlying __copy_user_intel() is hence also used for copying in both
directions. The __user annotation on the arguments suggests a
specification, only copying to user memory space, that simply does not hold

So, reflect this use of __copy_user_intel() by dropping the __user
annotation, as the __user annotations have already been removed at higher
level from the pointers in the raw_copy_from_user() and raw_copy_to_user()
before passing those pointers on to the low-level __copy_user_ll().

__copy_user_intel() is only used in __copy_user_ll(); so checking soundness
of the __user annotations around __copy_user_ll() is all that is needed.

No functional change. No change in object code.

Signed-off-by: Lukas Bulwahn <>
applies cleanly on current master and next-20201126

Thomas, Ingo, Boris, please pick this minor non-urgent clean-up patch.

 arch/x86/lib/usercopy_32.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/lib/usercopy_32.c b/arch/x86/lib/usercopy_32.c
index 7d290777246d..4976283a01f0 100644
--- a/arch/x86/lib/usercopy_32.c
+++ b/arch/x86/lib/usercopy_32.c
@@ -94,7 +94,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(__clear_user);
 static unsigned long
-__copy_user_intel(void __user *to, const void *from, unsigned long size)
+__copy_user_intel(void *to, const void *from, unsigned long size)
 	int d0, d1;
 	__asm__ __volatile__(
@@ -291,7 +291,7 @@ static unsigned long __copy_user_intel_nocache(void *to,
  * Leave these declared but undefined.  They should not be any references to
  * them
-unsigned long __copy_user_intel(void __user *to, const void *from,
+unsigned long __copy_user_intel(void *to, const void *from,
 					unsigned long size);

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