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Date:   Sun, 20 Sep 2020 09:55:40 -0600
From:   William Kucharski <kucharsk@...il.com>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, x86@...nel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-mips@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-parisc@...r.kernel.org, linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org,
        linux-s390@...r.kernel.org, sparclinux@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-block@...r.kernel.org, linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-aio@...ck.org,
        io-uring@...r.kernel.org, linux-arch@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-mm@...ck.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        keyrings@...r.kernel.org, linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/9] kernel: add a PF_FORCE_COMPAT flag

I really like that as it’s self-documenting and anyone debugging it can see what is actually being used at a glance.

> On Sep 20, 2020, at 09:15, Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org> wrote:
> 
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 02:45:25PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>> Add a flag to force processing a syscall as a compat syscall.  This is
>> required so that in_compat_syscall() works for I/O submitted by io_uring
>> helper threads on behalf of compat syscalls.
> 
> Al doesn't like this much, but my suggestion is to introduce two new
> opcodes -- IORING_OP_READV32 and IORING_OP_WRITEV32.  The compat code
> can translate IORING_OP_READV to IORING_OP_READV32 and then the core
> code can know what that user pointer is pointing to.

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