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Date:   Sun, 20 Sep 2020 19:12:08 +0100
From:   Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>
To:     Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/9] kernel: add a PF_FORCE_COMPAT flag

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 09:59:36AM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:

> As one example, look at __sys_setsockopt().  It's called for the
> native and compat versions, and it contains an in_compat_syscall()
> check.  (This particularly check looks dubious to me, but that's
> another story.)  If this were to be done with equivalent semantics
> without a separate COMPAT_DEFINE_SYSCALL and without
> in_compat_syscall(), there would need to be some indication as to
> whether this is compat or native setsockopt.  There are other
> setsockopt implementations in the net stack with more
> legitimate-seeming uses of in_compat_syscall() that would need some
> other mechanism if in_compat_syscall() were to go away.
> 
> setsockopt is (I hope!) out of scope for io_uring, but the situation
> isn't fundamentally different from read and write.

	Except that setsockopt() had that crap very widespread; for read()
and write() those are very rare exceptions.

	Andy, please RTFS.  Or dig through archives.  The situation
with setsockopt() is *NOT* a good thing - it's (probably) the least
of the evils.  The last thing we need is making that the norm.

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