[2/7] signal/ia64: Document a conflict with SI_USER with SIGFPE

Submitted by Eric W. Biederman on July 18, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

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Message ID 20170718140651.15973-2-ebiederm@xmission.com
State New
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Eric W. Biederman July 18, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Setting si_code to __SI_FAULT results in a userspace seeing
an si_code of 0.  This is the same si_code as SI_USER.  Posix
and common sense requires that SI_USER not be a signal specific
si_code.  As such this use of 0 for the si_code is a pretty
horribly broken ABI.

Given that ia64 is on it's last legs I don't know that it is worth
fixing this, but it is worth documenting what is going on so that
no one decides to copy this bad decision.

This was introduced in 2.3.51 so this mess has had a long time for
people to be able to start depending on it.

Cc: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
Cc: Fenghua Yu <fenghua.yu@intel.com>
Cc: linux-ia64@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
---
 arch/ia64/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h | 3 +++
 arch/ia64/kernel/traps.c             | 4 ++--
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/arch/ia64/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h b/arch/ia64/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h
index 4694c64252d6..3282f8b992fc 100644
--- a/arch/ia64/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h
+++ b/arch/ia64/include/uapi/asm/siginfo.h
@@ -107,6 +107,9 @@  typedef struct siginfo {
 /*
  * SIGFPE si_codes
  */
+#ifdef __KERNEL__
+#define FPE_FIXME	(__SI_FAULT|0)	/* Broken dup of SI_USER */
+#endif /* __KERNEL__ */
 #define __FPE_DECOVF	(__SI_FAULT|9)	/* decimal overflow */
 #define __FPE_DECDIV	(__SI_FAULT|10)	/* decimal division by zero */
 #define __FPE_DECERR	(__SI_FAULT|11)	/* packed decimal error */
diff --git a/arch/ia64/kernel/traps.c b/arch/ia64/kernel/traps.c
index 7b1fe9462158..3cb17cf9b362 100644
--- a/arch/ia64/kernel/traps.c
+++ b/arch/ia64/kernel/traps.c
@@ -349,7 +349,7 @@  handle_fpu_swa (int fp_fault, struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long isr)
 			}
 			siginfo.si_signo = SIGFPE;
 			siginfo.si_errno = 0;
-			siginfo.si_code = __SI_FAULT;	/* default code */
+			siginfo.si_code = FPE_FIXME;	/* default code */
 			siginfo.si_addr = (void __user *) (regs->cr_iip + ia64_psr(regs)->ri);
 			if (isr & 0x11) {
 				siginfo.si_code = FPE_FLTINV;
@@ -373,7 +373,7 @@  handle_fpu_swa (int fp_fault, struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long isr)
 			/* raise exception */
 			siginfo.si_signo = SIGFPE;
 			siginfo.si_errno = 0;
-			siginfo.si_code = __SI_FAULT;	/* default code */
+			siginfo.si_code = FPE_FIXME;	/* default code */
 			siginfo.si_addr = (void __user *) (regs->cr_iip + ia64_psr(regs)->ri);
 			if (isr & 0x880) {
 				siginfo.si_code = FPE_FLTOVF;