Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 23:49:57 -0700 From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org> To: Al Viro <viro@...IV.linux.org.uk> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>, Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>, Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>, Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...gle.com>, Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@...ibm.com>, Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@...ibm.com>, Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>, David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>, René Nyffenegger <mail@...enyffenegger.ch>, Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, "Paul E . McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>, "Eric W . Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>, Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>, Pavel Tikhomirov <ptikhomirov@...tuozzo.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>, Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@...hat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>, Brian Gerst <brgerst@...il.com>, "Kirill A . Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@...ux.intel.com>, Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@...ibm.com>, Russell King <linux@...linux.org.uk>, Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>, Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>, Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>, James Morse <james.morse@....com>, linux-s390 <linux-s390@...r.kernel.org>, LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, Linux API <linux-api@...r.kernel.org>, the arch/x86 maintainers <x86@...nel.org>, "linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>, Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>, Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl> Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH v9 1/4] syscalls: Verify address limit before returning to user-mode On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 03:45:24AM +0100, Al Viro wrote: > FWIW, some parts of that queue are obviously sane; it's the conversions of > kernel_write() and friends to ->read_iter/->write_iter() that are non-starters. And that part is the main point! > That stuff is used in too many situations; we can't guarantee that all of > them will be for files that have those. That's why this series handles ITER_KVEC for this case, which is all that's really needed for kernel_read/write. If you insiste the bvec and pipe cases are handled as well that couod be added fairly easily. > As for default_file_splice_read(), I seriously suspect that with your change > we could as well just make it return -EINVAL and be done with that; places > that have ->read_iter() tend to have explicit ->splice_read() and it looks > like the ones that do not should simply use generic_file_read_iter(). > I hadn't checked that, but there's not a lot of those: Making ->splice_read to default to the ->read_iter based implementation and returning -EINVAL if neither that nor an explicit ->splice_read is provided is useful, but wasn't the aim of this series. Similar on the write side.
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