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Date: Wed,  2 Jun 2021 13:46:51 +0200
From: Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc: Michael Weiser <>,
	Martin Vajnar <>,,
	Will Deacon <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	Arnd Bergmann <>
Subject: [PATCH] [stable v4.4] arm64: Remove unimplemented syscall log message

From: Michael Weiser <>

commit 1962682d2b2fbe6cfa995a85c53c069fadda473e upstream.

Stop printing a (ratelimited) kernel message for each instance of an
unimplemented syscall being called. Userland making an unimplemented
syscall is not necessarily misbehaviour and to be expected with a
current userland running on an older kernel. Also, the current message
looks scary to users but does not actually indicate a real problem nor
help them narrow down the cause. Just rely on sys_ni_syscall() to return

Cc: <>
Cc: Martin Vajnar <>
Acked-by: Will Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: Michael Weiser <>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
This was backported to v4.14 and later, but is missing in v4.4 and
before, apparently because of a trivial merge conflict. This is
a manual backport I did after I saw a report about the issue
by Martin Vajnar on the musl mailing list.
 arch/arm64/kernel/traps.c | 8 --------
 1 file changed, 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/traps.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/traps.c
index 02710f99c137..a8c0fd0574fa 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/traps.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/traps.c
@@ -381,14 +381,6 @@ asmlinkage long do_ni_syscall(struct pt_regs *regs)
-	if (show_unhandled_signals_ratelimited()) {
-		pr_info("%s[%d]: syscall %d\n", current->comm,
-			task_pid_nr(current), (int)regs->syscallno);
-		dump_instr("", regs);
-		if (user_mode(regs))
-			__show_regs(regs);
-	}
 	return sys_ni_syscall();

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