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Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2022 08:46:27 +0200
From: Arnd Bergmann <>
To:, Christian Brauner <>
Subject: Re: Re: add loongarch64 port

On Fri, Apr 8, 2022 at 4:21 AM 王洪亮 <> wrote:
> 在 2022/4/7 上午12:00, Markus Wichmann 写道:
> > On Wed, Apr 06, 2022 at 10:08:24AM +0800, 王洪亮 wrote:
> >> Hi, Rich
> >>
> >>
> >> within __clone() implement __NR_clone3 syscall,
> >>
> >> will that confusion between clone and clone3?
> >>
> >>
> >> Hongliang Wang
> >>
> >>
> >>
> > __clone() is a function with a defined interface. How it is implemented
> > is not given in the name. Why should __clone() have to be implemented
> > using the SYS_clone system call? If I understood the thread so far
> > correctly, the final kernel will not even have SYS_clone.
> >
> > Compare with open(), which is often implemented in terms of SYS_openat
> > instead of SYS_open. Or qsort(), which, despite the name, is rarely
> > implemented as a quicksort.
> >
> > So no, there will be no confusion of system calls because a function is
> > not implemented in terms of the system call of the same name, as long as
> > the function fulfills the defined interface.
> >
> > Ciao,
> > Markus
> Hi,
> I agree this point.
> In the implementation,I found a problem:
> In order to implement __NR_clone3 syscall in __clone(),
> I need to fill struct clone_args,I found clone_args.stack
> point to the lowest address of stack,but the input parameter
> "stack" of __clone() point to stack bottom(STACK_GROWS_DOWN),
> because of no stack_size,I can't convert between them.
> Do you have any good suggestions?

There is a good explanation from Christian Brauner about this in

What happens in the clone() syscall in the kernel is that the size
gets added to the initial pointer on normal architectures (parisc and ia64
being the exceptions). If you already have the stack pointer, I think you can
just pass size=0 as we do internally in the kernel.

If there was a port of musl to one of the architectures that does it
then changing callers such as

        pid = __clone(child, stack+sizeof stack,
                CLONE_VM|CLONE_VFORK|SIGCHLD, &args);

would be required, and the separate size argument in clone3() could
help keep that hidden from musl.


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