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Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2023 20:57:31 +0200
From: Ingo Molnar <>
To: Kir Kolyshkin <>
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Joel Fernandes <>,
	Christian Brauner <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sched/headers: move struct sched_param out of uapi

* Kir Kolyshkin <> wrote:

> Both glibc and musl define struct sched_param in sched.h, while kernel
> has it in uapi/linux/sched/types.h, making it cumbersome to use
> sched_getattr(2) or sched_setattr(2) from userspace.
> For example, something like this:
> 	#include <sched.h>
> 	#include <linux/sched/types.h>
> 	struct sched_attr sa;
> will result in "error: redefinition of ‘struct sched_param’" (note the
> code doesn't need sched_param at all -- it needs struct sched_attr
> plus some stuff from sched.h).
> The situation is, glibc is not going to provide a wrapper for
> sched_{get,set}attr, thus the need to include linux/sched_types.h
> directly, which leads to the above problem.

Meh, I truly detest this patch, because 'struct sched_param' is very much
part of the syscall ABI signature:


  asmlinkage long sys_sched_setparam(pid_t pid,
                                        struct sched_param __user *param);
  asmlinkage long sys_sched_setscheduler(pid_t pid, int policy,
                                        struct sched_param __user *param);
  asmlinkage long sys_sched_getparam(pid_t pid,
                                        struct sched_param __user *param);

... but OTOH let's not pretend that UAPI headers have much justification
to exist unless they are useful & can be utilized in some of the most
common user-space library environments as-is. Namespace collisions happen.

So I'm inclined to apply this workaround, but changed the title and added
the caveat below to the changelog:

    sched/headers: Move 'struct sched_param' out of uapi, to work around glibc/musl breakage


    Oh, and here is the previous attempt to fix the issue:
    While I support Linus arguments, the issue is still here
    and needs to be fixed.

    [ mingo: Linus is right, this shouldn't be needed - but on the other
             hand I agree that this header is not really helpful to
             user-space as-is. So let's pretend that
             <uapi/linux/sched/types.h> is only about sched_attr, and
             call this commit a workaround for user-space breakage
             that it in reality is ... Also, remove the Fixes tag. ]

So unless Linus objects, I'll apply this to tip:sched/core for a v6.7 merge.



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