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2017-11-02License cleanup: add SPDX license identifier to uapi header files with no ↵Greg Kroah-Hartman1-0/+1
license Many user space API headers are missing licensing information, which makes it hard for compliance tools to determine the correct license. By default are files without license information under the default license of the kernel, which is GPLV2. Marking them GPLV2 would exclude them from being included in non GPLV2 code, which is obviously not intended. The user space API headers fall under the syscall exception which is in the kernels COPYING file: NOTE! This copyright does *not* cover user programs that use kernel services by normal system calls - this is merely considered normal use of the kernel, and does *not* fall under the heading of "derived work". otherwise syscall usage would not be possible. Update the files which contain no license information with an SPDX license identifier. The chosen identifier is 'GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note' which is the officially assigned identifier for the Linux syscall exception. SPDX license identifiers are a legally binding shorthand, which can be used instead of the full boiler plate text. This patch is based on work done by Thomas Gleixner and Kate Stewart and Philippe Ombredanne. See the previous patch in this series for the methodology of how this patch was researched. Reviewed-by: Kate Stewart <kstewart@linuxfoundation.org> Reviewed-by: Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@nexb.com> Reviewed-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
2017-04-17Remove compat_sys_getdents64()Al Viro1-2/+1
Unlike normal compat syscall variants, it is needed only for biarch architectures that have different alignement requirements for u64 in 32bit and 64bit ABI *and* have __put_user() that won't handle a store of 64bit value at 32bit-aligned address. We used to have one such (ia64), but its biarch support has been gone since 2010 (after being broken in 2008, which went unnoticed since nobody had been using it). It had escaped removal at the same time only because back in 2004 a patch that switched several syscalls on amd64 from private wrappers to generic compat ones had switched to use of compat_sys_getdents64(), which hadn't needed (or used) a compat wrapper on amd64. Let's bury it - it's at least 7 years overdue. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2017-03-20generic syscalls: Wire up statx syscallStafford Horne1-1/+3
The new syscall statx is implemented as generic code, so enable it for architectures like openrisc which use the generic syscall table. Fixes: a528d35e8bfcc ("statx: Add a system call to make enhanced file info available") Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com> Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> Cc: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org Signed-off-by: Stafford Horne <shorne@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
2016-10-17generic syscalls: kill cruft from removed pkey syscallsDave Hansen1-4/+0
pkey_set() and pkey_get() were syscalls present in older versions of the protection keys patches. They were fully excised from the x86 code, but some cruft was left in the generic syscall code. The C++ comments were intended to help to make it more glaring to me to fix them before actually submitting them. That technique worked, but later than I would have liked. I test-compiled this for arm64. Fixes: a60f7b69d92c0 ("generic syscalls: Wire up memory protection keys syscalls") Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: x86@kernel.org Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org Cc: mgorman@techsingularity.net Cc: linux-api@vger.kernel.org Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org Cc: luto@kernel.org Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2016-09-09generic syscalls: Wire up memory protection keys syscallsDave Hansen1-1/+11
These new syscalls are implemented as generic code, so enable them for architectures like arm64 which use the generic syscall table. According to Arnd: Even if the support is x86 specific for the forseeable future, it may be good to reserve the number just in case. The other architecture specific syscall lists are usually left to the individual arch maintainers, most a lot of the newer architectures share this table. Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org Cc: Dave Hansen <dave@sr71.net> Cc: mgorman@techsingularity.net Cc: linux-api@vger.kernel.org Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org Cc: luto@kernel.org Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org Cc: torvalds@linux-foundation.org Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20160729163018.505A6875@viggo.jf.intel.com Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
2016-05-05asm-generic: Drop renameat syscall from default listJames Hogan1-0/+3
The newer renameat2 syscall provides all the functionality provided by the renameat syscall and adds flags, so future architectures won't need to include renameat. Therefore drop the renameat syscall from the generic syscall list unless __ARCH_WANT_RENAMEAT is defined by the architecture's unistd.h prior to including asm-generic/unistd.h, and adjust all architectures using the generic syscall list to define it so that no in-tree architectures are affected. Signed-off-by: James Hogan <james.hogan@imgtec.com> Acked-by: Vineet Gupta <vgupta@synopsys.com> Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org Cc: linux-snps-arc@lists.infradead.org Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com> Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> Cc: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org Cc: Mark Salter <msalter@redhat.com> Cc: Aurelien Jacquiot <a-jacquiot@ti.com> Cc: linux-c6x-dev@linux-c6x.org Cc: Richard Kuo <rkuo@codeaurora.org> Cc: linux-hexagon@vger.kernel.org Cc: linux-metag@vger.kernel.org Cc: Jonas Bonn <jonas@southpole.se> Cc: linux@lists.openrisc.net Cc: Chen Liqin <liqin.linux@gmail.com> Cc: Lennox Wu <lennox.wu@gmail.com> Cc: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@mellanox.com> Cc: Guan Xuetao <gxt@mprc.pku.edu.cn> Cc: Ley Foon Tan <lftan@altera.com> Cc: nios2-dev@lists.rocketboards.org Cc: Yoshinori Sato <ysato@users.sourceforge.jp> Cc: uclinux-h8-devel@lists.sourceforge.jp Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
2016-05-05asm-generic: use compat version for preadv2 and pwritev2Yury Norov1-2/+2
Compat architectures that does not use generic unistd (mips, s390), declare compat version in their syscall tables for preadv2 and pwritev2. Generic unistd syscall table should do it as well. [arnd: this initially slipped through the review and an incorrect patch got merged. arch/tile/ is the only architecture that could be affected for their 32-bit compat mode, every other architecture we support today is fine.] Signed-off-by: Yury Norov <ynorov@caviumnetworks.com> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
2016-04-23generic syscalls: wire up preadv2 and pwritev2 syscallsAndre Przywara1-1/+5
These new syscalls are implemented as generic code, so enable them for architectures like arm64 which use the generic syscall table. Signed-off-by: Andre Przywara <andre.przywara@arm.com> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
2015-12-01vfs: add copy_file_range syscall and vfs helperZach Brown1-1/+3
Add a copy_file_range() system call for offloading copies between regular files. This gives an interface to underlying layers of the storage stack which can copy without reading and writing all the data. There are a few candidates that should support copy offloading in the nearer term: - btrfs shares extent references with its clone ioctl - NFS has patches to add a COPY command which copies on the server - SCSI has a family of XCOPY commands which copy in the device This system call avoids the complexity of also accelerating the creation of the destination file by operating on an existing destination file descriptor, not a path. Currently the high level vfs entry point limits copy offloading to files on the same mount and super (and not in the same file). This can be relaxed if we get implementations which can copy between file systems safely. Signed-off-by: Zach Brown <zab@redhat.com> [Anna Schumaker: Change -EINVAL to -EBADF during file verification, Change flags parameter from int to unsigned int, Add function to include/linux/syscalls.h, Check copy len after file open mode, Don't forbid ranges inside the same file, Use rw_verify_area() to veriy ranges, Use file_out rather than file_in, Add COPY_FR_REFLINK flag] Signed-off-by: Anna Schumaker <Anna.Schumaker@Netapp.com> Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2015-11-05mm: mlock: add new mlock system callEric B Munson1-1/+3
With the refactored mlock code, introduce a new system call for mlock. The new call will allow the user to specify what lock states are being added. mlock2 is trivial at the moment, but a follow on patch will add a new mlock state making it useful. Signed-off-by: Eric B Munson <emunson@akamai.com> Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com> Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> Cc: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com> Cc: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au> Cc: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> Cc: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net> Cc: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com> Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com> Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org> Cc: Shuah Khan <shuahkh@osg.samsung.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2015-09-22userfaultfd: register uapi generic syscall (aarch64)Dr. David Alan Gilbert1-3/+5
Add the userfaultfd syscalls to uapi asm-generic, it was tested with postcopy live migration on aarch64 with both 4k and 64k pagesize kernels. Signed-off-by: Dr. David Alan Gilbert <dgilbert@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com> Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au> Cc: Shuah Khan <shuahkh@osg.samsung.com> Cc: Thierry Reding <treding@nvidia.com> Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2015-09-11sys_membarrier(): system-wide memory barrier (generic, x86)Mathieu Desnoyers1-1/+3
Here is an implementation of a new system call, sys_membarrier(), which executes a memory barrier on all threads running on the system. It is implemented by calling synchronize_sched(). It can be used to distribute the cost of user-space memory barriers asymmetrically by transforming pairs of memory barriers into pairs consisting of sys_membarrier() and a compiler barrier. For synchronization primitives that distinguish between read-side and write-side (e.g. userspace RCU [1], rwlocks), the read-side can be accelerated significantly by moving the bulk of the memory barrier overhead to the write-side. The existing applications of which I am aware that would be improved by this system call are as follows: * Through Userspace RCU library (http://urcu.so) - DNS server (Knot DNS) https://www.knot-dns.cz/ - Network sniffer (http://netsniff-ng.org/) - Distributed object storage (https://sheepdog.github.io/sheepdog/) - User-space tracing (http://lttng.org) - Network storage system (https://www.gluster.org/) - Virtual routers (https://events.linuxfoundation.org/sites/events/files/slides/DPDK_RCU_0MQ.pdf) - Financial software (https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/3/23/189) Those projects use RCU in userspace to increase read-side speed and scalability compared to locking. Especially in the case of RCU used by libraries, sys_membarrier can speed up the read-side by moving the bulk of the memory barrier cost to synchronize_rcu(). * Direct users of sys_membarrier - core dotnet garbage collector (https://github.com/dotnet/coreclr/issues/198) Microsoft core dotnet GC developers are planning to use the mprotect() side-effect of issuing memory barriers through IPIs as a way to implement Windows FlushProcessWriteBuffers() on Linux. They are referring to sys_membarrier in their github thread, specifically stating that sys_membarrier() is what they are looking for. To explain the benefit of this scheme, let's introduce two example threads: Thread A (non-frequent, e.g. executing liburcu synchronize_rcu()) Thread B (frequent, e.g. executing liburcu rcu_read_lock()/rcu_read_unlock()) In a scheme where all smp_mb() in thread A are ordering memory accesses with respect to smp_mb() present in Thread B, we can change each smp_mb() within Thread A into calls to sys_membarrier() and each smp_mb() within Thread B into compiler barriers "barrier()". Before the change, we had, for each smp_mb() pairs: Thread A Thread B previous mem accesses previous mem accesses smp_mb() smp_mb() following mem accesses following mem accesses After the change, these pairs become: Thread A Thread B prev mem accesses prev mem accesses sys_membarrier() barrier() follow mem accesses follow mem accesses As we can see, there are two possible scenarios: either Thread B memory accesses do not happen concurrently with Thread A accesses (1), or they do (2). 1) Non-concurrent Thread A vs Thread B accesses: Thread A Thread B prev mem accesses sys_membarrier() follow mem accesses prev mem accesses barrier() follow mem accesses In this case, thread B accesses will be weakly ordered. This is OK, because at that point, thread A is not particularly interested in ordering them with respect to its own accesses. 2) Concurrent Thread A vs Thread B accesses Thread A Thread B prev mem accesses prev mem accesses sys_membarrier() barrier() follow mem accesses follow mem accesses In this case, thread B accesses, which are ensured to be in program order thanks to the compiler barrier, will be "upgraded" to full smp_mb() by synchronize_sched(). * Benchmarks On Intel Xeon E5405 (8 cores) (one thread is calling sys_membarrier, the other 7 threads are busy looping) 1000 non-expedited sys_membarrier calls in 33s =3D 33 milliseconds/call. * User-space user of this system call: Userspace RCU library Both the signal-based and the sys_membarrier userspace RCU schemes permit us to remove the memory barrier from the userspace RCU rcu_read_lock() and rcu_read_unlock() primitives, thus significantly accelerating them. These memory barriers are replaced by compiler barriers on the read-side, and all matching memory barriers on the write-side are turned into an invocation of a memory barrier on all active threads in the process. By letting the kernel perform this synchronization rather than dumbly sending a signal to every process threads (as we currently do), we diminish the number of unnecessary wake ups and only issue the memory barriers on active threads. Non-running threads do not need to execute such barrier anyway, because these are implied by the scheduler context switches. Results in liburcu: Operations in 10s, 6 readers, 2 writers: memory barriers in reader: 1701557485 reads, 2202847 writes signal-based scheme: 9830061167 reads, 6700 writes sys_membarrier: 9952759104 reads, 425 writes sys_membarrier (dyn. check): 7970328887 reads, 425 writes The dynamic sys_membarrier availability check adds some overhead to the read-side compared to the signal-based scheme, but besides that, sys_membarrier slightly outperforms the signal-based scheme. However, this non-expedited sys_membarrier implementation has a much slower grace period than signal and memory barrier schemes. Besides diminishing the number of wake-ups, one major advantage of the membarrier system call over the signal-based scheme is that it does not need to reserve a signal. This plays much more nicely with libraries, and with processes injected into for tracing purposes, for which we cannot expect that signals will be unused by the application. An expedited version of this system call can be added later on to speed up the grace period. Its implementation will likely depend on reading the cpu_curr()->mm without holding each CPU's rq lock. This patch adds the system call to x86 and to asm-generic. [1] http://urcu.so membarrier(2) man page: MEMBARRIER(2) Linux Programmer's Manual MEMBARRIER(2) NAME membarrier - issue memory barriers on a set of threads SYNOPSIS #include <linux/membarrier.h> int membarrier(int cmd, int flags); DESCRIPTION The cmd argument is one of the following: MEMBARRIER_CMD_QUERY Query the set of supported commands. It returns a bitmask of supported commands. MEMBARRIER_CMD_SHARED Execute a memory barrier on all threads running on the system. Upon return from system call, the caller thread is ensured that all running threads have passed through a state where all memory accesses to user-space addresses match program order between entry to and return from the system call (non-running threads are de facto in such a state). This covers threads from all pro=E2=80=90 cesses running on the system. This command returns 0. The flags argument needs to be 0. For future extensions. All memory accesses performed in program order from each targeted thread is guaranteed to be ordered with respect to sys_membarrier(). If we use the semantic "barrier()" to represent a compiler barrier forcing memory accesses to be performed in program order across the barrier, and smp_mb() to represent explicit memory barriers forcing full memory ordering across the barrier, we have the following ordering table for each pair of barrier(), sys_membarrier() and smp_mb(): The pair ordering is detailed as (O: ordered, X: not ordered): barrier() smp_mb() sys_membarrier() barrier() X X O smp_mb() X O O sys_membarrier() O O O RETURN VALUE On success, these system calls return zero. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately. For a given command, with flags argument set to 0, this system call is guaranteed to always return the same value until reboot. ERRORS ENOSYS System call is not implemented. EINVAL Invalid arguments. Linux 2015-04-15 MEMBARRIER(2) Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com> Reviewed-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Reviewed-by: Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org> Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Cc: Nicholas Miell <nmiell@comcast.net> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com> Cc: Alan Cox <gnomes@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> Cc: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com> Cc: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Cc: Pranith Kumar <bobby.prani@gmail.com> Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com> Cc: Shuah Khan <shuahkh@osg.samsung.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2014-12-13syscalls: implement execveat() system callDavid Drysdale1-1/+3
This patchset adds execveat(2) for x86, and is derived from Meredydd Luff's patch from Sept 2012 (https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/9/11/528). The primary aim of adding an execveat syscall is to allow an implementation of fexecve(3) that does not rely on the /proc filesystem, at least for executables (rather than scripts). The current glibc version of fexecve(3) is implemented via /proc, which causes problems in sandboxed or otherwise restricted environments. Given the desire for a /proc-free fexecve() implementation, HPA suggested (https://lkml.org/lkml/2006/7/11/556) that an execveat(2) syscall would be an appropriate generalization. Also, having a new syscall means that it can take a flags argument without back-compatibility concerns. The current implementation just defines the AT_EMPTY_PATH and AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW flags, but other flags could be added in future -- for example, flags for new namespaces (as suggested at https://lkml.org/lkml/2006/7/11/474). Related history: - https://lkml.org/lkml/2006/12/27/123 is an example of someone realizing that fexecve() is likely to fail in a chroot environment. - http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=514043 covered documenting the /proc requirement of fexecve(3) in its manpage, to "prevent other people from wasting their time". - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=241609 described a problem where a process that did setuid() could not fexecve() because it no longer had access to /proc/self/fd; this has since been fixed. This patch (of 4): Add a new execveat(2) system call. execveat() is to execve() as openat() is to open(): it takes a file descriptor that refers to a directory, and resolves the filename relative to that. In addition, if the filename is empty and AT_EMPTY_PATH is specified, execveat() executes the file to which the file descriptor refers. This replicates the functionality of fexecve(), which is a system call in other UNIXen, but in Linux glibc it depends on opening "/proc/self/fd/<fd>" (and so relies on /proc being mounted). The filename fed to the executed program as argv[0] (or the name of the script fed to a script interpreter) will be of the form "/dev/fd/<fd>" (for an empty filename) or "/dev/fd/<fd>/<filename>", effectively reflecting how the executable was found. This does however mean that execution of a script in a /proc-less environment won't work; also, script execution via an O_CLOEXEC file descriptor fails (as the file will not be accessible after exec). Based on patches by Meredydd Luff. Signed-off-by: David Drysdale <drysdale@google.com> Cc: Meredydd Luff <meredydd@senatehouse.org> Cc: Shuah Khan <shuah.kh@samsung.com> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com> Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net> Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Cc: Rich Felker <dalias@aerifal.cx> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2014-09-26bpf: enable bpf syscall on x64 and i386Alexei Starovoitov1-1/+3
done as separate commit to ease conflict resolution Signed-off-by: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@plumgrid.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2014-08-18asm-generic: add memfd_create system call to unistd.hWill Deacon1-1/+3
Commit 9183df25fe7b ("shm: add memfd_create() syscall") added a new system call (memfd_create) but didn't update the asm-generic unistd header. This patch adds the new system call to the asm-generic version of unistd.h so that it can be used by architectures such as arm64. Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Reviewed-by: David Herrmann <dh.herrmann@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
2014-08-06Merge tag 'random_for_linus' of ↵Linus Torvalds1-1/+3
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tytso/random Pull randomness updates from Ted Ts'o: "Cleanups and bug fixes to /dev/random, add a new getrandom(2) system call, which is a superset of OpenBSD's getentropy(2) call, for use with userspace crypto libraries such as LibreSSL. Also add the ability to have a kernel thread to pull entropy from hardware rng devices into /dev/random" * tag 'random_for_linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tytso/random: hwrng: Pass entropy to add_hwgenerator_randomness() in bits, not bytes random: limit the contribution of the hw rng to at most half random: introduce getrandom(2) system call hw_random: fix sparse warning (NULL vs 0 for pointer) random: use registers from interrupted code for CPU's w/o a cycle counter hwrng: add per-device entropy derating hwrng: create filler thread random: add_hwgenerator_randomness() for feeding entropy from devices random: use an improved fast_mix() function random: clean up interrupt entropy accounting for archs w/o cycle counters random: only update the last_pulled time if we actually transferred entropy random: remove unneeded hash of a portion of the entropy pool random: always update the entropy pool under the spinlock
2014-08-05random: introduce getrandom(2) system callTheodore Ts'o1-1/+3
The getrandom(2) system call was requested by the LibreSSL Portable developers. It is analoguous to the getentropy(2) system call in OpenBSD. The rationale of this system call is to provide resiliance against file descriptor exhaustion attacks, where the attacker consumes all available file descriptors, forcing the use of the fallback code where /dev/[u]random is not available. Since the fallback code is often not well-tested, it is better to eliminate this potential failure mode entirely. The other feature provided by this new system call is the ability to request randomness from the /dev/urandom entropy pool, but to block until at least 128 bits of entropy has been accumulated in the /dev/urandom entropy pool. Historically, the emphasis in the /dev/urandom development has been to ensure that urandom pool is initialized as quickly as possible after system boot, and preferably before the init scripts start execution. This is because changing /dev/urandom reads to block represents an interface change that could potentially break userspace which is not acceptable. In practice, on most x86 desktop and server systems, in general the entropy pool can be initialized before it is needed (and in modern kernels, we will printk a warning message if not). However, on an embedded system, this may not be the case. And so with this new interface, we can provide the functionality of blocking until the urandom pool has been initialized. Any userspace program which uses this new functionality must take care to assure that if it is used during the boot process, that it will not cause the init scripts or other portions of the system startup to hang indefinitely. SYNOPSIS #include <linux/random.h> int getrandom(void *buf, size_t buflen, unsigned int flags); DESCRIPTION The system call getrandom() fills the buffer pointed to by buf with up to buflen random bytes which can be used to seed user space random number generators (i.e., DRBG's) or for other cryptographic uses. It should not be used for Monte Carlo simulations or other programs/algorithms which are doing probabilistic sampling. If the GRND_RANDOM flags bit is set, then draw from the /dev/random pool instead of the /dev/urandom pool. The /dev/random pool is limited based on the entropy that can be obtained from environmental noise, so if there is insufficient entropy, the requested number of bytes may not be returned. If there is no entropy available at all, getrandom(2) will either block, or return an error with errno set to EAGAIN if the GRND_NONBLOCK bit is set in flags. If the GRND_RANDOM bit is not set, then the /dev/urandom pool will be used. Unlike using read(2) to fetch data from /dev/urandom, if the urandom pool has not been sufficiently initialized, getrandom(2) will block (or return -1 with the errno set to EAGAIN if the GRND_NONBLOCK bit is set in flags). The getentropy(2) system call in OpenBSD can be emulated using the following function: int getentropy(void *buf, size_t buflen) { int ret; if (buflen > 256) goto failure; ret = getrandom(buf, buflen, 0); if (ret < 0) return ret; if (ret == buflen) return 0; failure: errno = EIO; return -1; } RETURN VALUE On success, the number of bytes that was filled in the buf is returned. This may not be all the bytes requested by the caller via buflen if insufficient entropy was present in the /dev/random pool, or if the system call was interrupted by a signal. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately. ERRORS EINVAL An invalid flag was passed to getrandom(2) EFAULT buf is outside the accessible address space. EAGAIN The requested entropy was not available, and getentropy(2) would have blocked if the GRND_NONBLOCK flag was not set. EINTR While blocked waiting for entropy, the call was interrupted by a signal handler; see the description of how interrupted read(2) calls on "slow" devices are handled with and without the SA_RESTART flag in the signal(7) man page. NOTES For small requests (buflen <= 256) getrandom(2) will not return EINTR when reading from the urandom pool once the entropy pool has been initialized, and it will return all of the bytes that have been requested. This is the recommended way to use getrandom(2), and is designed for compatibility with OpenBSD's getentropy() system call. However, if you are using GRND_RANDOM, then getrandom(2) may block until the entropy accounting determines that sufficient environmental noise has been gathered such that getrandom(2) will be operating as a NRBG instead of a DRBG for those people who are working in the NIST SP 800-90 regime. Since it may block for a long time, these guarantees do *not* apply. The user may want to interrupt a hanging process using a signal, so blocking until all of the requested bytes are returned would be unfriendly. For this reason, the user of getrandom(2) MUST always check the return value, in case it returns some error, or if fewer bytes than requested was returned. In the case of !GRND_RANDOM and small request, the latter should never happen, but the careful userspace code (and all crypto code should be careful) should check for this anyway! Finally, unless you are doing long-term key generation (and perhaps not even then), you probably shouldn't be using GRND_RANDOM. The cryptographic algorithms used for /dev/urandom are quite conservative, and so should be sufficient for all purposes. The disadvantage of GRND_RANDOM is that it can block, and the increased complexity required to deal with partially fulfilled getrandom(2) requests. Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> Reviewed-by: Zach Brown <zab@zabbo.net>
2014-07-18seccomp: add "seccomp" syscallKees Cook1-1/+3
This adds the new "seccomp" syscall with both an "operation" and "flags" parameter for future expansion. The third argument is a pointer value, used with the SECCOMP_SET_MODE_FILTER operation. Currently, flags must be 0. This is functionally equivalent to prctl(PR_SET_SECCOMP, ...). In addition to the TSYNC flag later in this patch series, there is a non-zero chance that this syscall could be used for configuring a fixed argument area for seccomp-tracer-aware processes to pass syscall arguments in the future. Hence, the use of "seccomp" not simply "seccomp_add_filter" for this syscall. Additionally, this syscall uses operation, flags, and user pointer for arguments because strictly passing arguments via a user pointer would mean seccomp itself would be unable to trivially filter the seccomp syscall itself. Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Reviewed-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com> Reviewed-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
2014-05-20asm-generic: Add renameat2 syscallJames Hogan1-1/+3
Add the renameat2 syscall to the generic syscall list, which is used by the following architectures: arc, arm64, c6x, hexagon, metag, openrisc, score, tile, unicore32. Signed-off-by: James Hogan <james.hogan@imgtec.com> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@suse.cz> Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org Cc: Vineet Gupta <vgupta@synopsys.com> Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com> Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> Cc: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org Cc: Mark Salter <msalter@redhat.com> Cc: Aurelien Jacquiot <a-jacquiot@ti.com> Cc: Richard Kuo <rkuo@codeaurora.org> Cc: linux-hexagon@vger.kernel.org Cc: linux-metag@vger.kernel.org Cc: Jonas Bonn <jonas@southpole.se> Cc: Chen Liqin <liqin.linux@gmail.com> Cc: Lennox Wu <lennox.wu@gmail.com> Cc: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@tilera.com> Cc: Guan Xuetao <gxt@mprc.pku.edu.cn>
2014-03-04compat: let architectures define __ARCH_WANT_COMPAT_SYS_GETDENTS64Heiko Carstens1-0/+1
For architecture dependent compat syscalls in common code an architecture must define something like __ARCH_WANT_<WHATEVER> if it wants to use the code. This however is not true for compat_sys_getdents64 for which architectures must define __ARCH_OMIT_COMPAT_SYS_GETDENTS64 if they do not want the code. This leads to the situation where all architectures, except mips, get the compat code but only x86_64, arm64 and the generic syscall architectures actually use it. So invert the logic, so that architectures actively must do something to get the compat code. This way a couple of architectures get rid of otherwise dead code. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
2014-02-24asm-generic: add sched_setattr/sched_getattr syscallsJames Hogan1-1/+5
Add the sched_setattr and sched_getattr syscalls to the generic syscall list, which is used by the following architectures: arc, arm64, c6x, hexagon, metag, openrisc, score, tile, unicore32. Signed-off-by: James Hogan <james.hogan@imgtec.com> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Acked-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com> Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org Cc: Vineet Gupta <vgupta@synopsys.com> Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> Cc: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org Cc: Mark Salter <msalter@redhat.com> Cc: Aurelien Jacquiot <a-jacquiot@ti.com> Cc: linux-c6x-dev@linux-c6x.org Cc: Richard Kuo <rkuo@codeaurora.org> Cc: linux-hexagon@vger.kernel.org Cc: linux-metag@vger.kernel.org Cc: Jonas Bonn <jonas@southpole.se> Cc: linux@lists.openrisc.net Cc: Chen Liqin <liqin.linux@gmail.com> Cc: Lennox Wu <lennox.wu@gmail.com> Cc: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@tilera.com> Cc: Guan Xuetao <gxt@mprc.pku.edu.cn>
2013-06-19sched: Rename sched.c as sched/core.c in comments and DocumentationViresh Kumar1-1/+1
Most of the stuff from kernel/sched.c was moved to kernel/sched/core.c long time back and the comments/Documentation never got updated. I figured it out when I was going through sched-domains.txt and so thought of fixing it globally. I haven't crossed check if the stuff that is referenced in sched/core.c by all these files is still present and hasn't changed as that wasn't the motive behind this patch. Signed-off-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/cdff76a265326ab8d71922a1db5be599f20aad45.1370329560.git.viresh.kumar@linaro.org Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
2013-02-03tile: switch to generic compat rt_sig{procmask,pending}()Al Viro1-2/+2
note that the only systems that are going to care are big-endian 64bit ones with 32bit compat enabled - little-endian bitmaps are not sensitive to granularity. Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2012-12-14add finit_module syscall to asm-genericKees Cook1-1/+3
This adds the finit_module syscall to the generic syscall list. Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
2012-10-04UAPI: (Scripted) Disintegrate include/asm-genericDavid Howells1-0/+902
Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Acked-by: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com> Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Acked-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>

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