Re: [PATCH v8 3/8] seccomp: add system call filtering using BPF

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On 02/16/2012 04:48 PM, Indan Zupancic wrote:
> On Thu, February 16, 2012 22:17, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 
> I would go for something like:
> 
> struct seccomp_data {
> 	int nr;
> 	__u32 arg_low[6];
> 	__u32 arg_high[6];
> 	__u32 instruction_pointer_low;
> 	__u32 instruction_pointer_high;
> 	__u32 __reserved[3];
> };
> 

Uh, that is the absolutely WORST way to do it - not only are you
creating two fields, they're not even adjacent.

> (Not sure what use the IP is because that doesn't tell anything about how
> the system call instruction was reached.)
> 
> The only way to avoid splitting args is to add 64-bit support to BPF.
> That is probably the best way forwards, but would require breaking the
> BPF ABI by either adding a 64-bit version directly or adding extra
> instructions.

Or the compiler or whatever generates the BPF code just is going to have
to generate two instructions -- just like we always have to handle
[u]int64_t on 32-bit platforms.  There is no difference here.

	-hpa

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