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From: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com>
To: Kevin Easton <kevin@guarana.org>
Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, jasowang@redhat.com,
	kvm@vger.kernel.org, virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vhost: make msg padding explicit
Date: Wed, 2 May 2018 16:36:37 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180502162932-mutt-send-email-mst@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180502062809.GA14485@la.guarana.org>

On Wed, May 02, 2018 at 02:28:09AM -0400, Kevin Easton wrote:
> On Tue, May 01, 2018 at 02:05:51PM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> > From: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com>
> > Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 20:19:19 +0300
> > 
> > > On Tue, May 01, 2018 at 11:28:22AM -0400, David Miller wrote:
> > >> From: "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@redhat.com>
> > >> Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 19:02:05 +0300
> > >> 
> > >> > There's a 32 bit hole just after type. It's best to
> > >> > give it a name, this way compiler is forced to initialize
> > >> > it with rest of the structure.
> > >> > 
> > >> > Reported-by: Kevin Easton <kevin@guarana.org>
> > >> > Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>
> > >> 
> > >> Michael, will you be sending this directly to Linus or would you like
> > >> me to apply it to net or net-next?
> > >> 
> > >> Thanks.
> > > 
> > > I'd prefer you to apply it for net and cc stable if possible.
> > 
> > Ok, applied, and added to my -stable submission queue.
> 
> Hold on, this patch changes the layout for i386 (where there is
> no padding at all).  And it's part of UAPI.
> 
>     - Kevin
> 
> > 

Ouch.  True - and in particular the 32 bit ABI on 64 bit kernels doesn't
work at all. Hmm. It's relatively new and maybe there aren't any 32 bit
users yet. Thoughts?

-- 
MST

  reply	other threads:[~2018-05-02 13:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-27 16:02 Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-04-30  1:34 ` David Miller
2018-05-01 15:28 ` David Miller
2018-05-01 17:19   ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-05-01 18:05     ` David Miller
2018-05-02  6:28       ` Kevin Easton
2018-05-02 13:36         ` Michael S. Tsirkin [this message]
2018-05-02 14:04           ` David Miller
2018-05-02 14:19             ` Michael S. Tsirkin
2018-05-02 14:40               ` Kevin Easton

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