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From: "Giuliano Procida" <>
To: "Mikael Pettersson" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: MTRR: fix 32-bit ioctls on x64_32
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:59:15 +0000	[thread overview]
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On 16/01/07, Mikael Pettersson <> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:14:30 +0000, Giuliano Procida wrote:
> These #ifdefs are too ugly.

Agreed that the #ifdefs are rather ugly, but they were the smallest change.
Whoever wrote the original compat changes was relying on the IOC
constants being different for 32- and 64-bit userspace. This allowed the
lazy reuse of the whole ioctl function rather than having to write a complete
replacement compat_ioctl for fops.

> Since you apparently just add aliases for the case labels,
> and do no actual code changes, why not
> 1. make the new cases unconditional, or

The constants are only visible under CONFIG_COMPAT. I think they
should stay that way.

> 2. invoke a translation function before the switch which
>    maps the MTRRCIOC32_ constants to what the kernel uses

Other things I considered:

3. write a wrapper compat function that calls the original, make the
original pure 64-bit
4. macroise the case labels away somehow
5. update cmd in place (cannot do this as it re-used in the third switch)
6. add real_cmd and switch on that instead (your 2.),
   requires yet another switch and #ifdef.

It might be nicer to decode the IOC constants and use action, size and R/W flags
to control all the switches. Not sure myself.


  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-16 17:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-16 12:48 Mikael Pettersson
2007-01-16 17:59 ` Giuliano Procida [this message]
2007-01-17  3:51 ` H. Peter Anvin
2007-01-23 13:23   ` Giuliano Procida
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2007-01-16  8:14 Giuliano Procida

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