path: root/fs/exec.c
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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-01-28 22:14:42 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-01-29 08:22:01 -0800
commit221af7f87b97431e3ee21ce4b0e77d5411cf1549 (patch)
tree480126aada06d87c09cb62e7c8fa292572438c18 /fs/exec.c
parent64a028a6de08545a2c94f302bc7694bf48aee5b5 (diff)
Split 'flush_old_exec' into two functions
'flush_old_exec()' is the point of no return when doing an execve(), and it is pretty badly misnamed. It doesn't just flush the old executable environment, it also starts up the new one. Which is very inconvenient for things like setting up the new personality, because we want the new personality to affect the starting of the new environment, but at the same time we do _not_ want the new personality to take effect if flushing the old one fails. As a result, the x86-64 '32-bit' personality is actually done using this insane "I'm going to change the ABI, but I haven't done it yet" bit (TIF_ABI_PENDING), with SET_PERSONALITY() not actually setting the personality, but just the "pending" bit, so that "flush_thread()" can do the actual personality magic. This patch in no way changes any of that insanity, but it does split the 'flush_old_exec()' function up into a preparatory part that can fail (still called flush_old_exec()), and a new part that will actually set up the new exec environment (setup_new_exec()). All callers are changed to trivially comply with the new world order. Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> Cc: stable@kernel.org Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/exec.c')
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/fs/exec.c b/fs/exec.c
index 632b02e34ec..675c3f44c2e 100644
--- a/fs/exec.c
+++ b/fs/exec.c
@@ -941,9 +941,7 @@ void set_task_comm(struct task_struct *tsk, char *buf)
int flush_old_exec(struct linux_binprm * bprm)
- char * name;
- int i, ch, retval;
- char tcomm[sizeof(current->comm)];
+ int retval;
* Make sure we have a private signal table and that
@@ -963,6 +961,20 @@ int flush_old_exec(struct linux_binprm * bprm)
goto out;
bprm->mm = NULL; /* We're using it now */
+ return 0;
+ return retval;
+void setup_new_exec(struct linux_binprm * bprm)
+ int i, ch;
+ char * name;
+ char tcomm[sizeof(current->comm)];
+ arch_pick_mmap_layout(current->mm);
/* This is the point of no return */
current->sas_ss_sp = current->sas_ss_size = 0;
@@ -1019,14 +1031,8 @@ int flush_old_exec(struct linux_binprm * bprm)
flush_signal_handlers(current, 0);
- return 0;
- return retval;
* Prepare credentials and lock ->cred_guard_mutex.