path: root/fs/exec.c
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authorDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2010-08-17 23:52:56 +0100
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-08-17 18:07:43 -0700
commitd7627467b7a8dd6944885290a03a07ceb28c10eb (patch)
treea18c83468418e878cfb2d44e4310d81b8db84ad7 /fs/exec.c
parentda5cabf80e2433131bf0ed8993abc0f7ea618c73 (diff)
Make do_execve() take a const filename pointer
Make do_execve() take a const filename pointer so that kernel_execve() compiles correctly on ARM: arch/arm/kernel/sys_arm.c:88: warning: passing argument 1 of 'do_execve' discards qualifiers from pointer target type This also requires the argv and envp arguments to be consted twice, once for the pointer array and once for the strings the array points to. This is because do_execve() passes a pointer to the filename (now const) to copy_strings_kernel(). A simpler alternative would be to cast the filename pointer in do_execve() when it's passed to copy_strings_kernel(). do_execve() may not change any of the strings it is passed as part of the argv or envp lists as they are some of them in .rodata, so marking these strings as const should be fine. Further kernel_execve() and sys_execve() need to be changed to match. This has been test built on x86_64, frv, arm and mips. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Tested-by: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org> Acked-by: Russell King <rmk+kernel@arm.linux.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/exec.c')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 10 deletions
diff --git a/fs/exec.c b/fs/exec.c
index 7761837e450..05c7d6b84df 100644
--- a/fs/exec.c
+++ b/fs/exec.c
@@ -361,13 +361,13 @@ err:
* count() counts the number of strings in array ARGV.
-static int count(char __user * __user * argv, int max)
+static int count(const char __user * const __user * argv, int max)
int i = 0;
if (argv != NULL) {
for (;;) {
- char __user * p;
+ const char __user * p;
if (get_user(p, argv))
return -EFAULT;
@@ -387,7 +387,7 @@ static int count(char __user * __user * argv, int max)
* processes's memory to the new process's stack. The call to get_user_pages()
* ensures the destination page is created and not swapped out.
-static int copy_strings(int argc, char __user * __user * argv,
+static int copy_strings(int argc, const char __user *const __user *argv,
struct linux_binprm *bprm)
struct page *kmapped_page = NULL;
@@ -396,7 +396,7 @@ static int copy_strings(int argc, char __user * __user * argv,
int ret;
while (argc-- > 0) {
- char __user *str;
+ const char __user *str;
int len;
unsigned long pos;
@@ -470,12 +470,13 @@ out:
* Like copy_strings, but get argv and its values from kernel memory.
-int copy_strings_kernel(int argc,char ** argv, struct linux_binprm *bprm)
+int copy_strings_kernel(int argc, const char *const *argv,
+ struct linux_binprm *bprm)
int r;
mm_segment_t oldfs = get_fs();
- r = copy_strings(argc, (char __user * __user *)argv, bprm);
+ r = copy_strings(argc, (const char __user *const __user *)argv, bprm);
return r;
@@ -997,7 +998,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(flush_old_exec);
void setup_new_exec(struct linux_binprm * bprm)
int i, ch;
- char * name;
+ const char *name;
char tcomm[sizeof(current->comm)];
@@ -1316,9 +1317,9 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(search_binary_handler);
* sys_execve() executes a new program.
-int do_execve(char * filename,
- char __user *__user *argv,
- char __user *__user *envp,
+int do_execve(const char * filename,
+ const char __user *const __user *argv,
+ const char __user *const __user *envp,
struct pt_regs * regs)
struct linux_binprm *bprm;