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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
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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>
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1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/syscalls.h b/include/linux/syscalls.h
index 6e5d1978863..e6319d18a55 100644
--- a/include/linux/syscalls.h
+++ b/include/linux/syscalls.h
@@ -820,7 +820,7 @@ asmlinkage long sys_fanotify_mark(int fanotify_fd, unsigned int flags,
u64 mask, int fd,
const char __user *pathname);
-int kernel_execve(const char *filename, char *const argv[], char *const envp[]);
+int kernel_execve(const char *filename, const char *const argv[], const char *const envp[]);
asmlinkage long sys_perf_event_open(