Re: [RFC][PATCH 04/10] futex: Add sys_futex_wake()

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On Fri, Jul 14, 2023 at 04:26:45PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2023, at 15:39, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> >
> > +++ b/include/linux/syscalls.h
> > @@ -563,6 +563,9 @@ asmlinkage long sys_set_robust_list(stru
> >  asmlinkage long sys_futex_waitv(struct futex_waitv *waiters,
> >  				unsigned int nr_futexes, unsigned int flags,
> >  				struct __kernel_timespec __user *timeout, clockid_t clockid);
> > +
> > +asmlinkage long sys_futex_wake(void __user *uaddr, int nr, unsigned 
> > int flags, u64 mask);
> > +
> You can't really use 'u64' arguments in portable syscalls, it causes
> a couple of problems, both with defining the user space wrappers,
> and with compat mode.
> Variants that would work include:
> - using 'unsigned long' instead of 'u64'
> - passing 'mask' by reference, as in splice()
> - passing the mask in two u32-bit arguments like in llseek()
> Not sure if any of the above work for you.

Durr, I was hoping they'd use register pairs, but yeah I can see how
that would be very hard to do in generic code.

Hurmph.. using 2 u32s is unfortunate on 64bit, while unsigned long
would limit 64bit futexes to 64bit machines (perhaps not too bad).

Using unsigned long would help with the futex_wait() thing as well.

I'll ponder things a bit.

Obviously I only did build x86_64 ;-)

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