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[Qemu-devel] Fix writev syscall emulation

From: Richard Purdie
Subject: [Qemu-devel] Fix writev syscall emulation
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2008 20:03:02 +0000


OpenEmbedded/Poky use qemu for locale generation when cross compiling.
When we upgraded to qemu 0.9.1 it started giving locale generation
errors on all 64 bit machines and some 32 bit ones.

I've traced it to the writev syscall failing. localedef passes several
{ NULL, 0 } iovec entries which trip up lock_iovec(). That function is
returning an error for these but the return value isn't checked. The
syscall is therefore always made but sometimes with a iovec that has
only been half copied. If the total writes exceed size_t, EINVAL is
returned by the kernel and glibc code emulates the call with a write
which is most likely to happen on 32 bit so it sometimes works. size_t
is unlikely to be exceeded on 64 bit so that returns an EFAULT and
always corrupts/fails.

Anyhow, it seems 0 length iovec entries are allowed and we shouldn't
care about the addresses in those cases. The patch below is one way to
fix this. Ideally the return value of lock_iovec() needs be be checked



 linux-user/syscall.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Index: qemu-0.9.1/linux-user/syscall.c
--- qemu-0.9.1.orig/linux-user/syscall.c        2008-02-03 00:00:00.000000000 
+++ qemu-0.9.1/linux-user/syscall.c     2008-02-03 00:00:38.000000000 +0000
@@ -1048,7 +1048,7 @@ static abi_long lock_iovec(int type, str
         base = tswapl(target_vec[i].iov_base);
         vec[i].iov_len = tswapl(target_vec[i].iov_len);
         vec[i].iov_base = lock_user(type, base, vec[i].iov_len, copy);
-       if (!vec[i].iov_base) 
+       if (!vec[i].iov_base && vec[i].iov_len) 
             goto fail;
     unlock_user (target_vec, target_addr, 0);

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