[LTP] [fs] ce436509a8: ltp.openat203.fail

Aleksa Sarai cyphar@cyphar.com
Tue Apr 28 17:35:58 CEST 2020

On 2020-04-28, Cyril Hrubis <chrubis@suse.cz> wrote:
> Hi!
> > > > commit: ce436509a8e109330c56bb4d8ec87d258788f5f4 ("[PATCH v4 2/3] fs: openat2: Extend open_how to allow userspace-selected fds")
> > > > url: https://github.com/0day-ci/linux/commits/Josh-Triplett/Support-userspace-selected-fds/20200414-102939
> > > > base: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/shuah/linux-kselftest.git next
> > > 
> > > This commit adds fd parameter to the how structure where LTP test was
> > > previously passing garbage, which obviously causes the difference in
> > > errno.
> > > 
> > > This could be safely ignored for now, if the patch gets merged the test
> > > needs to be updated.
> > 
> > It wouldn't be a bad idea to switch the test to figure out the ksize of
> > the struct, so that you only add bad padding after that. But then again,
> > this would be a bit ugly -- having CHECK_FIELDS would make this simpler.
> Any pointers how can be the size figured out without relying on the
> E2BIG we are testing for? Does the kernel export it somewhere?

No, you would have to effectively binary search on -E2BIG at the moment.
CHECK_FIELDS is a proposal I have which would allow you to get get the
size of the in-kernel struct, but it's still a proposal.

In theory you could get the size through BTF, but it's probably more
effort than it's worth to implement that.

Aleksa Sarai
Senior Software Engineer (Containers)
SUSE Linux GmbH
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