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Re: [PATCH 1/6] mm/gup_benchmark: Time put_page




On Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:28:43 -0600 Keith Busch <keith.busch@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > >  struct gup_benchmark {
> > > -	__u64 delta_usec;
> > > +	__u64 get_delta_usec;
> > > +	__u64 put_delta_usec;
> > >  	__u64 addr;
> > >  	__u64 size;
> > >  	__u32 nr_pages_per_call;
> > 
> > If we move put_delta_usec to the end of this struct, the ABI remains
> > back-compatible?
> 
> If the kernel writes to a new value appended to the end of the struct,
> and the application allocated the older sized struct, wouldn't that
> corrupt the user memory?

Looks like it.  How about we do this while we're breaking it?

--- a/mm/gup_benchmark.c~mm-gup_benchmark-time-put_page-fix
+++ a/mm/gup_benchmark.c
@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@ struct gup_benchmark {
 	__u64 size;
 	__u32 nr_pages_per_call;
 	__u32 flags;
+	__u64 expansion[10];	/* For future use */
 };
 
 static int __gup_benchmark_ioctl(unsigned int cmd,