[PATCH v9 0/2] Support semctl_syscall() for __TIMESIZE==64

Alistair Francis alistair.francis@wdc.com
Tue Jun 2 20:41:03 GMT 2020

This series supports the semctl calls on a system with __TIMESIZE==64
and __WORDSIZE==32 while not breaking current architectures. This is a
step towards full y2038 support, but does not get us there yet.

See: https://sourceware.org/pipermail/libc-alpha/2020-May/113774.html
for more details on what is still required.

This series adds a new __semid_ds32 that is passed to the kernel
(as part of a union) when running on 32-bit systems. If we are doing an
IPC_STAT/SEM_STAT command then the 32-bit sem_{c,o}time{_high} values
are combined to create a 64-bit value.

The semctl_syscall() function passes a union semun to the kernel. The
union includes struct semid_ds as a member. On 32-bit architectures the
Linux kernel provides a *_high version of the 32-bit sem_otime and
sem_ctime values. These can be combined to get a 64-bit version of the

This patch adjusts the struct semid_ds to support the *_high versions
of sem_otime and sem_ctime. For 32-bit systems with a 64-bit time_t
this can be used to get a 64-bit time from the two 32-bit values.

This series was tested by running:
  ./scripts/build-many-glibcs.py ... compilers
  ./scripts/build-many-glibcs.py ... glibcs
on my x86_64 machine.

I also ran make check on RV32 and I only see a total of 9 test failures.

 - Don't use defined inside a #define
 - Revert back to v6-ish and only support __TIMESIZE==64
 - Re-write based on code from Adhemerval.
 - Update the 3rd patch to pass a temp buffer to the kernel
 - Address v4 review comments
 - Set the semid_ds struct from a temp struct
 - Remove the __IPC_TIME64 macro
    - It was only used once and doesn't work if __IPC_64 is 0 (which is
      usually is)
 - Address failures pointed out by Vineet Gupta

Alistair Francis (2):
  sysv: linux: Define the __semid_ds32 struct
  sysv: linux: Pass 64-bit version of semctl syscall

 .../unix/sysv/linux/hppa/struct__semid_ds32.h | 30 +++++++++++
 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/ipc_priv.h            |  7 +++
 .../unix/sysv/linux/mips/struct__semid_ds32.h | 28 +++++++++++
 .../sysv/linux/powerpc/struct__semid_ds32.h   | 30 +++++++++++
 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/semctl.c              | 50 +++++++++++++++++--
 .../sysv/linux/sparc/struct__semid_ds32.h     | 30 +++++++++++
 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/struct__semid_ds32.h  | 30 +++++++++++
 .../unix/sysv/linux/x86/struct__semid_ds32.h  | 30 +++++++++++
 8 files changed, 231 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/hppa/struct__semid_ds32.h
 create mode 100644 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/mips/struct__semid_ds32.h
 create mode 100644 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/powerpc/struct__semid_ds32.h
 create mode 100644 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/sparc/struct__semid_ds32.h
 create mode 100644 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/struct__semid_ds32.h
 create mode 100644 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/x86/struct__semid_ds32.h


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