Commit 45575f5a authored by Anton Blanchard's avatar Anton Blanchard Committed by Linus Torvalds

ppc64 sys_ipc breakage in 2.6.34-rc2

I chased down a fail on ppc64 on 2.6.34-rc2 where an application that
uses shared memory was getting a SEGV.

Commit baed7fc9 ("Add generic sys_ipc
wrapper") changed the second argument from an unsigned long to an int.
When we call shmget the system call wrappers for sys_ipc will sign
extend second (ie the size) which truncates it.  It took a while to
track down because the call succeeds and strace shows the untruncated
size :)

The patch below changes second from an int to an unsigned long which
fixes shmget on ppc64 (and I assume s390, sparc64 and mips64).
Signed-off-by: default avatarAnton Blanchard <>

I assume the function prototypes for the other IPC methods would cause us
to sign or zero extend second where appropriate (avoiding any security
issues). Come to think of it, the syscall wrappers for each method should do
that for us as well.
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent a90110c6
......@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@
#include <linux/syscalls.h>
#include <linux/uaccess.h>
SYSCALL_DEFINE6(ipc, unsigned int, call, int, first, int, second,
SYSCALL_DEFINE6(ipc, unsigned int, call, int, first, unsigned long, second,
unsigned long, third, void __user *, ptr, long, fifth)
int version, ret;
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