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authorDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2013-03-13 14:59:45 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-03-13 15:21:48 -0700
commit51b154ed5289682364b830858a4a1ca47fcd04e7 (patch)
parent97da55fcec6e3898f50010a6847dfa64f7c085e6 (diff)
UAPI: fix endianness conditionals in linux/aio_abi.h
In the UAPI header files, __BIG_ENDIAN and __LITTLE_ENDIAN must be compared against __BYTE_ORDER in preprocessor conditionals where these are exposed to userspace (that is they're not inside __KERNEL__ conditionals). However, in the main kernel the norm is to check for "defined(__XXX_ENDIAN)" rather than comparing against __BYTE_ORDER and this has incorrectly leaked into the userspace headers. The definition of PADDED() in linux/aio_abi.h is wrong in this way. Note that userspace will likely interpret this and thus the order of fields in struct iocb incorrectly as the little-endian variant on big-endian machines - depending on header inclusion order. [!!!] NOTE [!!!] This patch may adversely change the userspace API. It might be better to fix the ordering of aio_key and aio_reserved1 in struct iocb. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: Benjamin LaHaise <bcrl@kvack.org> Acked-by: Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/aio_abi.h b/include/uapi/linux/aio_abi.h
index 86fa7a71336a..bb2554f7fbd1 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/aio_abi.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/aio_abi.h
@@ -62,9 +62,9 @@ struct io_event {
__s64 res2; /* secondary result */
-#if defined(__LITTLE_ENDIAN)
+#if defined(__BYTE_ORDER) ? __BYTE_ORDER == __LITTLE_ENDIAN : defined(__LITTLE_ENDIAN)
#define PADDED(x,y) x, y
-#elif defined(__BIG_ENDIAN)
+#elif defined(__BYTE_ORDER) ? __BYTE_ORDER == __BIG_ENDIAN : defined(__BIG_ENDIAN)
#define PADDED(x,y) y, x
#error edit for your odd byteorder.