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  [Trusty->Yakkety] powerpc/64: Fix incorrect return value from

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed
Status in linux source package in Trusty:
  Fix Committed
Status in linux source package in Xenial:
  Fix Committed
Status in linux source package in Yakkety:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  == SRU Justification ==
  Impacts all releases from Trusty through Yakkety

  From ca47910e3b549501b6a3ff786174d2f0d4748ccf Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
  From: Paul Mackerras <>
  Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:18:58 +1100
  Subject: [PATCH] powerpc/64: Fix incorrect return value from__copy_tofrom_user

  Debugging a data corruption issue with virtio-net/vhost-net led to
  the observation that __copy_tofrom_user was occasionally returning
  a value 16 larger than it should.  Since the return value from
  __copy_tofrom_user is the number of bytes not copied, this means
  that __copy_tofrom_user can occasionally return a value larger
  than the number of bytes it was asked to copy.  In turn this can
  cause higher-level copy functions such as copy_page_to_iter_iovec
  to corrupt memory by copying data into the wrong memory locations.

  It turns out that the failing case involves a fault on the store
  at label 79, and at that point the first unmodified byte of the
  destination is at R3 + 16.  Consequently the exception handler
  for that store needs to add 16 to R3 before using it to work out
  how many bytes were not copied, but in this one case it was not
  adding the offset to R3.  To fix it, this moves the label 179 to
  the point where we add 16 to R3.  I have checked manually all the
  exception handlers for the loads and stores in this code and the
  rest of them are correct (it would be excellent to have an
  automated test of all the exception cases).

  Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
   arch/powerpc/lib/copyuser_64.S | 2 +-
   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

  diff --git a/arch/powerpc/lib/copyuser_64.S b/arch/powerpc/lib/copyuser_64.S
  index f09899e..7b22624 100644
  --- a/arch/powerpc/lib/copyuser_64.S
  +++ b/arch/powerpc/lib/copyuser_64.S
        addi    r3,r3,8
        addi    r3,r3,8

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