Patchwork [36/37] linux-user/syscall.c: Don't warn about unimplemented get_robust_list

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Submitter Michael Roth
Date April 2, 2013, 9:45 p.m.
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Michael Roth - April 2, 2013, 9:45 p.m.
From: Peter Maydell <>

The nature of the kernel ABI for the get_robust_list and set_robust_list
syscalls means we cannot implement them in QEMU. Make get_robust_list
silently return ENOSYS rather than using the default "print message and
then fail ENOSYS" code path, in the same way we already do for
set_robust_list, and add a comment documenting why we do this.

This silences warnings which were being produced for emulating
even trivial programs like 'ls' in x86-64-on-x86-64.

Signed-off-by: Peter Maydell <>
Reviewed-by: Richard Henderson <>
Signed-off-by: Riku Voipio <>
(cherry picked from commit e9a970a8316f9f86a6c800a9a90175bd593f862c)

Signed-off-by: Michael Roth <>
 linux-user/syscall.c |   15 ++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)


diff --git a/linux-user/syscall.c b/linux-user/syscall.c
index b682357..4e43a58 100644
--- a/linux-user/syscall.c
+++ b/linux-user/syscall.c
@@ -8551,7 +8551,20 @@  abi_long do_syscall(void *cpu_env, int num, abi_long arg1,
 #ifdef TARGET_NR_set_robust_list
     case TARGET_NR_set_robust_list:
-	goto unimplemented_nowarn;
+    case TARGET_NR_get_robust_list:
+        /* The ABI for supporting robust futexes has userspace pass
+         * the kernel a pointer to a linked list which is updated by
+         * userspace after the syscall; the list is walked by the kernel
+         * when the thread exits. Since the linked list in QEMU guest
+         * memory isn't a valid linked list for the host and we have
+         * no way to reliably intercept the thread-death event, we can't
+         * support these. Silently return ENOSYS so that guest userspace
+         * falls back to a non-robust futex implementation (which should
+         * be OK except in the corner case of the guest crashing while
+         * holding a mutex that is shared with another process via
+         * shared memory).
+         */
+        goto unimplemented_nowarn;
 #if defined(TARGET_NR_utimensat) && defined(__NR_utimensat)