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set_tid_address.2: SYNOPSIS: Fix set_tid_address() return type

Message ID 20201123215911.7576-1-alx.manpages@gmail.com
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Series set_tid_address.2: SYNOPSIS: Fix set_tid_address() return type | expand

Commit Message

Alejandro Colomar (man-pages) Nov. 23, 2020, 9:59 p.m. UTC
The Linux kernel uses 'pid_t' instead of 'long' for the return type.
As glibc provides no wrapper, use the same types the kernel uses.

$ sed -n 34,36p man-pages/man2/set_tid_address.2
.PP
.IR Note :
There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.

$ grep -rn 'SYSCALL_DEFINE.*set_tid_address' linux/
linux/kernel/fork.c:1632:
SYSCALL_DEFINE1(set_tid_address, int __user *, tidptr)

$ sed -n 1632,1638p linux/kernel/fork.c
SYSCALL_DEFINE1(set_tid_address, int __user *, tidptr)
{
	current->clear_child_tid = tidptr;

	return task_pid_vnr(current);
}

$ grep -rn 'task_pid_vnr(struct' linux/
linux/include/linux/sched.h:1374:
static inline pid_t task_pid_vnr(struct task_struct *tsk)

Signed-off-by: Alejandro Colomar <alx.manpages@gmail.com>
---
 man2/set_tid_address.2 | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Comments

Michael Kerrisk \(man-pages\) Nov. 24, 2020, 9:50 a.m. UTC | #1
Hi Alex,

On 11/23/20 10:59 PM, Alejandro Colomar wrote:
> The Linux kernel uses 'pid_t' instead of 'long' for the return type.
> As glibc provides no wrapper, use the same types the kernel uses.
> 
> $ sed -n 34,36p man-pages/man2/set_tid_address.2
> .PP
> .IR Note :
> There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.
> 
> $ grep -rn 'SYSCALL_DEFINE.*set_tid_address' linux/
> linux/kernel/fork.c:1632:
> SYSCALL_DEFINE1(set_tid_address, int __user *, tidptr)
> 
> $ sed -n 1632,1638p linux/kernel/fork.c
> SYSCALL_DEFINE1(set_tid_address, int __user *, tidptr)
> {
> 	current->clear_child_tid = tidptr;
> 
> 	return task_pid_vnr(current);
> }
> 
> $ grep -rn 'task_pid_vnr(struct' linux/
> linux/include/linux/sched.h:1374:
> static inline pid_t task_pid_vnr(struct task_struct *tsk)
>
> Signed-off-by: Alejandro Colomar <alx.manpages@gmail.com>

Thanks! Patch applied.

Cheers,

Michael

> ---
>  man2/set_tid_address.2 | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/man2/set_tid_address.2 b/man2/set_tid_address.2
> index 380efcdd8..b18b8efef 100644
> --- a/man2/set_tid_address.2
> +++ b/man2/set_tid_address.2
> @@ -29,7 +29,7 @@ set_tid_address \- set pointer to thread ID
>  .nf
>  .B #include <linux/unistd.h>
>  .PP
> -.BI "long set_tid_address(int *" tidptr );
> +.BI "pid_t set_tid_address(int *" tidptr );
>  .fi
>  .PP
>  .IR Note :
>
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Patch

diff --git a/man2/set_tid_address.2 b/man2/set_tid_address.2
index 380efcdd8..b18b8efef 100644
--- a/man2/set_tid_address.2
+++ b/man2/set_tid_address.2
@@ -29,7 +29,7 @@  set_tid_address \- set pointer to thread ID
 .nf
 .B #include <linux/unistd.h>
 .PP
-.BI "long set_tid_address(int *" tidptr );
+.BI "pid_t set_tid_address(int *" tidptr );
 .fi
 .PP
 .IR Note :