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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>,
	linux-api@vger.kernel.org, Khalid Aziz <khalid.aziz@oracle.com>,
	Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@armlinux.org.uk>,
	Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-arch@vger.kernel.org, Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mmap.2: document new MAP_FIXED_SAFE flag
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:23:14 +0100
Message-ID: <20171130082314.6b4cubakdhwtis7y@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <593899ff-08ad-6c3f-d69d-346f6bc5d1f6@nvidia.com>

On Wed 29-11-17 19:16:39, John Hubbard wrote:
[...]
> Hi Michal,
> 
> I've taken the liberty of mostly rewriting this part, in order to more closely 
> match the existing paragraphs; to fix minor typos; and to attempt to slightly
> clarify the paragraph.
> 
> +.BR MAP_FIXED_SAFE " (since Linux 4.16)"
> +Similar to MAP_FIXED with respect to the
> +.I
> +addr
> +enforcement, but different in that MAP_FIXED_SAFE never clobbers a pre-existing
> +mapped range. If the requested range would collide with an existing
> +mapping, then this call fails with
> +.B EEXIST.
> +This flag can therefore be used as a way to atomically (with respect to other
> +threads) attempt to map an address range: one thread will succeed; all others
> +will report failure. Please note that older kernels which do not recognize this
> +flag will typically (upon detecting a collision with a pre-existing mapping)
> +fall back a "non-MAP_FIXED" type of behavior: they will return an address that
> +is different than the requested one. Therefore, backward-compatible software
> +should check the returned address against the requested address.
> +.TP

I have taken yours. Thanks a lot!

> (I'm ignoring the naming, because there is another thread about that,
> so please just the above as "MAP_FIXED_whatever-is-chosen".)
> 
> > @@ -449,6 +461,12 @@ is not a valid file descriptor (and
> >  .B MAP_ANONYMOUS
> >  was not set).
> >  .TP
> > +.B EEXIST
> > +range covered by
> > +.IR addr , 
> 
> nit: trailing space on the above line.

fixed

> > +.IR length
> > +is clashing with an existing mapping.
> > +.TP
> >  .B EINVAL
> >  We don't like
> >  .IR addr ,
> > 
> 
> One other thing: reading through mmap.2, I now want to add this as well:
> 
> diff --git a/man2/mmap.2 b/man2/mmap.2
> index 622a7000d..780cad6d9 100644
> --- a/man2/mmap.2
> +++ b/man2/mmap.2
> @@ -222,20 +222,25 @@ part of the existing mapping(s) will be discarded.
>  If the specified address cannot be used,
>  .BR mmap ()
>  will fail.
> -Because requiring a fixed address for a mapping is less portable,
> -the use of this option is discouraged.
> +Software that aspires to be as portable as possible should use this option with
> +care, keeping in mind that different kernels and C libraries may set up quite
> +different mapping ranges.
> 
> 
> ...because that advice is just wrong (it presumes that "less portable" ==
> "must be discouraged").
> 
> Should I send out a separate patch for that, or is it better to glom it together 
> with this one?

yes please
-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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Thread overview: 44+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-29 14:42 [PATCH 0/2] mm: introduce MAP_FIXED_SAFE Michal Hocko
2017-11-29 14:42 ` [PATCH 1/2] " Michal Hocko
2017-12-06  5:15   ` Michael Ellerman
2017-12-06  9:27     ` Michal Hocko
2017-12-06 10:02       ` Michal Hocko
2017-12-07 12:07   ` Pavel Machek
2017-11-29 14:42 ` [PATCH 2/2] fs, elf: drop MAP_FIXED usage from elf_map Michal Hocko
2017-11-29 17:45   ` Khalid Aziz
2017-11-29 14:45 ` [PATCH] mmap.2: document new MAP_FIXED_SAFE flag Michal Hocko
2017-11-30  3:16   ` John Hubbard
2017-11-30  8:23     ` Michal Hocko [this message]
2017-11-30  8:24   ` [PATCH v2] " Michal Hocko
2017-11-30 18:31     ` John Hubbard
2017-11-30 18:39       ` Michal Hocko
2017-11-29 15:13 ` [PATCH 0/2] mm: introduce MAP_FIXED_SAFE Rasmus Villemoes
     [not found]   ` <b154b794-7a8b-995e-0954-9234b9446b31-rjjw5hvvQKZaa/9Udqfwiw@public.gmane.org>
2017-11-29 15:50     ` Michal Hocko
2017-11-29 22:15   ` Kees Cook
2017-11-29 22:12 ` Kees Cook
2017-11-29 22:25 ` Kees Cook
     [not found]   ` <CAGXu5jLa=b2HhjWXXTQunaZuz11qUhm5aNXHpS26jVqb=G-gfw-JsoAwUIsXosN+BqQ9rBEUg@public.gmane.org>
2017-11-30  6:58     ` Michal Hocko
2017-12-01 15:26       ` Cyril Hrubis
2017-12-06  4:51         ` Michael Ellerman
2017-12-06  4:54           ` Matthew Wilcox
2017-12-06  7:03             ` Matthew Wilcox
2017-12-06  7:33               ` John Hubbard
     [not found]                 ` <5f4fc834-274a-b8f1-bda0-5bcddc5902ed-DDmLM1+adcrQT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org>
2017-12-06  7:35                   ` Florian Weimer
2017-12-06  8:06                     ` John Hubbard
     [not found]                       ` <27ee1755-76d8-f086-5760-9c973b31108a-DDmLM1+adcrQT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org>
2017-12-06  8:54                         ` Florian Weimer
     [not found]               ` <20171206070355.GA32044-PfSpb0PWhxZc2C7mugBRk2EX/6BAtgUQ@public.gmane.org>
2017-12-07  5:46                 ` Michael Ellerman
2017-12-07 19:14                   ` Kees Cook
     [not found]                     ` <CAGXu5jLWRQn6EaXEEvdvXr+4gbiJawwp1EaLMfYisHVfMiqgSA-JsoAwUIsXosN+BqQ9rBEUg@public.gmane.org>
2017-12-07 19:57                       ` Matthew Wilcox
2017-12-08  8:33                         ` Michal Hocko
     [not found]                           ` <20171208083315.GR20234-2MMpYkNvuYDjFM9bn6wA6Q@public.gmane.org>
2017-12-08 20:13                             ` Kees Cook
     [not found]                               ` <CAGXu5j+VupGmKEEHx-uNXw27Xvndu=0ObsBqMwQiaYPyMGD+vw-JsoAwUIsXosN+BqQ9rBEUg@public.gmane.org>
2017-12-08 20:57                                 ` Matthew Wilcox
2017-12-08 11:08                         ` Michael Ellerman
2017-12-08 14:27                           ` Pavel Machek
2017-12-08 20:31                             ` Cyril Hrubis
2017-12-08 20:47                             ` Florian Weimer
2017-12-08 14:33                           ` David Laight
2017-12-06  4:50       ` Michael Ellerman
     [not found]         ` <87zi6we9z2.fsf-W0DJWXSxmBNbyGPkN3NxC2scP1bn1w/D@public.gmane.org>
2017-12-06  7:33           ` Rasmus Villemoes
     [not found]             ` <a3b3129a-2626-a65e-59b0-68aada523723-rjjw5hvvQKZaa/9Udqfwiw@public.gmane.org>
2017-12-06  9:08               ` Michal Hocko
2017-12-07  0:19                 ` Kees Cook
2017-12-07  1:08                   ` John Hubbard

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