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From: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
To: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
Cc: 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>,
	John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] mm: introduce MAP_FIXED_SAFE
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2017 13:07:35 +0100
Message-ID: <20171207120735.GA24547@atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20171129144219.22867-2-mhocko@kernel.org>

Hi!

> MAP_FIXED is used quite often to enforce mapping at the particular
> range. The main problem of this flag is, however, that it is inherently
> dangerous because it unmaps existing mappings covered by the requested
> range. This can cause silent memory corruptions. Some of them even with
> serious security implications. While the current semantic might be
> really desiderable in many cases there are others which would want to
> enforce the given range but rather see a failure than a silent memory
> corruption on a clashing range. Please note that there is no guarantee
> that a given range is obeyed by the mmap even when it is free - e.g.
> arch specific code is allowed to apply an alignment.
> 
> Introduce a new MAP_FIXED_SAFE flag for mmap to achieve this behavior.
> It has the same semantic as MAP_FIXED wrt. the given address request

Could we get some better name? Functionality seems reasonable, but
_SAFE suffix does not really explain what is going on to the user.

MAP_ADD_FIXED ?

								Pavel

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Thread overview: 47+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-29 14:42 [PATCH 0/2] " 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 [this message]
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
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
2017-12-13  9:25 [PATCH v2 " Michal Hocko
2017-12-13  9:25 ` [PATCH 1/2] " Michal Hocko
     [not found]   ` <20171213092550.2774-2-mhocko-DgEjT+Ai2ygdnm+yROfE0A@public.gmane.org>
2017-12-13 12:50     ` Matthew Wilcox
2017-12-13 13:01       ` Michal Hocko

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