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From: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
To: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>, Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Cyril Hrubis <chrubis@suse.cz>, Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>,
	Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>,
	Khalid Aziz <khalid.aziz@oracle.com>,
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	Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>,
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	Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com>,
	John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>,
	Abdul Haleem <abdhalee@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Joel Stanley <joel@jms.id.au>, Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] mm: introduce MAP_FIXED_SAFE
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:08:07 +1100
Message-ID: <87shclh3zc.fsf@concordia.ellerman.id.au> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20171207195727.GA26792@bombadil.infradead.org>

Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> writes:

> On Thu, Dec 07, 2017 at 11:14:27AM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 9:46 PM, Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au> wrote:
>> > Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> writes:
>> >> So, just like we currently say "exactly one of MAP_SHARED or MAP_PRIVATE",
>> >> we could add a new paragraph saying "at most one of MAP_FIXED or
>> >> MAP_REQUIRED" and "any of the following values".
>> >
>> > MAP_REQUIRED doesn't immediately grab me, but I don't actively dislike
>> > it either :)
>> >
>> > What about MAP_AT_ADDR ?
>> >
>> > It's short, and says what it does on the tin. The first argument to mmap
>> > is actually called "addr" too.
>> 
>> "FIXED" is supposed to do this too.
>> 
>> Pavel suggested:
>> 
>> MAP_ADD_FIXED
>> 
>> (which is different from "use fixed", and describes why it would fail:
>> can't add since it already exists.)
>> 
>> Perhaps "MAP_FIXED_NEW"?
>> 
>> There has been a request to drop "FIXED" from the name, so these:
>> 
>> MAP_FIXED_NOCLOBBER
>> MAP_FIXED_NOREPLACE
>> MAP_FIXED_ADD
>> MAP_FIXED_NEW
>> 
>> Could be:
>> 
>> MAP_NOCLOBBER
>> MAP_NOREPLACE
>> MAP_ADD
>> MAP_NEW
>> 
>> and we still have the unloved, but acceptable:
>> 
>> MAP_REQUIRED
>> 
>> My vote is still for "NOREPLACE" or "NOCLOBBER" since it's very
>> specific, though "NEW" is pretty clear too.
>
> How about MAP_NOFORCE?

It doesn't tell me that addr is not a hint. That's a crucial detail.

Without MAP_FIXED mmap never "forces/replaces/clobbers", so why would I
need MAP_NOFORCE if I don't have MAP_FIXED?

So it needs something in there to indicate that the addr is not a hint,
that's the only thing that flag actually *does*.


If we had a time machine, the right set of flags would be:

  - MAP_FIXED:   don't treat addr as a hint, fail if addr is not free
  - MAP_REPLACE: replace an existing mapping (or force or clobber)

But the two were conflated for some reason in the current MAP_FIXED.

Given we can't go back and fix it, the closest we can get is to add a
variant of MAP_FIXED which subtracts the "REPLACE" semantic.

ie: MAP_FIXED_NOREPLACE

cheers

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Thread overview: 44+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-29 14:42 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
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 [this message]
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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