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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-08-15 11:35:52 -0700
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>2010-08-20 11:55:38 -0700
commit44768880969473a1edae3ba4ea10d1850cf2ddb5 (patch)
treee1164a027f33c851a412dbbf3067f2ebb570b329 /arch/powerpc/kernel/power5+-pmu.c
parent16af977da0867b1f9fdc98fb61f10ef85a7b60e7 (diff)
mm: fix up some user-visible effects of the stack guard page
commit d7824370e26325c881b665350ce64fb0a4fde24a upstream. This commit makes the stack guard page somewhat less visible to user space. It does this by: - not showing the guard page in /proc/<pid>/maps It looks like lvm-tools will actually read /proc/self/maps to figure out where all its mappings are, and effectively do a specialized "mlockall()" in user space. By not showing the guard page as part of the mapping (by just adding PAGE_SIZE to the start for grows-up pages), lvm-tools ends up not being aware of it. - by also teaching the _real_ mlock() functionality not to try to lock the guard page. That would just expand the mapping down to create a new guard page, so there really is no point in trying to lock it in place. It would perhaps be nice to show the guard page specially in /proc/<pid>/maps (or at least mark grow-down segments some way), but let's not open ourselves up to more breakage by user space from programs that depends on the exact deails of the 'maps' file. Special thanks to Henrique de Moraes Holschuh for diving into lvm-tools source code to see what was going on with the whole new warning. Reported-and-tested-by: Fran├žois Valenduc <francois.valenduc@tvcablenet.be Reported-by: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@hmh.eng.br> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
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