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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] IA64,sparc: local DoS with corrupted ELFs

    On Mon, 4 Sep 2006, Kirill Korotaev wrote:
    > this patch is already commited into -stable 2.6.17.y tree.

    I don't like it. Apparently the patch was bad, and broken on MIPS and
    parisc, and it was applied to the stable tree without being in the
    standard tree.

    If MIPS and parisc don't matter for the stable tree (very possible - there
    are no big commercial distributions for them), then dammit, neither should
    ia64 and sparc (there are no big commercial distros for them either).
    Either way, it seems this didn't happen the way it should have.

    The proper fix would _seem_ to have the whole

    #ifndef arch_mmap_check
    #define arch_mmap_check(addr, len, flags) (0)

    in the only file that actually _uses_ this, namely mm/mmap.c. Rather than
    pollute lots of architecture-specific files with this macro that nobody
    really is interested in except for ia64 and sparc.

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