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SubjectRe: [PATCH 24/30] x86, kaiser: disable native VSYSCALL
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On 11/09/2017 06:25 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> Here are two proposals to address this without breaking vsyscalls.
>
> 1. Set NX on low mappings that are _PAGE_USER. Don't set NX on high
> mappings but, optionally, warn if you see _PAGE_USER on any address
> that isn't the vsyscall page.
>
> 2. Ignore _PAGE_USER entirely and just mark the EFI mm as special so
> KAISER doesn't muck with it.

These are totally doable. But, what's the big deal with breaking native
vsyscall? We can still do the emulation so nothing breaks: it is just slow.

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