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SubjectRe: 2.5.55-rmk1: user space lossage
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< Snip long thread about init segfaulting immediately at boot on 2.5.55 >

ch@murgatroid.com said:
> I just dropped jffs2 from 2.5.52 into 2.5.55 and it works, too.

ch@murgatroid.com said:
> Aha! This is the problem:
> - .mmap = generic_file_mmap,
> + .mmap = generic_file_readonly_mmap,
> If you reverese this change, 2.5.55-rmk1 behaves.

Er, yes. generic_file_readonly_mmap() silently removed the VM_MAYWRITE bit
from vma->vm_flags when init made a _PRIVATE_ writable mapping, apparently
on the basis that we have no writepage().

Then we return success anyway.

Then init segfaults when it touches something in that mapping.

/me blames akpm. :)

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dwmw2


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