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SubjectRe: [patch 18/39] remap_file_pages protection support: add VM_FAULT_SIGSEGV
Russell King wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 08:21:45PM +0200, blaisorblade@yahoo.it wrote:
>
>>@@ -632,10 +632,11 @@ static inline int page_mapped(struct pag
>> * Used to decide whether a process gets delivered SIGBUS or
>> * just gets major/minor fault counters bumped up.
>> */
>>-#define VM_FAULT_OOM (-1)
>>-#define VM_FAULT_SIGBUS 0
>>-#define VM_FAULT_MINOR 1
>>-#define VM_FAULT_MAJOR 2
>>+#define VM_FAULT_OOM (-1)
>>+#define VM_FAULT_SIGBUS 0
>>+#define VM_FAULT_MINOR 1
>>+#define VM_FAULT_MAJOR 2
>>+#define VM_FAULT_SIGSEGV 3
>>
>> #define offset_in_page(p) ((unsigned long)(p) & ~PAGE_MASK)
>>
>
>
> Please arrange for "success" values to be numerically larger than "failure"
> values. This will avoid breaking ARM.
>
> Is there a reason why we don't use -ve numbers for failure and +ve for
> success here?
>

Well there is now, and that is we are now using a bit in the 2nd
byte as flags. So I had to do away with -ve numbers there entirely.

You could achieve a similar thing by using another bit in that byte
#define VM_FAULT_FAILED 0x20
and make that bit present in VM_FAULT_OOM and VM_FAULT_SIGBUS, then
do an unlikely test for that bit in your handler and branch away to
the slow path.

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SUSE Labs, Novell Inc.

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