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SubjectHow-to change a pages pte
Hello,

I've created a simple device driver that maps a single page of kernel memory into user space using the technique described in chapter 15 (pg 431) of Linux Device Drivers 3rd edition. But I've simplified it further, I map only one page at driver initialization time with a call to get_zeroed_page. When vm_open is called I set vm_flags & vm_page_prot to the values I want and when vm_nopage is called I use virt_to_page to return a struct page*. This seems to working fine on my Intel Core 2 Duo running a x86_64 kernel I've built.

My question is how can I change the protection bits (pte) of the kernel's view of the page returned by get_zeroed_page?

In looking at the kernel sources, the code in mm/mprotect.c such as, change_protection, is the closest to what I think I want, but it works with vm_area_struct's not page_struct's.

Regards,

Wink Saville
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