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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 05/20] ARM: LPAE: Introduce L_PTE_NOEXEC and L_PTE_NOWRITE
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On 15 November 2010 18:30, Russell King - ARM Linux
<linux@arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 06:00:25PM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:
>> The LPAE page table format needs to explicitly disable execution or
>> write permissions on a page by setting the corresponding bits (similar
>> to the classic page table format with Access Flag enabled). This patch
>> introduces null definitions for the 2-level format and the actual noexec
>> and nowrite bits for the LPAE format. It also changes several PTE
>> maintenance macros and masks.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
>> ---
>>  arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-2level.h |    2 +
>>  arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable.h        |   44 +++++++++++++++++++++------------
>>  arch/arm/mm/mmu.c                     |    6 ++--
>>  3 files changed, 33 insertions(+), 19 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-2level.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-2level.h
>> index 36bdef7..4e21166 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-2level.h
>> +++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/pgtable-2level.h
>> @@ -128,6 +128,8 @@
>>  #define L_PTE_USER           (1 << 8)
>>  #define L_PTE_EXEC           (1 << 9)
>>  #define L_PTE_SHARED         (1 << 10)       /* shared(v6), coherent(xsc3) */
>> +#define L_PTE_NOEXEC         (0)
>> +#define L_PTE_NOWRITE                (0)
>
> Let's not make this more complicated than it has to be.  If we need the
> inverse of WRITE and EXEC, then that's what we should change everyone to,
> not invent a new system to work along side the old system.

This adds an additional instruction in set_pte_ext, unless you can
write the bit checking in a better way:

tst r1, #L_PTE_NOWRITE
orrne r3, r3, #PTE_EXT_APX
tsteq r1, #L_PTE_DIRTY
orreq r3, r3, #PTE_EXT_APX

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Catalin
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