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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/23] x86, kaiser: do not set _PAGE_USER for init_mm page tables
On Wed, 1 Nov 2017, Andy Lutomirski wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 2:11 PM, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
> > On Tue, 31 Oct 2017, Dave Hansen wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> init_mm is for kernel-exclusive use. If someone is allocating page
> >> tables in it, do not set _PAGE_USER on them. This ensures that
> >> we do *not* set NX on these page tables in the KAISER code.
> >
> > This changelog is confusing at best.
> >
> > Why is this a kaiser issue? Nothing should ever create _PAGE_USER entries
> > in init_mm, right?
>
> The vsyscall page is _PAGE_USER and lives in init_mm via the fixmap.

Groan, forgot about that abomination, but still there is no point in having
it marked PAGE_USER in the init_mm at all, kaiser or not.

Thanks,

tglx

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