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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.9 00/39] 4.9.75-stable review
On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 5:24 PM, Ben Hutchings <> wrote:
> On Wed, 2018-01-03 at 21:11 +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>> This is the start of the stable review cycle for the 4.9.75 release.
>> There are 39 patches in this series, all will be posted as a response
>> to this one. If anyone has any issues with these being applied, please
>> let me know.
> [...]
> This seems to be missing a backport of:
> commit 85900ea51577e31b186e523c8f4e068c79ecc7d3
> Author: Andy Lutomirski <>
> Date: Tue Dec 12 07:56:42 2017 -0800
> x86/pti: Map the vsyscall page if needed
> without which, KPTI will break some older user-space.

You're (kind of) right: I did warn Greg of that yesterday, and we were
both vaguely hoping that someone else could fill in that blank more
quickly than I'd get there.

I doubt it's an actual backport of Andy's 85900ea51577 that's needed -
I'd expect his to depend on at least some of the improved
infrastructure in 4.15-rc, rather than the old-style kaiser-mapping
employed in these backports.

Andrea has a RHEL7 patch for this, and I have a 3.2 patch derived from
Andrea's, but neither would be right for 4.9 or 4.4 as is: I think I'm
going to have to drop today's priority, and attend to this lacuna


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