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SubjectRe: [PATCH 28/39] x86/mm/pti: Keep permissions when cloning kernel text in pti_clone_kernel_text()
On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 4:29 AM, Joerg Roedel <> wrote:
> From: Joerg Roedel <>
> Mapping the kernel text area to user-space makes only sense
> if it has the same permissions as in the kernel page-table.
> If permissions are different this will cause a TLB reload
> when using the kernel page-table, which is as good as not
> mapping it at all.
> On 64-bit kernels this patch makes no difference, as the
> whole range cloned by pti_clone_kernel_text() is mapped RO
> anyway. On 32 bit there are writeable mappings in the range,
> so just keep the permissions as they are.

Reviewed-by: Andy Lutomirski <>
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