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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] memfd: Fix COW issue on MAP_PRIVATE and F_SEAL_FUTURE_WRITE mappings
On Thu, Nov 07, 2019 at 09:06:14PM -0500, Joel Fernandes wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 07, 2019 at 05:00:23PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Thu, 7 Nov 2019 14:53:54 -0500 "Joel Fernandes (Google)" <joel@joelfernandes.org> wrote:
> >
> > > F_SEAL_FUTURE_WRITE has unexpected behavior when used with MAP_PRIVATE:
> > > A private mapping created after the memfd file that gets sealed with
> > > F_SEAL_FUTURE_WRITE loses the copy-on-write at fork behavior, meaning
> > > children and parent share the same memory, even though the mapping is
> > > private.
> >
> > That sounds fairly serious. Should this be backported into -stable kernels?
>
> Yes, it should be. The F_SEAL_FUTURE_WRITE feature was introduced in v5.1 so
> v5.3.x stable kernels would need a backport. I can submit a backport tomorrow
> unless we are Ok with stable automatically picking it up (I believe the
> stable folks "auto select" fixes which should detect this is a fix since I
> have said it is a fix in the subject line).

Never rely on "auto select" to pick up a patch for stable if you already
know it should go to stable. Just mark it as such, or tell stable@vger
after the fact.

thanks,

greg k-h

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