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Subject[PATCH v4 05/23] fork: Provide a function for copying init_mm
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From: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>

Provide a function for copying init_mm. This function will be later used
for setting a temporary mm.

Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Reviewed-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
Tested-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>
Signed-off-by: Rick Edgecombe <rick.p.edgecombe@intel.com>
---
include/linux/sched/task.h | 1 +
kernel/fork.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++++------
2 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/sched/task.h b/include/linux/sched/task.h
index 2e97a2227045..f1227f2c38a4 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched/task.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched/task.h
@@ -76,6 +76,7 @@ extern void exit_itimers(struct signal_struct *);
extern long _do_fork(unsigned long, unsigned long, unsigned long, int __user *, int __user *, unsigned long);
extern long do_fork(unsigned long, unsigned long, unsigned long, int __user *, int __user *);
struct task_struct *fork_idle(int);
+struct mm_struct *copy_init_mm(void);
extern pid_t kernel_thread(int (*fn)(void *), void *arg, unsigned long flags);
extern long kernel_wait4(pid_t, int __user *, int, struct rusage *);

diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index 9dcd18aa210b..099cca8f701c 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -1298,13 +1298,20 @@ void mm_release(struct task_struct *tsk, struct mm_struct *mm)
complete_vfork_done(tsk);
}

-/*
- * Allocate a new mm structure and copy contents from the
- * mm structure of the passed in task structure.
+/**
+ * dup_mm() - duplicates an existing mm structure
+ * @tsk: the task_struct with which the new mm will be associated.
+ * @oldmm: the mm to duplicate.
+ *
+ * Allocates a new mm structure and duplicates the provided @oldmm structure
+ * content into it.
+ *
+ * Return: the duplicated mm or NULL on failure.
*/
-static struct mm_struct *dup_mm(struct task_struct *tsk)
+static struct mm_struct *dup_mm(struct task_struct *tsk,
+ struct mm_struct *oldmm)
{
- struct mm_struct *mm, *oldmm = current->mm;
+ struct mm_struct *mm;
int err;

mm = allocate_mm();
@@ -1371,7 +1378,7 @@ static int copy_mm(unsigned long clone_flags, struct task_struct *tsk)
}

retval = -ENOMEM;
- mm = dup_mm(tsk);
+ mm = dup_mm(tsk, current->mm);
if (!mm)
goto fail_nomem;

@@ -2186,6 +2193,11 @@ struct task_struct *fork_idle(int cpu)
return task;
}

+struct mm_struct *copy_init_mm(void)
+{
+ return dup_mm(NULL, &init_mm);
+}
+
/*
* Ok, this is the main fork-routine.
*
--
2.17.1
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