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Subject[PATCH v4 0/2] arm64 relaxed ABI
On arm64 the TCR_EL1.TBI0 bit has been always enabled on the arm64 kernel,
hence the userspace (EL0) is allowed to set a non-zero value in the top
byte but the resulting pointers are not allowed at the user-kernel syscall
ABI boundary.

This patchset proposes a relaxation of the ABI with which it is possible
to pass tagged tagged pointers to the syscalls, when these pointers are in
memory ranges obtained as described in tagged-address-abi.txt contained in
this patch series.

Since it is not desirable to relax the ABI to allow tagged user addresses
into the kernel indiscriminately, this patchset documents a new sysctl
interface (/proc/sys/abi/tagged_addr) that is used to prevent the applications
from enabling the relaxed ABI and a new prctl() interface that can be used to
enable or disable the relaxed ABI.

This patchset should be merged together with [1].


Cc: Catalin Marinas <>
Cc: Will Deacon <>
CC: Andrey Konovalov <>
CC: Alexander Viro <>
Signed-off-by: Vincenzo Frascino <>

Vincenzo Frascino (2):
arm64: Define Documentation/arm64/tagged-address-abi.txt
arm64: Relax Documentation/arm64/tagged-pointers.txt

Documentation/arm64/tagged-address-abi.txt | 111 +++++++++++++++++++++
Documentation/arm64/tagged-pointers.txt | 23 +++--
2 files changed, 127 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 Documentation/arm64/tagged-address-abi.txt


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