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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/2] arm64: Relax Documentation/arm64/tagged-pointers.txt
A couple of minor nits below.

On Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 03:21:11PM +0100, Vincenzo Frascino wrote:
> --- a/Documentation/arm64/tagged-pointers.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/arm64/tagged-pointers.txt
> @@ -18,7 +18,8 @@ Passing tagged addresses to the kernel
> --------------------------------------
>
> All interpretation of userspace memory addresses by the kernel assumes
> -an address tag of 0x00.
> +an address tag of 0x00, unless the userspace opts-in the ARM64 Tagged
> +Address ABI via the PR_SET_TAGGED_ADDR_CTRL prctl().
>
> This includes, but is not limited to, addresses found in:
>
> @@ -31,18 +32,23 @@ This includes, but is not limited to, addresses found in:
> - the frame pointer (x29) and frame records, e.g. when interpreting
> them to generate a backtrace or call graph.
>
> -Using non-zero address tags in any of these locations may result in an
> -error code being returned, a (fatal) signal being raised, or other modes
> -of failure.
> +Using non-zero address tags in any of these locations when the
> +userspace application did not opt-in to the ARM64 Tagged Address ABI,

Nitpick: drop the comma after "ABI," since a predicate follows.

> +may result in an error code being returned, a (fatal) signal being raised,
> +or other modes of failure.
>
> -For these reasons, passing non-zero address tags to the kernel via
> -system calls is forbidden, and using a non-zero address tag for sp is
> -strongly discouraged.
> +For these reasons, when the userspace application did not opt-in, passing
> +non-zero address tags to the kernel via system calls is forbidden, and using
> +a non-zero address tag for sp is strongly discouraged.
>
> Programs maintaining a frame pointer and frame records that use non-zero
> address tags may suffer impaired or inaccurate debug and profiling
> visibility.
>
> +A definition of the meaning of ARM64 Tagged Address ABI and of the
> +guarantees that the ABI provides when the userspace opts-in via prctl()
> +can be found in: Documentation/arm64/tagged-address-abi.txt.
> +
>
> Preserving tags
> ---------------
> @@ -57,6 +63,9 @@ be preserved.
> The architecture prevents the use of a tagged PC, so the upper byte will
> be set to a sign-extension of bit 55 on exception return.
>
> +This behaviours are preserved even when the the userspace opts-in the ARM64

"These" ... "opts in to"

> +Tagged Address ABI via the PR_SET_TAGGED_ADDR_CTRL prctl().
> +
>
> Other considerations
> --------------------
> --
> 2.21.0

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