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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] x86/mm/init_32: Stop printing the virtual memory layout
On Thu, Mar 05, 2020 at 10:01:52AM -0500, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> For security, don't display the kernel's virtual memory layout.
>
> Kees Cook points out:
> "These have been entirely removed on other architectures, so let's
> just do the same for ia32 and remove it unconditionally."
>
> 071929dbdd86 ("arm64: Stop printing the virtual memory layout")
> 1c31d4e96b8c ("ARM: 8820/1: mm: Stop printing the virtual memory layout")
> 31833332f798 ("m68k/mm: Stop printing the virtual memory layout")
> fd8d0ca25631 ("parisc: Hide virtual kernel memory layout")
> adb1fe9ae2ee ("mm/page_alloc: Remove kernel address exposure in free_reserved_area()")
>
> Signed-off-by: Arvind Sankar <nivedita@alum.mit.edu>

Thanks!

(*randomly choosing an x86 maintainer to aim this patch at; hi Thomas!*)

Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>

-Kees

> ---
> arch/x86/mm/init_32.c | 38 --------------------------------------
> 1 file changed, 38 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/init_32.c b/arch/x86/mm/init_32.c
> index 23df4885bbed..8ae0272c1c51 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/mm/init_32.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/mm/init_32.c
> @@ -788,44 +788,6 @@ void __init mem_init(void)
> x86_init.hyper.init_after_bootmem();
>
> mem_init_print_info(NULL);
> - printk(KERN_INFO "virtual kernel memory layout:\n"
> - " fixmap : 0x%08lx - 0x%08lx (%4ld kB)\n"
> - " cpu_entry : 0x%08lx - 0x%08lx (%4ld kB)\n"
> -#ifdef CONFIG_HIGHMEM
> - " pkmap : 0x%08lx - 0x%08lx (%4ld kB)\n"
> -#endif
> - " vmalloc : 0x%08lx - 0x%08lx (%4ld MB)\n"
> - " lowmem : 0x%08lx - 0x%08lx (%4ld MB)\n"
> - " .init : 0x%08lx - 0x%08lx (%4ld kB)\n"
> - " .data : 0x%08lx - 0x%08lx (%4ld kB)\n"
> - " .text : 0x%08lx - 0x%08lx (%4ld kB)\n",
> - FIXADDR_START, FIXADDR_TOP,
> - (FIXADDR_TOP - FIXADDR_START) >> 10,
> -
> - CPU_ENTRY_AREA_BASE,
> - CPU_ENTRY_AREA_BASE + CPU_ENTRY_AREA_MAP_SIZE,
> - CPU_ENTRY_AREA_MAP_SIZE >> 10,
> -
> -#ifdef CONFIG_HIGHMEM
> - PKMAP_BASE, PKMAP_BASE+LAST_PKMAP*PAGE_SIZE,
> - (LAST_PKMAP*PAGE_SIZE) >> 10,
> -#endif
> -
> - VMALLOC_START, VMALLOC_END,
> - (VMALLOC_END - VMALLOC_START) >> 20,
> -
> - (unsigned long)__va(0), (unsigned long)high_memory,
> - ((unsigned long)high_memory - (unsigned long)__va(0)) >> 20,
> -
> - (unsigned long)&__init_begin, (unsigned long)&__init_end,
> - ((unsigned long)&__init_end -
> - (unsigned long)&__init_begin) >> 10,
> -
> - (unsigned long)&_etext, (unsigned long)&_edata,
> - ((unsigned long)&_edata - (unsigned long)&_etext) >> 10,
> -
> - (unsigned long)&_text, (unsigned long)&_etext,
> - ((unsigned long)&_etext - (unsigned long)&_text) >> 10);
>
> /*
> * Check boundaries twice: Some fundamental inconsistencies can
> --
> 2.24.1
>

--
Kees Cook

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