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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] Fix W+X debug feature on x86
On 21/05/2020 20:08, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 21 May 2020 16:23:06 +0100 Steven Price <> wrote:
>> Jan alert me[1] that the W+X detection debug feature was broken in x86
>> by my change[2] to switch x86 to use the generic ptdump infrastructure.
>> Fundamentally the approach of trying to move the calculation of
>> effective permissions into note_page() was broken because note_page() is
>> only called for 'leaf' entries and the effective permissions are passed
>> down via the internal nodes of the page tree. The solution I've taken
>> here is to create a new (optional) callback which is called for all
>> nodes of the page tree and therefore can calculate the effective
>> permissions.
>> Secondly on some configurations (32 bit with PAE) "unsigned long" is not
>> large enough to store the table entries. The fix here is simple - let's
>> just use a u64.
> I assumed that a cc:stable was appropriate on both of these(?).

Yes thanks.

>> I'd welcome testing (and other comments), especially if you have a
>> configuration which previously triggered W+X warnings as I don't have
>> such a setup.
> I'll wait a while for such testing. If nothing happens then I guess we
> merge it up and see what then happens.



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