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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] x86: mm: ptdump: Calculate effective permissions correctly
On 27/05/2020 16:15, Jan Beulich wrote:
> On 21.05.2020 17:23, Steven Price wrote:
>> By switching the x86 page table dump code to use the generic code the
>> effective permissions are no longer calculated correctly because the
>> note_page() function is only called for *leaf* entries. To calculate the
>> actual effective permissions it is necessary to observe the full
>> hierarchy of the page tree.
>> Introduce a new callback for ptdump which is called for every entry and
>> can therefore update the prot_levels array correctly. note_page() can
>> then simply access the appropriate element in the array.
>> Reported-by: Jan Beulich <>
>> Fixes: 2ae27137b2db ("x86: mm: convert dump_pagetables to use walk_page_range")
>> Signed-off-by: Steven Price <>
> This (with the later correction) and the 2nd patch
> Tested-by: Jan Beulich <>
> It allowed me to go and finally find why under Xen there was still
> a single W+X mapping left - another bug, another patch.
> Thanks, Jan

Thanks for testing (and sorry for breaking it in the first place)!


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