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Subject[PATCH 5.4 138/178] RISC-V: Don't allow write+exec only page mapping request in mmap
From: Yash Shah <>

[ Upstream commit e0d17c842c0f824fd4df9f4688709fc6907201e1 ]

As per the table 4.4 of version "20190608-Priv-MSU-Ratified" of the
RISC-V instruction set manual[0], the PTE permission bit combination of
"write+exec only" is reserved for future use. Hence, don't allow such
mapping request in mmap call.

An issue is been reported by David Abdurachmanov, that while running
stress-ng with "sysbadaddr" argument, RCU stalls are observed on RISC-V
specific kernel.

This issue arises when the stress-sysbadaddr request for pages with
"write+exec only" permission bits and then passes the address obtain
from this mmap call to various system call. For the riscv kernel, the
mmap call should fail for this particular combination of permission bits
since it's not valid.


Signed-off-by: Yash Shah <>
Reported-by: David Abdurachmanov <>
[Palmer: Refer to the latest ISA specification at the only link I could
find, and update the terminology.]
Signed-off-by: Palmer Dabbelt <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
arch/riscv/kernel/sys_riscv.c | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/riscv/kernel/sys_riscv.c b/arch/riscv/kernel/sys_riscv.c
index f3619f59d85cc..12f8a7fce78b1 100644
--- a/arch/riscv/kernel/sys_riscv.c
+++ b/arch/riscv/kernel/sys_riscv.c
@@ -8,6 +8,7 @@
#include <linux/syscalls.h>
#include <asm/unistd.h>
#include <asm/cacheflush.h>
+#include <asm-generic/mman-common.h>

static long riscv_sys_mmap(unsigned long addr, unsigned long len,
unsigned long prot, unsigned long flags,
@@ -16,6 +17,11 @@ static long riscv_sys_mmap(unsigned long addr, unsigned long len,
if (unlikely(offset & (~PAGE_MASK >> page_shift_offset)))
return -EINVAL;
+ if ((prot & PROT_WRITE) && (prot & PROT_EXEC))
+ if (unlikely(!(prot & PROT_READ)))
+ return -EINVAL;
return ksys_mmap_pgoff(addr, len, prot, flags, fd,
offset >> (PAGE_SHIFT - page_shift_offset));
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