[PATCH v2] [POWERPC] Provide a way to protect 4k subpages when using 64k pages
arnd at arndb.de
Sat Jan 5 23:11:32 EST 2008
On Saturday 05 January 2008, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> This version allocates a new system call number for the subpage_prot
Ah, good. Thanks!
> --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/syscalls.c
> @@ -328,3 +328,7 @@ void do_show_syscall_exit(unsigned long r3)
> printk(" -> %lx, current=%p cpu=%d\n", r3, current, smp_processor_id());
> +#ifndef CONFIG_PPC_SUBPAGE_PROT
cond_syscall is defined in a way that you don't need the #ifdef here,
and the other users always have it unconditionally.
> + * Copy in a subpage protection map for an address range.
> + * The map has 2 bits per 4k subpage, so 32 bits per 64k page.
> + * Each 2-bit field is 0 to allow any access, 1 to prevent writes,
> + * 2 or 3 to prevent all accesses.
> + * Note that the normal page protections also apply; the subpage
> + * protection mechanism is an additional constraint, so putting 0
> + * in a 2-bit field won't allow writes to a page that is otherwise
> + * write-protected.
> + */
> +long sys_subpage_prot(unsigned long addr, unsigned long len, u32 __user *map)
syscalls are normally marked asmlinkage, right? I know that it doesn't
have an effect on powerpc, but so far, we have been using the convention
Also, I think there should be a declaration in asm/syscalls.h so we don't
get a warning about an undeclared global function from sparse.
> diff --git a/include/asm-powerpc/systbl.h b/include/asm-powerpc/systbl.h
> index 11d5383..0c8b0d6 100644
> --- a/include/asm-powerpc/systbl.h
> +++ b/include/asm-powerpc/systbl.h
> @@ -313,3 +313,4 @@ COMPAT_SYS_SPU(timerfd)
The convention I've used for SPU syscalls is to allow them unless there is
a specific reason why it's harmful or not possible for the SPU to do it.
I think it should be SYSCALL_SPU because of that.
I already missed the addition of fallocate, which I think should have been
COMPAT_SYS_SPU. I can send you a patch for that one if you like.
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