powerpc: Fix Text randomization

Vineeth Vijayan vvijayan at mvista.com
Wed Oct 15 17:38:29 AEDT 2014

On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 7:38 AM, Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au> wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-10-10 at 05:45:26 UTC, Vineeth Vijayan wrote:
>> Right now there is no way to disable TEXT randomization on a PPC32
>> machine. text randomization happens even in the case of "echo 0 >
>> /proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space"
> Yeah it seems to happen on ppc64 too.
>> This happens due to the incorrect definition of ELF_ET_DYN_BASE at
>> arch/powerpc/include/asm/elf.h
> What is incorrect about it? We are not the only arch that does that.

I think we are one of the arch which does it.
The same has been tested on x86 and arm, where ELF_ET_DYN_BASE doesn’t
use randomize_et_dyn call, and it works properly as per the user-space
definition of randomization;

(i.e when at "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space", TEXT
randomization should not happen.)

> I'm not clear on what has changed to break this?
> cheers

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