[PATCH v3] x86: treat pkey-0 special

Dave Hansen dave.hansen at intel.com
Fri Mar 16 04:31:51 AEDT 2018

On 03/15/2018 10:21 AM, Ram Pai wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 08:55:31AM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
>> On 03/15/2018 02:46 AM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>>>> +	if (!pkey || !mm_pkey_is_allocated(mm, pkey))
>>> Why this extra check? mm_pkey_is_allocated(mm, 0) should not return true
>>> ever. If it does, then this wants to be fixed.
>> I was thinking that we _do_ actually want it to seem allocated.  It just
>> get "allocated" implicitly when an mm is created.  I think that will
>> simplify the code if we avoid treating it specially in as many places as
>> possible.
> I think, the logic that makes pkey-0 special must to go
> in arch-neutral code.   How about checking for pkey-0 in sys_pkey_free()
> itself?

This is for protection against shooting yourself in the foot?  Yes, that
can go in sys_pkey_free().

Does this need manpage and/or selftests updates?

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