high_memory address in /proc/dri/*/vma
daniel at ffwll.ch
Tue Dec 20 08:32:13 PST 2011
On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 12:09:39AM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> [Re-sent to the right address, I hope.]
> Kees, in commit 01e2f533a234dc62d16c0d3d4fb9d71cf1ce50c3 ("drm: do not
> leak kernel addresses via /proc/dri/*/vma") you changed the logging of
> - seq_printf(m, "vma use count: %d, high_memory = %p, 0x%08llx\n",
> + seq_printf(m, "vma use count: %d, high_memory = %pK, 0x%pK\n",
> - high_memory, (u64)virt_to_phys(high_memory));
> + high_memory, (void *)virt_to_phys(high_memory));
> This doesn't make sense because the physical address may be truncated
> (in theory at least).
> I think it would make more sense to make this entire file readable by
> root only, but I don't know whether anything depends on being able to
> read it. Its existence is conditional on DRM_DEBUG_CODE != 0 but that
> is always true at the moment.
Afaik (and I've done quite some code history checking) the proc files are
not relied upon by userspace (up to about 10 years back). Patch to kill
them all is pending and should hit either 3.3 or 3.4.
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