[PATCH v16 05/16] arm64: untag user pointers passed to memory syscalls

Andrey Konovalov andreyknvl at google.com
Tue Jun 11 15:35:31 UTC 2019

On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 4:28 PM Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 03, 2019 at 06:55:07PM +0200, Andrey Konovalov wrote:
> > This patch is a part of a series that extends arm64 kernel ABI to allow to
> > pass tagged user pointers (with the top byte set to something else other
> > than 0x00) as syscall arguments.
> >
> > This patch allows tagged pointers to be passed to the following memory
> > syscalls: get_mempolicy, madvise, mbind, mincore, mlock, mlock2, mprotect,
> > mremap, msync, munlock.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl at google.com>
> I would add in the commit log (and possibly in the code with a comment)
> that mremap() and mmap() do not currently accept tagged hint addresses.
> Architectures may interpret the hint tag as a background colour for the
> corresponding vma. With this:

I'll change the commit log. Where do you you think I should put this
comment? Before mmap and mremap definitions in mm/?


> Reviewed-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>
> --
> Catalin

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