[PATCH v15 03/17] lib, arm64: untag user pointers in strn*_user

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Wed May 22 10:41:03 UTC 2019

On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 06:30:49PM +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.
> strncpy_from_user and strnlen_user accept user addresses as arguments, and
> do not go through the same path as copy_from_user and others, so here we
> need to handle the case of tagged user addresses separately.
> Untag user pointers passed to these functions.
> Note, that this patch only temporarily untags the pointers to perform
> validity checks, but then uses them as is to perform user memory accesses.
> Signed-off-by: Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl at google.com>

Just to keep track of where I am with the reviews while the ABI
discussion continues:

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

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