Re: vvar, gup && coredump
From: Andy Lutomirski
Date: Thu Mar 12 2015 - 13:56:15 EST
On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 10:39 AM, Oleg Nesterov <oleg@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 03/12, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 9:54 AM, Oleg Nesterov <oleg@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On 03/12, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> > As for 32-bit applications. Yes, this can't work because 32-bit simply
>> > can't access this "high" memory. But you know, it would be very nice to
>> > have the fixmap-like "global" area in init_mm which is also visible to
>> > compat applications. If we had it, uprobes could work without xol vma's.
>> It could work for 32-bit native, but not for 32-bit compat.
> Yes, yes, I meant 32-bit compat apps. Once again, it would be nice if we
> had the "low" fixmaps in init_mm. But unlikely this is possible...
>> On a related note, I'm hoping to rework the mm part pretty heavily:
> OK... not that I really understand this email.
> Well. Speaking of vdso. I understand that unlikely we can do this, but
> for uprobes it would be nice to have a anon-inode file behind this mapping,
> so that vma_interval_tree_foreach() could work, etc. OK, this is completely
> off-topic, please forget.
Couldn't you do that directly in the uprobes code? That is, create an
anon_inode file and just map it the old-fashioned way?
> And I noticed that I didn't read your previous email carefully enough...
>> That sounds reasonable to me. I'll write the patch later today.
> Sure, please send a patch if you want to do this.
>> gdb will still need changes, though, right?
> This is up to gdb developers. To me, it should simply skip this
> VM_DONTDUMP vma.
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