Re: [PATCHv6 4/5] x86/mm: check in_compat_syscall() instead TIF_ADDR32 for mmap(MAP_32BIT)
From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Mon Mar 13 2017 - 09:47:28 EST
On Mon, 13 Mar 2017, Dmitry Safonov wrote:
> On 03/13/2017 12:39 PM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > On Mon, 6 Mar 2017, Dmitry Safonov wrote:
> > > Result of mmap() calls with MAP_32BIT flag at this moment depends
> > > on thread flag TIF_ADDR32, which is set during exec() for 32-bit apps.
> > > It's broken as the behavior of mmap() shouldn't depend on exec-ed
> > > application's bitness. Instead, it should check the bitness of mmap()
> > > syscall.
> > > How it worked before:
> > > o for 32-bit compatible binaries it is completely ignored. Which was
> > > fine when there were one mmap_base, computed for 32-bit syscalls.
> > > After introducing mmap_compat_base 64-bit syscalls do use computed
> > > for 64-bit syscalls mmap_base, which means that we can allocate 64-bit
> > > address with 64-bit syscall in application launched from 32-bit
> > > compatible binary. And ignoring this flag is not expected behavior.
> > Well, the real question here is, whether we should allow 32bit applications
> > to obtain 64bit mappings at all. We can very well force 32bit applications
> > into the 4GB address space as it was before your mmap base splitup and be
> > done with it.
> Hmm, yes, we could restrict 32bit applications to 32bit mappings only.
> But the approach which I tried to follow in the patches set, it was do
> not base the logic on the bitness of launched applications
> (native/compat) - only base on bitness of the performing syscall.
> The idea was suggested by Andy and I made mmap() logic here independent
> from original application's bitness.
> It also seems to me simpler:
> if 32-bit application wants to allocate 64-bit mapping, it should
> long-jump with 64-bit segment descriptor and do `syscall` instruction
> for 64-bit syscall entry path. So, in my point of view after this dance
> the application does not differ much from native 64-bit binary and can
> have 64-bit address mapping.
Works for me, but it lacks documentation .....