Re: [PATCH 3/3] x86-64: Rework vsyscall emulation and add vsyscall= parameter

From: Andrew Lutomirski
Date: Wed Aug 10 2011 - 13:47:38 EST

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 1:21 PM, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 08/10/2011 10:15 AM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> There are three choices:
>> vsyscall=native: Vsyscalls are native code that issues the
>> corresponding syscalls.
>> vsyscall=emulate (default): Vsyscalls are emulated by instruction
>> fault traps, tested in the bad_area path.  The actual contents of
>> the vsyscall page is the same as the vsyscall=native case except
>> that it's marked NX.  This way programs that make assumptions about
>> what the code in the page does will not be confused when they read
>> that code.
>> vsyscall=none: Trying to execute a vsyscall will segfault.
>> Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxx>
> Hi Andy,
> This patch doesn't apply.  What is your baseline for this patch?

My baseline was a commit that probably only lives in my tree, but the
patches should apply cleanly on top of
c149a665ac488e0dac22a42287f45ad1bda06ff1, which is the current

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