Re: a question about protection_map
From: Kirill A. Shutemov
Date: Mon Jul 11 2016 - 21:46:58 EST
On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 09:31:30AM +0800, Xishi Qiu wrote:
> On 2016/7/11 21:30, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 06:12:30PM +0800, Xishi Qiu wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> We can use mprotect to set read only or read/write.
> >> mprotect_fixup()
> >> vma_set_page_prot()
> >> vm_pgprot_modify()
> >> vm_get_page_prot()
> >> protection_map[vm_flags & (VM_READ|VM_WRITE|VM_EXEC|VM_SHARED)]
> >> The following code shows that prots from __P001(PROT_READ) and __P010(PROT_WRITE)
> >> are the same, so how does it distinguish read only or read/write from mprotect?
> > It doesn't.
> > Write protection will be removed by fault handler on next write access to
> > the page. Somewhat suboptiomal, but zero page implemenation relies on this
> > to work properly.
> Hi Kirill,
> I know, PAGE_READONLY and PAGE_COPY are both missed _PAGE_RW,
> so it will cause page fault, then we will set new prot flag from
> vma, right?
Yes. See wp_page_reuse().
Kirill A. Shutemov