Re: [RFC][PATCH] exec: Use init rlimits for setuid exec

From: Rik van Riel
Date: Mon Jul 10 2017 - 14:30:08 EST

On Mon, 2017-07-10 at 20:16 +0200, Michal Hocko wrote:

> OK, I misread the code. 32b applications on 64b systems do top down
> by
> default and only if they override this by ADDR_COMPAT_LAYOUT
> personality. For some reason I thought that 32b userspace goes a
> different path and makes sure that they are always doing bottom up.
> Anyway even if somebody really needs to grow stack really large we
> have
> the personality to give them the legacy layout.

I think what will happen when rlimit_stack is RLIMIT_INFINITY
is that mmap_base will end up placing mm->mmap_base at 512MB
(task_size / 6 * 5 below the top of address space) for 32 bit
kernels, and we eventually fall back to a bottom-up search
if the space below mmap_base is exhausted (if it ever is).