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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/3] arm64: Add CONFIG_KUSER_HELPERS
On 09/20/2017 02:15 AM, Will Deacon wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 03:02:22PM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Mark Salyzyn <> wrote:
>>> Make it possible to disable the kuser helpers by adding a KUSER_HELPERS
>>> config option (enabled by default). When disabled, all kuser
>>> helpers-related code is removed from the kernel and no mapping is done
>>> at the fixed high address (0xffff0000); any attempt to use a kuser
>>> helper from a 32-bit process will result in a segfault.
>>> Signed-off-by: Mark Salyzyn <>
>>> v2:
>>> - vectors_page and compat_vdso_spec as array of 2
>>> - free sigpage if vectors allocation failed
>>> - adjust makefile so one line for each of the assembler source modules
>>> - split off assembler changes to a new previous patch in series to reduce churn
>>> - modify slightly the feature documentation to reduce its reach
>>> - modify slightly the feature documentation to rationalize the yes default.
>>> - There are more ifdefs as a result of the rebase.
>>> v3:
>>> - rebase (minor conflicts)
>> This looks great to me. I'd love to see kuser helpers gone. :)
>> Catalin, Will, does this need anything else?
> I haven't had chance to look at the patches yet (buried in other stuff), but
> I aim to get to it in the next couple of weeks.
> Will


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