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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.4 037/107] x86/mm: Factor out LDT init from context init
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On Mon, 2018-07-23 at 14:41 +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> 4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
>
> ------------------
>
> From: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
>
> commit 39a0526fb3f7d93433d146304278477eb463f8af upstream
[...]
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h
[...]
> +static inline int init_new_context(struct task_struct *tsk,
> +    struct mm_struct *mm)
> +{
> + init_new_context_ldt(tsk, mm);
> + return 0;
> +}
[...]

This hides errors from init_new_context_ldt(), which is very bad.
Fixed upstream by:

commit ccd5b3235180eef3cfec337df1c8554ab151b5cc
Author: Eric Biggers <ebiggers@google.com>
Date: Thu Aug 24 10:50:29 2017 -0700

x86/mm: Fix use-after-free of ldt_struct

Ben.

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