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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] powerpc/mm: Implement STRICT_MODULE_RWX
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On Wed, 2019-05-15 at 06:20 +0000, Christophe Leroy wrote:

Confirming this works on hash and radix book3s64.

> +
> + // only operate on VM areas for now
> + area = find_vm_area((void *)addr);
> + if (!area || end > (unsigned long)area->addr + area->size ||
> + !(area->flags & VM_ALLOC))
> + return -EINVAL;

https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/project/lkml/list/?series=391470

With this patch, the above series causes crashes on (at least) Hash,
since it adds another user of change_page_rw() and change_page_nx()
that for reasons I don't understand yet, we can't handle. I can work
around this with:

if (area->flags & VM_FLUSH_RESET_PERMS)
return 0;

so this is broken on at least one platform as of 5.2-rc1. We're going
to look into this more to see if there's anything else we have to do as
a result of this series before the next merge window, or if just
working around it like this is good enough.

- Russell

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