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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] mm: extend memfd with ability to create "secret" memory areas
On Thu, 30 Jan 2020 18:23:41 +0200
Mike Rapoport <rppt@kernel.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> This is essentially a resend of my attempt to implement "secret" mappings
> using a file descriptor [1].

So one little thing I was curious about as I read through the patch...

> +static int secretmem_check_limits(struct vm_fault *vmf)
> +{
> + struct secretmem_state *state = vmf->vma->vm_file->private_data;
> + struct inode *inode = file_inode(vmf->vma->vm_file);
> + unsigned long limit;
> +
> + if (((loff_t)vmf->pgoff << PAGE_SHIFT) >= i_size_read(inode))
> + return -EINVAL;
> +
> + limit = rlimit(RLIMIT_MEMLOCK) >> PAGE_SHIFT;
> + if (state->nr_pages + 1 >= limit)
> + return -EPERM;
> +
> + return 0;
> +}

If I'm not mistaken, this means each memfd can be RLIMIT_MEMLOCK in length,
with no global limit on the number of locked pages. What's keeping me from
creating 1000 of these things and locking down lots of RAM?

Thanks,

jon

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