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SubjectRe: [PATCH -manpage 1/2] fcntl.2: Update manpage with new memfd F_SEAL_FUTURE_WRITE seal
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Hello Joel,

On 3/14/19 10:48 PM, Joel Fernandes (Google) wrote:
> More details of the seal can be found in the LKML patch:
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20181120052137.74317-1-joel@joelfernandes.org/T/#t
>
> Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@joelfernandes.org>

Thanks. Patch (finally) applied!

Cheers,

Michael


> ---
> man2/fcntl.2 | 15 +++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/man2/fcntl.2 b/man2/fcntl.2
> index fce4f4c2b3bd..e01e2c075b5b 100644
> --- a/man2/fcntl.2
> +++ b/man2/fcntl.2
> @@ -1525,6 +1525,21 @@ Furthermore, if there are any asynchronous I/O operations
> .RB ( io_submit (2))
> pending on the file,
> all outstanding writes will be discarded.
> +.TP
> +.BR F_SEAL_FUTURE_WRITE
> +If this seal is set, the contents of the file can be modified only from
> +existing writeable mappings that were created prior to the seal being set.
> +Any attempt to create a new writeable mapping on the memfd via
> +.BR mmap (2)
> +will fail with
> +.BR EPERM.
> +Also any attempts to write to the memfd via
> +.BR write (2)
> +will fail with
> +.BR EPERM.
> +This is useful in situations where existing writable mapped regions need to be
> +kept intact while preventing any future writes. For example, to share a
> +read-only memory buffer to other processes that only the sender can write to.
> .\"
> .SS File read/write hints
> Write lifetime hints can be used to inform the kernel about the relative
>


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Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer; http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/
Linux/UNIX System Programming Training: http://man7.org/training/

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