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authorDan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>2017-11-01 16:36:30 +0100
committerDan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>2017-11-03 06:26:22 -0700
commit1c9725974074a047f6080eecc62c50a8e840d050 (patch)
treeaabeb6444ed1294ed3cf12ce4b34c03abdf2452f /include/uapi/asm-generic
parent592e254502041f953e84d091eae2c68cba04c10b (diff)
mm: introduce MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE, a mechanism to safely define new mmap flags
The mmap(2) syscall suffers from the ABI anti-pattern of not validating unknown flags. However, proposals like MAP_SYNC need a mechanism to define new behavior that is known to fail on older kernels without the support. Define a new MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE flag pattern that is guaranteed to fail on all legacy mmap implementations. It is worth noting that the original proposal was for a standalone MAP_VALIDATE flag. However, when that could not be supported by all archs Linus observed: I see why you *think* you want a bitmap. You think you want a bitmap because you want to make MAP_VALIDATE be part of MAP_SYNC etc, so that people can do ret = mmap(NULL, size, PROT_READ | PROT_WRITE, MAP_SHARED | MAP_SYNC, fd, 0); and "know" that MAP_SYNC actually takes. And I'm saying that whole wish is bogus. You're fundamentally depending on special semantics, just make it explicit. It's already not portable, so don't try to make it so. Rename that MAP_VALIDATE as MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE, make it have a value of 0x3, and make people do ret = mmap(NULL, size, PROT_READ | PROT_WRITE, MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE | MAP_SYNC, fd, 0); and then the kernel side is easier too (none of that random garbage playing games with looking at the "MAP_VALIDATE bit", but just another case statement in that map type thing. Boom. Done. Similar to ->fallocate() we also want the ability to validate the support for new flags on a per ->mmap() 'struct file_operations' instance basis. Towards that end arrange for flags to be generically validated against a mmap_supported_flags exported by 'struct file_operations'. By default all existing flags are implicitly supported, but new flags require MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE and per-instance-opt-in. Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Suggested-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Suggested-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Reviewed-by: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/uapi/asm-generic')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/uapi/asm-generic/mman-common.h b/include/uapi/asm-generic/mman-common.h
index 203268f9231e..8ce7f5a0800f 100644
--- a/include/uapi/asm-generic/mman-common.h
+++ b/include/uapi/asm-generic/mman-common.h
@@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
#define MAP_SHARED 0x01 /* Share changes */
#define MAP_PRIVATE 0x02 /* Changes are private */
+#define MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE 0x03 /* share + validate extension flags */
#define MAP_TYPE 0x0f /* Mask for type of mapping */
#define MAP_FIXED 0x10 /* Interpret addr exactly */
#define MAP_ANONYMOUS 0x20 /* don't use a file */

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