[PATCH 4/5] mm: split ET_DYN ASLR from mmap ASLR

Michael Ellerman mpe at ellerman.id.au
Wed Mar 4 15:56:20 PST 2015

On Wed, 2015-03-04 at 13:13 -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> I had a question in the powerpc-specific change that may have gone unnoticed:
> Can mmap ASLR be safely enabled in the legacy mmap case here? Other archs
> use "mm->mmap_base = TASK_UNMAPPED_BASE + random_factor".
> Separate from this series, do you happen to know if this improvement
> can be made, or if the legacy mmap on powerpc can't handle this?

Yeah I saw that. The short answer is I'm not sure.

I assume we have that distinction for some good reason, but whether we still
need it I don't know. I'll dig a bit and see if anyone can remember the details.


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