[PATCH] arm64: Enable CONFIG_COMPAT also for 64k page size

Alexander Graf agraf at suse.de
Wed Mar 11 06:08:41 PDT 2015

> Am 11.03.2015 um 07:47 schrieb Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>:
>> On Wednesday 11 March 2015 06:24:16 Alexander Graf wrote:
>> So after recompiling all of the distribution with newer binutils we now
>> have an openSUSE Factory tree that has 64k aligned 32bit binaries.
>> Unfortunately however, the 32bit glibc has a bogus mmap() implementation
>> that hard codes 4k page size.
>> With the patch below applied to glibc, I can successfully run 32bit user
>> space on Seattle with 64k PAGE_SIZE though. So I guess we'll need to fix
>> up glibc next.
>> Do you know of anyone who's fluent enough in 32bit ARM assembly to
>> convert the hard coded assumptions in there to instead use a variable
>> that takes the actual host page size into account?
> I believe this is a kernel bug, and the kernel API for 32-bit emulation
> should always take the pgoff argument in 4KB units instead of PAGE_SIZE
> units, see the implementation of sys_mmap2 in
> arch/powerpc/kernel/sys_ppc32.c.
> All user space programs that call mmap2 still need to make sure that
> their arguments are PAGE_SIZE aligned, but the libc need not care
> about this here.

Awesome, that makes my life a lot easier. Let me cook up a patch that fixes the compat mmap call later today :).


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