[PATCH v1 1/4] syscalls: Restore address limit after a syscall

Thomas Garnier thgarnie at google.com
Wed Mar 8 14:27:18 PST 2017

That make sense. I will optimize each architecture to not require a call.

On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 2:20 PM, Andy Lutomirski <luto at amacapital.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 1:58 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux
> <linux at armlinux.org.uk> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 08, 2017 at 01:38:41PM -0800, Thomas Garnier wrote:
>>> This patch prevents a syscall to modify the address limit of the
>>> caller. The address limit is kept by the syscall wrapper and restored
>>> just after the syscall ends.
>> I would much rather architectures were given the opportunity to code up
>> checks like this efficiently (iow, inline in the exit path assembly),
>> rather than having to unconditionally call an additional function on
>> every syscall, with its register saving overheads.
> Me too.  I think the two config choices should be:
> (a) BUG_ON(!segment_eq(...));
> (b) No generic check at all -- arch code will handle it
> --Andy


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