[PATCH v3 0/3] riscv: Map the kernel with correct permissions the first time

Alexandre Ghiti alex at ghiti.fr
Thu Jun 3 01:27:46 PDT 2021

The kernel permissions are fixed after the kernel page table is created:         
fix that by mapping the kernel 'correctly' the first time.                       
Patch 1 is a cleanup patch on which the next patches are based on, not           
necessary for this patchset though.                                              
Patch 2 introduces a new helper to set kernel mapping permissions while          
avoiding all the casts when using set_memory_* API.                              
Patch 3 is the bulk of this work and deals with mapping the kernel with          
the right permissions.                                                           
Changes in v3:                                                                   
* Add a patch that factorizes kernel address conversions                         
* Add a helper called set_kernel_memory in its own patch, as suggested by        
* Prefer IS_ENABLED over #ifdef, as suggested by Christoph                       
* Split overly long lines, as suggested by Christoph                             
* Simplify kernel mapping by mapping ALL text as readonly and taking advantage   
  of already present code that enables write for init text before                
Changes in v2:                                                                   
* Rebased on top of for-next (and "riscv: mm: fix build errors caused by         
* Get rid of protect_kernel_linear_mapping_text_rodata as suggested by           
* Improve code in general compared to previous RFC

Alexandre Ghiti (3):
  riscv: Factorize xip and !xip kernel address conversion macros
  riscv: Introduce set_kernel_memory helper
  riscv: Map the kernel with correct permissions the first time

 arch/riscv/include/asm/page.h       |  27 ++++----
 arch/riscv/include/asm/pgtable.h    |   2 +
 arch/riscv/include/asm/sections.h   |  17 +++++
 arch/riscv/include/asm/set_memory.h |  13 ++--
 arch/riscv/kernel/setup.c           |  11 +--
 arch/riscv/mm/init.c                | 102 ++++++++++++----------------
 arch/riscv/mm/pageattr.c            |  10 +++
 7 files changed, 95 insertions(+), 87 deletions(-)


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