Commit 87154938 authored by Will Deacon's avatar Will Deacon Committed by Catalin Marinas
Browse files

arm64: vdso: put vdso datapage in a separate vma

The VDSO datapage doesn't need to be executable (no code there) or
CoW-able (the kernel writes the page, so a private copy is totally

This patch moves the datapage into its own VMA, identified as "[vvar]"
in /proc/<pid>/maps.

Cc: Andy Lutomirski <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarWill Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarCatalin Marinas <>
parent b2f8c07b
......@@ -138,11 +138,12 @@ int arch_setup_additional_pages(struct linux_binprm *bprm,
int uses_interp)
struct mm_struct *mm = current->mm;
unsigned long vdso_base, vdso_mapping_len;
unsigned long vdso_base, vdso_text_len, vdso_mapping_len;
int ret;
vdso_text_len = vdso_pages << PAGE_SHIFT;
/* Be sure to map the data page */
vdso_mapping_len = (vdso_pages + 1) << PAGE_SHIFT;
vdso_mapping_len = vdso_text_len + PAGE_SIZE;
vdso_base = get_unmapped_area(NULL, 0, vdso_mapping_len, 0, 0);
......@@ -152,35 +153,52 @@ int arch_setup_additional_pages(struct linux_binprm *bprm,
mm->context.vdso = (void *)vdso_base;
ret = install_special_mapping(mm, vdso_base, vdso_mapping_len,
ret = install_special_mapping(mm, vdso_base, vdso_text_len,
if (ret) {
mm->context.vdso = NULL;
if (ret)
goto up_fail;
vdso_base += vdso_text_len;
ret = install_special_mapping(mm, vdso_base, PAGE_SIZE,
vdso_pagelist + vdso_pages);
if (ret)
goto up_fail;
return 0;
mm->context.vdso = NULL;
return ret;
const char *arch_vma_name(struct vm_area_struct *vma)
unsigned long vdso_text;
if (!vma->vm_mm)
return NULL;
vdso_text = (unsigned long)vma->vm_mm->context.vdso;
* We can re-use the vdso pointer in mm_context_t for identifying
* the vectors page for compat applications. The vDSO will always
* sit above TASK_UNMAPPED_BASE and so we don't need to worry about
* it conflicting with the vectors base.
if (vma->vm_mm && vma->vm_start == (long)vma->vm_mm->context.vdso) {
if (vma->vm_start == vdso_text) {
if (vma->vm_start == AARCH32_VECTORS_BASE)
return "[vectors]";
return "[vdso]";
} else if (vma->vm_start == (vdso_text + (vdso_pages << PAGE_SHIFT))) {
return "[vvar]";
return NULL;
Supports Markdown
0% or .
You are about to add 0 people to the discussion. Proceed with caution.
Finish editing this message first!
Please register or to comment