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Date:   Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:52:37 -0800
From:   Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>
To:     Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>
Cc:     Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>,
        Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@...ux.intel.com>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
        linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org" <linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org>,
        Linux MM <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        Linux API <linux-api@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-ext4 <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-xfs <linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org>,
        "Darrick J . Wong" <darrick.wong@...cle.com>,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Florian Weimer <fweimer@...hat.com>,
        John Hubbard <jhubbard@...dia.com>,
        "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@...ux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/18] mm: introduce MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE, a mechanism to
 safely define new mmap flags

On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 4:02 AM, Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz> wrote:
> On 11/01/2017 04:36 PM, Jan Kara wrote:
>> From: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>
>>
>> The mmap(2) syscall suffers from the ABI anti-pattern of not validating
>> unknown flags. However, proposals like MAP_SYNC need a mechanism to
>> define new behavior that is known to fail on older kernels without the
>> support. Define a new MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE flag pattern that is
>> guaranteed to fail on all legacy mmap implementations.
>
> So I'm trying to make sense of this together with Michal's attempt for
> MAP_FIXED_SAFE [1] where he has to introduce a completely new flag
> instead of flag modifier exactly for the reason of not validating
> unknown flags. And my conclusion is that because MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE
> implies MAP_SHARED and excludes MAP_PRIVATE, MAP_FIXED_SAFE as a
> modifier cannot build on top of this. Wouldn't thus it be really better
> long-term to introduce mmap3 at this point? ...

We have room to define MAP_PRIVATE_VALIDATE in MAP_TYPE on every arch
except parisc. Can we steal an extra bit for MAP_TYPE from somewhere
else on parisc?

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