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Date:   Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:33:28 -0800
From:   Dan Williams <>
Cc:     Dave Hansen <>,
        Hugh Dickins <>,,, Pawel Lebioda <>
Subject: [PATCH] device-dax: fix private mapping restriction,
 permit read-only

Hugh notes in response to commit 4cb19355ea19 "device-dax: fail all
private mapping attempts":

  "I think that is more restrictive than you intended: haven't tried, but I
  believe it rejects a PROT_READ, MAP_SHARED, O_RDONLY fd mmap, leaving no
  way to mmap /dev/dax without write permission to it."

Indeed it does restrict read-only mappings, switch to checking

Cc: <>
Cc: Dave Hansen <>
Cc: Pawel Lebioda <>
Fixes: 4cb19355ea19 ("device-dax: fail all private mapping attempts")
Reported-by: Hugh Dickins <>
Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <>
 drivers/dax/dax.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/dax/dax.c b/drivers/dax/dax.c
index 3d94ff20fdca..286447a83dab 100644
--- a/drivers/dax/dax.c
+++ b/drivers/dax/dax.c
@@ -271,7 +271,7 @@ static int check_vma(struct dax_dev *dax_dev, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
 		return -ENXIO;
 	/* prevent private mappings from being established */
-	if ((vma->vm_flags & VM_SHARED) != VM_SHARED) {
+	if ((vma->vm_flags & VM_MAYSHARE) != VM_MAYSHARE) {
 		dev_info(dev, "%s: %s: fail, attempted private mapping\n",
 				current->comm, func);
 		return -EINVAL;

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