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Date:   Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:47:47 +0100 (CET)
From:   Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
To:     Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@...el.com>
cc:     mingo@...hat.com, hpa@...or.com, keescook@...omium.org,
        bhe@...hat.com, linux-nvdimm@...1.01.org, x86@...nel.org,
        david@...morbit.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        dan.j.williams@...el.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7] x86: fix kaslr and memmap collision

On Wed, 11 Jan 2017, Dave Jiang wrote:

> CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE relocates the kernel to a random base address.
> However it does not take into account the memmap= parameter passed in from
> the kernel cmdline. This results in the kernel sometimes being put in
> the middle of memmap. Teaching kaslr to not insert the kernel in
> memmap defined regions. We will support up to 4 memmap regions. Any
> additional regions will cause kaslr to disable. The mem_avoid set has
> been augmented to add up to 4 unusable regions of memmaps provided by the
> user to exclude those regions from the set of valid address range to insert
> the uncompressed kernel image. The nn@ss ranges will be skipped by the
> mem_avoid set since it indicates memory useable.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@...el.com>
> Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
> Acked-by: Baoquan He <bhe@...hat.com>

Reviewed-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>

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