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Date:   Fri, 12 May 2017 01:11:26 -0700
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
To:     Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
Cc:     Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
        Greg KH <greg@...ah.com>, Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...gle.com>,
        Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@...ibm.com>,
        Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@...ibm.com>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        René Nyffenegger <mail@...enyffenegger.ch>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        "Paul E . McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        "Eric W . Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
        Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>,
        Pavel Tikhomirov <ptikhomirov@...tuozzo.com>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
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        the arch/x86 maintainers <x86@...nel.org>,
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        <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
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        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>
Subject: Re: [kernel-hardening] Re: [PATCH v9 1/4] syscalls: Verify address
 limit before returning to user-mode

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 09:43:40AM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> How realistic and how useful would it be to first completely eliminate
> the ones that are in loadable modules and then wrapping the definition
> in #ifndef MODULE (or even make it an extern function)?

Should be fairly doable and might be a nice step towards cleaning the
mess up.  In fact with my seres a large part of those are gone, and
most of the remaining handler are ioctl handlers or what seems like
opencoded versions of probe_kernel_read.

But it won't help against exploits modifying addr_limit manually.

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