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Date:   Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:34:22 -0700
From:   Yu-cheng Yu <yu-cheng.yu@...el.com>
To:     Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@....com>,
        Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@....com>
Cc:     Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>, linux-arch@...r.kernel.org,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        Paul Elliott <paul.elliott@....com>,
        "H.J. Lu" <hjl.tools@...il.com>,
        Szabolcs Nagy <szabolcs.nagy@....com>,
        Richard Henderson <richard.henderson@...aro.org>,
        Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>,
        Andrew Jones <drjones@...hat.com>,
        Kristina Martšenko <kristina.martsenko@....com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Sudakshina Das <sudi.das@....com>,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/8] arm64: Basic Branch Target Identification support

On Thu, 2019-06-06 at 18:23 +0100, Dave Martin wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 06, 2019 at 06:11:56PM +0100, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 03:53:06PM +0100, Dave P Martin wrote:
> > > On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 02:02:17PM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
> > > > On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 11:25:29AM +0100, Dave Martin wrote:
> > > > >  #endif /* _UAPI__ASM_HWCAP_H */
> > > > > diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/uapi/asm/mman.h
> > > > > b/arch/arm64/include/uapi/asm/mman.h
> > > > > new file mode 100644
> > > > > index 0000000..4776b43
> > > > > --- /dev/null
> > > > > +++ b/arch/arm64/include/uapi/asm/mman.h
> > > > > @@ -0,0 +1,9 @@
> > > > > +/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 WITH Linux-syscall-note */
> > > > > +#ifndef _UAPI__ASM_MMAN_H
> > > > > +#define _UAPI__ASM_MMAN_H
> > > > > +
> > > > > +#include <asm-generic/mman.h>
> > > > > +
> > > > > +#define PROT_BTI_GUARDED	0x10		/* BTI guarded
> > > > > page */
> > > > 
> > > > From prior discussions, I thought this would be PROT_BTI, without the
> > > > _GUARDED suffix. Do we really need that?
> > > > 
> > > > AFAICT, all other PROT_* definitions only have a single underscore, and
> > > > the existing arch-specific flags are PROT_ADI on sparc, and PROT_SAO on
> > > > powerpc.
> > > 
> > > No strong opinon.  I was trying to make the name less obscure, but I'm
> > > equally happy with PROT_BTI if people prefer that.
> > 
> > I prefer PROT_BTI as well. We are going to add a PROT_MTE at some point
> > (and a VM_ARM64_MTE in the high VMA flag bits).
> 
> Ack.
> 
> Some things need attention, so I need to respin this series anyway.
> 
> skip_faulting_instruction() and kprobes/uprobes may need looking at,
> plus I want to simply the ELF parsing (at least to skip some cost for
> arm64).

Can we add a case in the 'consistency checks for the interpreter' (right above
where you add arch_parse_property()) for PT_NOTE?  That way you can still use
part of the same parser.

Yu-cheng

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