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Date:   Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:39:26 -0400
From:   Sasha Levin <>
Cc:     Dan Li <>,
        Mark Rutland <>,
        Catalin Marinas <>,
        Sasha Levin <>,,,,,
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.19 12/15] arm64: Mark __stack_chk_guard as __ro_after_init

From: Dan Li <>

[ Upstream commit 9fcb2e93f41c07a400885325e7dbdfceba6efaec ]

__stack_chk_guard is setup once while init stage and never changed
after that.

Although the modification of this variable at runtime will usually
cause the kernel to crash (so does the attacker), it should be marked
as __ro_after_init, and it should not affect performance if it is
placed in the ro_after_init section.

Signed-off-by: Dan Li <>
Acked-by: Mark Rutland <>
Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 arch/arm64/kernel/process.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/process.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/process.c
index d6a49bb07a5f..1945b8096a06 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/process.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/process.c
@@ -61,7 +61,7 @@
 #include <linux/stackprotector.h>
-unsigned long __stack_chk_guard __read_mostly;
+unsigned long __stack_chk_guard __ro_after_init;

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