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Re: HEADS UP: user address 0 mapping disabled

On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 06:35:58PM +0000, Eduardo Horvath wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Feb 2010, Matthias Drochner wrote:
> > So I've just changed the kernel to disallow user
> > mappings of address 0 in the default case. This
> > affects use of mmap() and execution of binaries
> > which want to load text or data into the first
> > page. Native NetBSD code is not affected, so in
> Are you disallowing all mappings or just R/W mappings?

It has to be all mappings.

> Since the problem 
> only occurs when you write data to page zero R/O mappings should be 
> allowed, especially sine they can be used by the compiler to optimize 
> pointer chasing operations.

No, the problem is with read/execute mappings.
The only plausibly allowable mapping would be from /dev/zero.


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