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authorMichel Lespinasse <walken@google.com>2013-03-28 16:26:23 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-03-28 17:45:51 -0700
commit09a9f1d27892255cfb9c91203f19476765e2d8d1 (patch)
treee6f0985223c87408773c3b81428935d3ce99931b /include/linux
parent0776ce03b1348d39ba3035ea3ee3d268a42912ce (diff)
Revert "mm: introduce VM_POPULATE flag to better deal with racy userspace programs"
This reverts commit 186930500985 ("mm: introduce VM_POPULATE flag to better deal with racy userspace programs"). VM_POPULATE only has any effect when userspace plays racy games with vmas by trying to unmap and remap memory regions that mmap or mlock are operating on. Also, the only effect of VM_POPULATE when userspace plays such games is that it avoids populating new memory regions that get remapped into the address range that was being operated on by the original mmap or mlock calls. Let's remove VM_POPULATE as there isn't any strong argument to mandate a new vm_flag. Signed-off-by: Michel Lespinasse <walken@google.com> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/linux')
2 files changed, 1 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/mm.h b/include/linux/mm.h
index 7acc9dc73c9..e19ff30ad0a 100644
--- a/include/linux/mm.h
+++ b/include/linux/mm.h
@@ -87,7 +87,6 @@ extern unsigned int kobjsize(const void *objp);
#define VM_PFNMAP 0x00000400 /* Page-ranges managed without "struct page", just pure PFN */
#define VM_DENYWRITE 0x00000800 /* ETXTBSY on write attempts.. */
-#define VM_POPULATE 0x00001000
#define VM_LOCKED 0x00002000
#define VM_IO 0x00004000 /* Memory mapped I/O or similar */
diff --git a/include/linux/mman.h b/include/linux/mman.h
index 61c7a87e5d2..9aa863da287 100644
--- a/include/linux/mman.h
+++ b/include/linux/mman.h
@@ -79,8 +79,6 @@ calc_vm_flag_bits(unsigned long flags)
return _calc_vm_trans(flags, MAP_GROWSDOWN, VM_GROWSDOWN ) |
_calc_vm_trans(flags, MAP_DENYWRITE, VM_DENYWRITE ) |
- ((flags & MAP_LOCKED) ? (VM_LOCKED | VM_POPULATE) : 0) |
+ _calc_vm_trans(flags, MAP_LOCKED, VM_LOCKED );
#endif /* _LINUX_MMAN_H */