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Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 14:33:58 -0500
From: Daniel Micay <danielmicay@...il.com>
To: Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
Cc: Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>, linux-mm@...ck.org, 
	Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>, 
	kernel list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, 
	"Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@...ux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Warn the user when they could overflow mapcount

I don't think the kernel can get away with the current approach.
Object sizes and counts on 64-bit should be 64-bit unless there's a
verifiable reason they can get away with 32-bit. Having it use leak
memory isn't okay, just much less bad than vulnerabilities exploitable
beyond just denial of service.

Every 32-bit reference count should probably have a short comment
explaining why it can't overflow on 64-bit... if that can't be written
or it's too complicated to demonstrate, it probably needs to be
64-bit. It's one of many pervasive forms of integer overflows in the
kernel... :(

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