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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