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Date: Tue,  6 Nov 2018 22:44:03 +0100
From: Ard Biesheuvel <>
	Ard Biesheuvel <>
Subject: [PATCH v3 1/2] arm64: mm: purge lazily unmapped vm regions before changing permissions

Call vm_unmap_aliases() every time we apply any changes to permission
attributes of mappings in the vmalloc region. This avoids any potential
issues resulting from lingering writable or executable aliases of
mappings that should be read-only or non-executable, respectively.

Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <>
 arch/arm64/mm/pageattr.c | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm64/mm/pageattr.c b/arch/arm64/mm/pageattr.c
index a56359373d8b..f8cf5bc1d1f8 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/mm/pageattr.c
+++ b/arch/arm64/mm/pageattr.c
@@ -93,6 +93,12 @@ static int change_memory_common(unsigned long addr, int numpages,
 	if (!numpages)
 		return 0;
+	/*
+	 * Get rid of potentially aliasing lazily unmapped vm areas that may
+	 * have permissions set that deviate from the ones we are setting here.
+	 */
+	vm_unmap_aliases();
 	return __change_memory_common(start, size, set_mask, clear_mask);

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