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Re: [PATCH] Add Prefer_MAP_32BIT_EXEC for Silvermont
- From: Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>
- To: Adhemerval Zanella <adhemerval dot zanella at linaro dot org>
- Cc: "H.J. Lu" <hjl dot tools at gmail dot com>, GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2015 15:50:32 +0100
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add Prefer_MAP_32BIT_EXEC for Silvermont
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On 12/11/2015 06:02 PM, Adhemerval Zanella wrote:
> Another issue is this is basically limiting ALSR really hard on x86_64.
Looking at my Fedora 22 system, it seems that most (all?) processes map
their DSOs into a single 31-bit window. I don't know why it's
implemented this way and if it's also about silicon limitations.
Non-relocatable and PIE executables and the vDSO are stilled mapped
outside of this window, though. A conservative fix would change that
I'm worried that mapping a lot of things into the first 2 GiB of address
space breaks application expectations. LuaJIT applications might be
restricted to smaller-sized heaps, and Hotspot might not be able to use
unscaled compressed oops, resulting in a performance loss.