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Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2017 18:58:19 -0700
From: Jessica Yu <>
To: Eddie Kovsky <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 1/2] module: verify address is read-only

+++ Eddie Kovsky [05/04/17 21:35 -0600]:
>Implement a mechanism to check if a module's address is in
>the rodata or ro_after_init sections. It mimics the existing functions
>that test if an address is inside a module's text section.
>Functions that take a module as an argument will be able to verify that the
>module address is in a read-only section. The idea is to prevent structures
>(including modules) that are not read-only from being passed to functions.
>This implements the first half of a suggestion made by Kees Cook for
>the Kernel Self Protection Project:
>    - provide mechanism to check for ro_after_init memory areas, and
>      reject structures not marked ro_after_init in vmbus_register()
>Suggested-by: Kees Cook <>
>Signed-off-by: Eddie Kovsky <>

Acked-by: Jessica Yu <>

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