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Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:32:03 +1100
From: "Tobin C. Harding" <>
Cc: Alexander Kapshuk <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] leaking_addresses: add support for x86 32-bit kernel

On Thu, Dec 07, 2017 at 08:47:36AM +0530, wrote:
> Currently, only supports scanning 64 bit
> architectures. This is due to how the regular expressions are formed. We
> can do better than this. 32 architectures can be supported if we take
> into consideration the kernel virtual address split (via the PAGE_OFFSET
> kernel configurable).
> Add support for ix86 32 bit architectures.
>  - Add command line option for page offset.
>  - Add command line option for kernel configuration file.
>  - Parse kernel config file for page offset (CONFIG_PAGE_OFFSET).
>  - Use page offset when checking for kernel virtual addresses.
> Signed-off-by: Kaiwan N Billimoria <>
> ---
> Ok, this patch is the same as the previous v3, with suggestions from Tobin incorporated:
> - newline in sub is_false_positive_ix86_32
> - refactoring of code to remove the temp file in sub get_page_offset
> - git short desc delibrately modified to make it more appropriate.

Cool, this is all good. I'm not going to apply it because of our
previous discussion on doing a general 32 bit implementation. I've just
finished doing some work to lay the ground for that. Posting the patch
set now.


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