mmap2 on L4Linux rev 37

Sebastian Sumpf Sebastian.Sumpf at
Tue Aug 6 12:44:03 CEST 2013

Hi L4 hackers,

recently I started to use L4Linux r37 on ARM and experienced some issues
with the 'sys_mmap_pgoff'-system call. When a user-level task tried to
map a file the 'pgoff' parameter was usually bogus. Doing a little
research I found that it was caused by the 'sys_mmap2' implementation in
'entry.S'. The function overwrites the 'pgoff' argument on the stack
with r5 (as it is usually passed from user land), since in L4Linux this
code gets called from the dispatch routine, 'pgoff' was set to whatever
r5 was, and thus leading to bus errors later on.



Sebastian Sumpf
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