On 28 December 2017 at 18:08, Luke Shumaker <luke...@lukeshu.com> wrote:
> From: Luke Shumaker <luke...@parabola.nu>
>
> init_guest_commpage  needs to check if the mapped space, which ends at
> real_start+real_size overlaps with where it needs to put the commpage,
> which is (assuming sane qemu_host_page_size) guest_base + 0xffff000, where
> guest_base is real_start - guest_start.
>
>     [guest_base][       0xffff0000      ][commpage]
>     [guest_base][guest_start][real_size] [commpage]
>     [       real_start      ][real_size] [commpage]
>                                         ^
>                                  fail if this gap < 0
>
> Since init_guest_commpage wants to do everything relative to guest_base
> (rather than real_start), it obviously needs to be comparing 0xffff0000
> against guest_start+real_size, not just real_size.
>
> This bug has been present since 806d102141b99d4f1e55a97d68b7ea8c8ba3129f in
> 2012, but guest_start is usually 0, and prior to v2.11 real_size was
> usually much smaller than 0xffff0000, so it was uncommon for it to have
> made a difference.
>
> Signed-off-by: Luke Shumaker <luke...@parabola.nu>
> ---
>  linux-user/elfload.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/linux-user/elfload.c b/linux-user/elfload.c
> index 1a6b660b25..f41cecc3cb 100644
> --- a/linux-user/elfload.c
> +++ b/linux-user/elfload.c
> @@ -1882,7 +1882,7 @@ unsigned long init_guest_space(unsigned long host_start,
>  #if defined(TARGET_ARM) && !defined(TARGET_AARCH64)
>              /* On 32-bit ARM, we need to also be able to map the commpage.  
> */
>              int valid = init_guest_commpage(real_start - guest_start,
> -                                            real_size);
> +                                            real_size + guest_start);
>              if (valid == 1) {
>                  break;
>              } else if (valid == -1) {

Reviewed-by: Peter Maydell <peter.mayd...@linaro.org>

thanks
-- PMM

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