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Skip the vm.pmap.kernel_maps sysctl by default.

Authored by jhb on Dec 7 2020, 11:09 PM.



This sysctl node generates very verbose output, so don't trigger it
for sysctl -a or sysctl vm.pmap.

Test Plan
  • I tried to use 'sysctl vm.pmap' on my laptop to see the status of PTI and was flooded with many, many lines of output

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jhb requested review of this revision.Dec 7 2020, 11:09 PM
This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Dec 7 2020, 11:11 PM

Hmm, @freqlabs, I was testing this, and I found that while 'sysctl vm' skipped this sysctl, 'sysctl vm.pmap' did not, so it seems like something is broken with the CTLFLAG_SKIP handling.

To be clear, vm.pmap.kernel_maps is the node in question, so I would expect sysctl vm.pmap to skip it.

@jhb Thanks for the heads up. It's working as intended in other cases but clearly not in this case. I'm looking into it.

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