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CONFIG_ARM64_USER_VA_BITS_52: 52-bit (user)

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_ARM64_USER_VA_BITS_52:

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Enable 52-bit virtual addressing for userspace when explicitly requested via a hint to mmap(). The kernel will continue to use 48-bit virtual addresses for its own mappings.

NOTE: Enabling 52-bit virtual addressing in conjunction with ARMv8.3 Pointer Authentication will result in the PAC being reduced from 7 bits to 3 bits, which may have a significant impact on its susceptibility to brute-force attacks.

If unsure, select 48-bit virtual addressing instead.

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