arm64: mm: permit use of tagged pointers at EL0

TCR.TBI0 can be used to cause hardware address translation to ignore the
top byte of userspace virtual addresses. Whilst not especially useful in
standard C programs, this can be used by JITs to `tag' pointers with
various pieces of metadata.

This patch enables this bit for AArch64 Linux, and adds a new file to
Documentation/arm64/ which describes some potential caveats when using
tagged virtual addresses.

Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: Catalin Marinas <>
4 files changed