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diff --git a/kernel/compat.c b/kernel/compat.c
index e167efce842..c9e2ec0b34a 100644
--- a/kernel/compat.c
+++ b/kernel/compat.c
@@ -1126,3 +1126,24 @@ compat_sys_sysinfo(struct compat_sysinfo __user *info)
return 0;
}
+
+/*
+ * Allocate user-space memory for the duration of a single system call,
+ * in order to marshall parameters inside a compat thunk.
+ */
+void __user *compat_alloc_user_space(unsigned long len)
+{
+ void __user *ptr;
+
+ /* If len would occupy more than half of the entire compat space... */
+ if (unlikely(len > (((compat_uptr_t)~0) >> 1)))
+ return NULL;
+
+ ptr = arch_compat_alloc_user_space(len);
+
+ if (unlikely(!access_ok(VERIFY_WRITE, ptr, len)))
+ return NULL;
+
+ return ptr;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(compat_alloc_user_space);