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From: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>
To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	x86@kernel.org, Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>,
	Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: linux-parisc@vger.kernel.org, linux-um@lists.infradead.org,
	netdev@vger.kernel.org, bpf@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: clean up and streamline probe_kernel_* and friends v2
Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 01:04:38 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <10c58b09-5ece-e49f-a7c8-2aa6dfd22fb4@iogearbox.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200513160038.2482415-1-hch@lst.de>

On 5/13/20 6:00 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> this series start cleaning up the safe kernel and user memory probing
> helpers in mm/maccess.c, and then allows architectures to implement
> the kernel probing without overriding the address space limit and
> temporarily allowing access to user memory.  It then switches x86
> over to this new mechanism by reusing the unsafe_* uaccess logic.
> 
> This version also switches to the saner copy_{from,to}_kernel_nofault
> naming suggested by Linus.
> 
> I kept the x86 helprs as-is without calling unsage_{get,put}_user as
> that avoids a number of hard to trace casts, and it will still work
> with the asm-goto based version easily.

Aside from comments on list, the series looks reasonable to me. For BPF
the bpf_probe_read() helper would be slightly penalized for probing user
memory given we now test on copy_from_kernel_nofault() first and if that
fails only then fall back to copy_from_user_nofault(), but it seems
small enough that it shouldn't matter too much and aside from that we have
the newer bpf_probe_read_kernel() and bpf_probe_read_user() anyway that
BPF progs should use instead, so I think it's okay.

For patch 14 and patch 15, do you roughly know the performance gain with
the new probe_kernel_read_loop() + arch_kernel_read() approach?

Thanks,
Daniel

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-05-13 23:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 54+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-13 16:00 Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 01/18] maccess: unexport probe_kernel_write and probe_user_write Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 02/18] maccess: remove various unused weak aliases Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 03/18] maccess: remove duplicate kerneldoc comments Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 04/18] maccess: clarify " Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 05/18] maccess: update the top of file comment Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 06/18] maccess: rename strncpy_from_unsafe_user to strncpy_from_user_nofault Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 07/18] maccess: rename strncpy_from_unsafe_strict to strncpy_from_kernel_nofault Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 08/18] maccess: rename strnlen_unsafe_user to strnlen_user_nofault Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 09/18] maccess: remove probe_read_common and probe_write_common Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 10/18] maccess: unify the probe kernel arch hooks Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-14  1:13   ` Masami Hiramatsu
2020-05-19  5:46     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 11/18] maccess: remove strncpy_from_unsafe Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 19:11   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-13 19:11     ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-13 19:28     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 22:36       ` Daniel Borkmann
2020-05-13 23:03         ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-13 23:03           ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-13 23:24           ` Daniel Borkmann
2020-05-13 23:20         ` Masami Hiramatsu
2020-05-13 23:59           ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-13 23:59             ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-14  1:00             ` Masami Hiramatsu
2020-05-14  2:43               ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-14  2:43                 ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-14  9:44                 ` Masami Hiramatsu
2020-05-14 10:27                   ` Daniel Borkmann
2020-05-13 23:28         ` Al Viro
2020-05-13 23:58           ` Daniel Borkmann
2020-05-14 10:01             ` David Laight
2020-05-14 10:21               ` Daniel Borkmann
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 12/18] maccess: always use strict semantics for probe_kernel_read Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 13/18] maccess: move user access routines together Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 14/18] maccess: allow architectures to provide kernel probing directly Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 19:36   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-13 19:36     ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-13 19:40     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 19:48       ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-13 19:48         ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-13 19:54         ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-16  3:42   ` Masami Hiramatsu
2020-05-18 15:09     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 15/18] x86: use non-set_fs based maccess routines Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 16/18] maccess: rename probe_kernel_{read,write} to copy_{from,to}_kernel_nofault Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 17/18] maccess: rename probe_user_{read,write} to copy_{from,to}_user_nofault Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 16:00 ` [PATCH 18/18] maccess: rename probe_kernel_address to get_kernel_nofault Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-13 19:37 ` clean up and streamline probe_kernel_* and friends v2 Linus Torvalds
2020-05-13 19:37   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-13 23:04 ` Daniel Borkmann [this message]
2020-05-13 23:20   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-13 23:20     ` Linus Torvalds
2020-05-19  5:50   ` Christoph Hellwig

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