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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
To: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Cc: x86@kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	rostedt@goodmis.org, mhiramat@kernel.org, bristot@redhat.com,
	jbaron@akamai.com, torvalds@linux-foundation.org,
	tglx@linutronix.de, namit@vmware.com, hpa@zytor.com,
	luto@kernel.org, ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org, jpoimboe@redhat.com,
	jeyu@kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 10/16] x86/alternative: Shrink text_poke_loc
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:25:59 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20191021092559.GB1800@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191021090104.GB102207@gmail.com>

On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 11:01:04AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> 
> * Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> 
> > Employ the fact that all text must be within a s32 displacement of one
> > another to shrink the text_poke_loc::addr field. Make it relative to
> > _stext.
> > 
> > This then shrinks struct text_poke_loc to 16 bytes, and consequently
> > increases TP_VEC_MAX from 170 to 256.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
> > ---
> >  arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c |   23 ++++++++++++++---------
> >  1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
> > 
> > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c
> > @@ -937,7 +937,7 @@ static void do_sync_core(void *info)
> >  }
> >  
> >  struct text_poke_loc {
> > -	void *addr;
> > +	s32 rel_addr; /* addr := _stext + rel_addr */
> >  	s32 rel32;
> >  	u8 opcode;
> >  	const u8 text[POKE_MAX_OPCODE_SIZE];
> > @@ -948,13 +948,18 @@ static struct bp_patching_desc {
> >  	int nr_entries;
> >  } bp_patching;
> >  
> > +static inline void *text_poke_addr(struct text_poke_loc *tp)
> > +{
> > +	return _stext + tp->rel_addr;
> > +}
> 
> So won't this complicate the life of the big-address-space gcc model 
> build patches that for purposes of module randomization are spreading the 
> kernel and modules all across the 64-bit address space, where they might 
> not necessarily end up within a ~2GB window?
> 
> Nothing upstream yet, but I remember such patches ...

IIRC what they were doing was allow moving the 2G range further out into
the address space, such that absolute addresses no longer fit in u32 (as
they do now), but they keep the relative displacement in s32. Otherwise
we'll end up with PLT entries all over the place. That is, if we break
the s32 displacement, CALL/JMP.d32 will not longer be able to reach any
other code and we need intermediate trampolines to help them along,
which is pretty shit.

  reply	other threads:[~2019-10-21  9:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 70+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-18  7:35 [PATCH v4 00/16] Rewrite x86/ftrace to use text_poke (and more) Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 01/16] x86/alternatives: Teach text_poke_bp() to emulate instructions Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 02/16] x86/alternatives: Update int3_emulate_push() comment Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 03/16] x86/alternatives,jump_label: Provide better text_poke() batching interface Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-21  8:48   ` Ingo Molnar
2019-10-21  9:21     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 04/16] x86/alternatives: Add and use text_gen_insn() helper Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 05/16] x86/ftrace: Use text_poke() Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 06/16] x86/mm: Remove set_kernel_text_r[ow]() Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 07/16] x86/alternative: Add text_opcode_size() Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 08/16] x86/ftrace: Use text_gen_insn() Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 09/16] x86/alternative: Remove text_poke_loc::len Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-21  8:58   ` Ingo Molnar
2019-10-21  9:02     ` Ingo Molnar
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 10/16] x86/alternative: Shrink text_poke_loc Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-21  9:01   ` Ingo Molnar
2019-10-21  9:25     ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2019-10-21  9:33       ` Ingo Molnar
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 11/16] x86/kprobes: Convert to text-patching.h Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-21 14:57   ` Masami Hiramatsu
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 12/16] x86/kprobes: Fix ordering Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-22  1:35   ` Masami Hiramatsu
2019-10-22 10:31     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 13/16] arm/ftrace: Use __patch_text_real() Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-28 16:25   ` Will Deacon
2019-10-28 16:34     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-28 16:35       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-28 16:47       ` Will Deacon
2019-10-28 16:55         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 14/16] module: Remove set_all_modules_text_*() Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 15/16] module: Move where we mark modules RO,X Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-21 13:53   ` Josh Poimboeuf
2019-10-21 14:14     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-21 15:34       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-21 15:44         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-21 16:11         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-22 11:31           ` Heiko Carstens
2019-10-22 12:31             ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-23 11:48       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-23 15:16         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-23 17:15           ` Josh Poimboeuf
2019-10-24 10:59             ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-24 18:31               ` Josh Poimboeuf
2019-10-24 20:33                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-23 17:00         ` Josh Poimboeuf
2019-10-24 13:16           ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-25  6:44             ` Petr Mladek
2019-10-25  8:43               ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-25 10:06                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-25 13:50                   ` Josh Poimboeuf
2019-10-26  1:17                   ` Josh Poimboeuf
2019-10-28 10:07                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-28 10:43                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-25  9:16               ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-22  2:21   ` Steven Rostedt
2019-10-22 20:24     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-22 20:40       ` Steven Rostedt
2019-10-23  9:07         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-23 18:52       ` Steven Rostedt
2019-10-24 10:16         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-24 10:18           ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-24 15:00           ` Steven Rostedt
2019-10-24 16:43             ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-24 18:17               ` Steven Rostedt
2019-10-24 20:24                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-24 20:28                   ` Steven Rostedt
2019-10-18  7:35 ` [PATCH v4 16/16] ftrace: Merge ftrace_module_{init,enable}() Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-18  8:20   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-10-21  9:09 ` [PATCH v4 00/16] Rewrite x86/ftrace to use text_poke (and more) Ingo Molnar
2019-10-21 13:38   ` Steven Rostedt

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