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From: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
To: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
Cc: x86@kernel.org, Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu@gmail.com>,
	Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>,
	bpf@vger.kernel.org, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Nikolay Borisov <nborisov@suse.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86: Disable CET instrumentation in the kernel
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 11:21:05 +0100
Message-ID: <20210129102105.GA27841@zn.tnic> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210128215219.6kct3h2eiustncws@treble>

On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 03:52:19PM -0600, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> 
> With retpolines disabled, some configurations of GCC will add Intel CET
> instrumentation to the kernel by default.  That breaks certain tracing
> scenarios by adding a superfluous ENDBR64 instruction before the fentry
> call, for functions which can be called indirectly.
> 
> CET instrumentation isn't currently necessary in the kernel, as CET is
> only supported in user space.  Disable it unconditionally.
> 
> Reported-by: Nikolay Borisov <nborisov@suse.com>
> Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
> ---
>  Makefile          | 6 ------
>  arch/x86/Makefile | 3 +++
>  2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> index e0af7a4a5598..51c2bf34142d 100644
> --- a/Makefile
> +++ b/Makefile
> @@ -948,12 +948,6 @@ KBUILD_CFLAGS   += $(call cc-option,-Werror=designated-init)
>  # change __FILE__ to the relative path from the srctree
>  KBUILD_CPPFLAGS += $(call cc-option,-fmacro-prefix-map=$(srctree)/=)
>  
> -# ensure -fcf-protection is disabled when using retpoline as it is
> -# incompatible with -mindirect-branch=thunk-extern
> -ifdef CONFIG_RETPOLINE
> -KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-option,-fcf-protection=none)
> -endif
> -

Why is that even here, in the main Makefile if this cf-protection thing
is x86-specific?

Are we going to move it back there when some other arch gets CET or
CET-like support?

-- 
Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

https://people.kernel.org/tglx/notes-about-netiquette

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     [not found]       ` <20210128103415.d90be51ec607bb6123b2843c@kernel.org>
2021-01-28  3:38         ` kprobes broken since 0d00449c7a28 ("x86: Replace ist_enter() with nmi_enter()") Masami Hiramatsu
2021-01-28  7:11           ` Nikolay Borisov
2021-01-28 16:12           ` Nikolay Borisov
2021-01-28 16:45             ` Nikolay Borisov
2021-01-28 16:50               ` Josh Poimboeuf
2021-01-28 21:52                 ` [PATCH] x86: Disable CET instrumentation in the kernel Josh Poimboeuf
2021-01-29  6:23                   ` Nikolay Borisov
2021-01-29 10:21                   ` Borislav Petkov [this message]
     [not found]                     ` <20210129151034.iba4eaa2fuxsipqa@treble>
2021-01-29 16:30                       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-01-29 16:49                         ` Josh Poimboeuf
2021-01-29 16:54                           ` Nikolay Borisov
2021-01-29 17:03                             ` Josh Poimboeuf
2021-01-29 17:07                               ` Borislav Petkov
2021-01-29 17:58                                 ` Seth Forshee
2021-01-28 18:24               ` kprobes broken since 0d00449c7a28 ("x86: Replace ist_enter() with nmi_enter()") Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-29  1:34                 ` Alexei Starovoitov
2021-01-29  6:36                   ` Nikolay Borisov
     [not found]                   ` <YBPNyRyrkzw2echi@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net>
     [not found]                     ` <20210129224011.81bcdb3eba1227c414e69e1f@kernel.org>
     [not found]                       ` <20210129105952.74dc8464@gandalf.local.home>
2021-01-29 16:24                         ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-29 17:45                           ` Alexei Starovoitov
2021-01-29 17:59                             ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-29 19:01                               ` Steven Rostedt
2021-01-29 21:05                                 ` Alexei Starovoitov
2021-01-30  1:41                                   ` Masami Hiramatsu
2021-01-29 21:24                                 ` Steven Rostedt
2021-01-30  8:28                                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-01-30 12:44                                     ` Steven Rostedt
2021-02-02 10:45                                       ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-02-02 14:52                                         ` Steven Rostedt
2021-02-02 16:45                                           ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-02-02 16:56                                             ` Steven Rostedt
2021-02-02 18:30                                               ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-02-02 21:05                                                 ` Steven Rostedt
2021-02-03 13:33                                                   ` Masami Hiramatsu
2021-02-03 13:52                                                     ` Steven Rostedt
2021-01-30  2:02                               ` Masami Hiramatsu
2021-01-30  3:08                                 ` Alexei Starovoitov
2021-01-30 12:10                                   ` Masami Hiramatsu

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