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From: "Bae, Chang Seok" <chang.seok.bae@intel.com>
To: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"mingo@kernel.org" <mingo@kernel.org>,
	"x86@kernel.org" <x86@kernel.org>,
	"Brown, Len" <len.brown@intel.com>,
	"Hansen, Dave" <dave.hansen@intel.com>,
	"Liu, Jing2" <jing2.liu@intel.com>,
	"Shankar, Ravi V" <ravi.v.shankar@intel.com>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"kvm@vger.kernel.org" <kvm@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 06/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Calculate and remember dynamic xstate buffer sizes
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 01:23:35 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <6811FA0A-21A6-4519-82B8-C128C30127E0@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210122114430.GB5123@zn.tnic>

On Jan 22, 2021, at 03:44, Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 07:57:02AM -0800, Chang S. Bae wrote:
>> The xstate buffer is currently in-line with static size. To accommodatea
> 
> "in-line" doesn't fit in this context, especially since "inline"
> is a keyword with another meaning. Please replace it with a better
> formulation in this patch.

How about ‘embedded’?,
    “The xstate buffer is currently embedded into struct fpu with static size."

>> -extern unsigned int fpu_kernel_xstate_size;
>> +extern unsigned int fpu_kernel_xstate_min_size;
>> +extern unsigned int fpu_kernel_xstate_max_size;
> 
> Is it time to group this into a struct so that all those settings go
> together instead in single variables?
> 
> struct fpu_xstate {
> 	unsigned int min_size, max_size;
> 	unsigned int user_size;
> 	...
> };
> 
> etc.

<snip>

> And since we're probably going to start querying different aspects about
> the buffer, instead of exporting all kinds of variables in the future,
> maybe this should be a single exported function called
> 
> get_xstate_buffer_attr(typedef buffer_attr)
> 
> which gives you what you wanna know about it... For example:
> 
> get_xstate_buffer_attr(MIN_SIZE);
> get_xstate_buffer_attr(MAX_SIZE);
> ...

Okay. I will prepare a separate cleanup patch that can be applied at the end
of the series. Will post the change in this thread at first.

>> /* Whitelist the FPU state from the task_struct for hardened usercopy. */
>> -static inline void arch_thread_struct_whitelist(unsigned long *offset,
>> -						unsigned long *size)
>> -{
>> -	*offset = offsetof(struct thread_struct, fpu.state);
>> -	*size = fpu_kernel_xstate_size;
>> -}
>> +extern void arch_thread_struct_whitelist(unsigned long *offset, unsigned long *size);
> 
> What's that move for?

One of my drafts had some internal helper to be called in there. No reason
prior to applying the get_xstate_buffer_attr() helper. But with it, better to
move this out of this header file I think.

>> @@ -627,13 +627,18 @@ static void check_xstate_against_struct(int nr)
>>  */
> 
> <-- There's a comment over this function that might need adjustment.

Do you mean an empty line? (Just want to clarify.)

>> static void do_extra_xstate_size_checks(void)
>> {

<snip>

>> 	if (boot_cpu_has(X86_FEATURE_XSAVES))
> 
> using_compacted_format()
> 
> FPU code needs to agree on one helper and not use both. :-\

Agreed. I will prepare a patch. At least will post the diff here.

<snip>

>> +	/* Ensure we have the supported in-line space: */
> 
> Who's "we"?

How about:
    “Ensure the size fits in the statically-allocated buffer:"

>> +	if (!is_supported_xstate_size(fpu_kernel_xstate_min_size))
>> +		return -EINVAL;

No excuse, just pointing out the upstream code has “we” there [1].

Thanks,
Chang

[1] https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/xstate.c#n752


  reply	other threads:[~2021-01-27  4:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20201223155717.19556-1-chang.seok.bae@intel.com>
2020-12-23 15:56 ` [PATCH v3 01/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify initialization helper to handle both static and dynamic buffers Chang S. Bae
2021-01-15 12:40   ` Borislav Petkov
2020-12-23 15:56 ` [PATCH v3 03/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify address finders " Chang S. Bae
2021-01-15 13:06   ` Borislav Petkov
2020-12-23 15:57 ` [PATCH v3 04/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify context switch helpers " Chang S. Bae
2021-01-15 13:18   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-01-19 18:49     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2020-12-23 15:57 ` [PATCH v3 06/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Calculate and remember dynamic xstate buffer sizes Chang S. Bae
2021-01-22 11:44   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-01-27  1:23     ` Bae, Chang Seok [this message]
2021-01-27  9:38       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-02-03  2:54         ` Bae, Chang Seok
2020-12-23 15:57 ` [PATCH v3 10/21] x86/fpu/xstate: Update xstate save function to support dynamic xstate Chang S. Bae
2021-01-07  8:41   ` Liu, Jing2
2021-01-07 18:40     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-01-12  2:52       ` Liu, Jing2
2021-01-15  4:59         ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-01-15  5:45           ` Liu, Jing2
2021-02-08 12:33   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-02-09 15:48     ` Bae, Chang Seok

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