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From: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
To: Joerg Roedel <joro@8bytes.org>,
	x86@kernel.org, Hyunwook Baek <baekhw@google.com>
Cc: Joerg Roedel <jroedel@suse.de>,
	stable@vger.kernel.org, hpa@zytor.com,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>,
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>,
	Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@amd.com>,
	Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>,
	Cfir Cohen <cfir@google.com>, Erdem Aktas <erdemaktas@google.com>,
	Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>,
	Mike Stunes <mstunes@vmware.com>,
	Sean Christopherson <seanjc@google.com>,
	Martin Radev <martin.b.radev@gmail.com>,
	Arvind Sankar <nivedita@alum.mit.edu>,
	linux-coco@lists.linux.dev, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	kvm@vger.kernel.org, virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/6] x86/sev-es: Use __put_user()/__get_user
Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 08:57:53 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9282239c-138c-7226-88d3-a5611d11cccd@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210512075445.18935-4-joro@8bytes.org>

On 5/12/21 12:54 AM, Joerg Roedel wrote:
> The put_user() and get_user() functions do checks on the address which is
> passed to them. They check whether the address is actually a user-space
> address and whether its fine to access it. They also call might_fault()
> to indicate that they could fault and possibly sleep.
> 
> All of these checks are neither wanted nor required in the #VC exception
> handler, which can be invoked from almost any context and also for MMIO
> instructions from kernel space on kernel memory. All the #VC handler
> wants to know is whether a fault happened when the access was tried.
> 
> This is provided by __put_user()/__get_user(), which just do the access
> no matter what.

The changelog _helps_, but using a "user" function to handle kernel MMIO
for its error handling properties seems like it's begging for a comment.

__put_user() also seems to have fun stuff like __chk_user_ptr().  It all
seems sketchy to me.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-12 16:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-12  7:54 [PATCH 0/6] x86/sev-es: Fixes for SEV-ES guest support Joerg Roedel
2021-05-12  7:54 ` [PATCH 1/6] x86/sev-es: Don't return NULL from sev_es_get_ghcb() Joerg Roedel
2021-05-12  7:54 ` [PATCH 2/6] x86/sev-es: Forward page-faults which happen during emulation Joerg Roedel
2021-05-12 17:31   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-05-19 13:16     ` Joerg Roedel
2021-05-12  7:54 ` [PATCH 3/6] x86/sev-es: Use __put_user()/__get_user Joerg Roedel
2021-05-12  8:04   ` David Laight
2021-05-12  8:16     ` Juergen Gross
2021-05-12  8:50       ` 'Joerg Roedel'
2021-05-12  8:58         ` Juergen Gross
2021-05-12  9:31           ` David Laight
2021-05-12  9:32           ` Joerg Roedel
2021-05-19 11:33             ` 'Joerg Roedel'
2021-05-12  8:37     ` 'Joerg Roedel'
2021-05-12 15:59       ` Dave Hansen
2021-05-12 15:57   ` Dave Hansen [this message]
2021-05-12 16:00     ` Joerg Roedel
2021-05-12  7:54 ` [PATCH 4/6] Revert "x86/sev-es: Handle string port IO to kernel memory properly" Joerg Roedel
2021-05-12 17:38   ` Sean Christopherson
2021-05-19 12:22     ` Joerg Roedel
2021-05-12  7:54 ` [PATCH 5/6] x86/sev-es: Fix error message in runtime #VC handler Joerg Roedel
2021-05-12  7:54 ` [PATCH 6/6] x86/sev-es: Leave NMI-mode before sending signals Joerg Roedel

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