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From: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>
To: Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl@google.com>
Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
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Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 0/3] arm64 relaxed ABI
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:59:38 +0000
Message-ID: <20181218175938.GD20197@arrakis.emea.arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAAeHK+zxYJDJ7DJuDAOuOMgGvckFwMAoVUTDJzb6MX3WsXhRTQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 04:03:38PM +0100, Andrey Konovalov wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 4:02 PM Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com> wrote:
> > The summary of our internal discussions (mostly between kernel
> > developers) is that we can't properly describe a user ABI that covers
> > future syscalls or syscall extensions while not all syscalls accept
> > tagged pointers. So we tweaked the requirements slightly to only allow
> > tagged pointers back into the kernel *if* the originating address is
> > from an anonymous mmap() or below sbrk(0). This should cover some of the
> > ioctls or getsockopt(TCP_ZEROCOPY_RECEIVE) where the user passes a
> > pointer to a buffer obtained via mmap() on the device operations.
> >
> > (sorry for not being clear on what Vincenzo's proposal implies)
> 
> OK, I see. So I need to make the following changes to my patchset AFAIU.
> 
> 1. Make sure that we only allow tagged user addresses that originate
> from an anonymous mmap() or below sbrk(0). How exactly should this
> check be performed?

I don't think we should perform such checks. That's rather stating that
the kernel only guarantees that the tagged pointers work if they
originated from these memory ranges.

> 2. Allow tagged addressed passed to memory syscalls (as long as (1) is
> satisfied). Do I understand correctly that this means that I need to
> locate all find_vma() callers outside of mm/ and fix them up as well?

Yes (unless anyone as a better idea or objections to this approach).

BTW, I'll be off until the new year, so won't be able to follow up.

-- 
Catalin

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Thread overview: 36+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-12-10 12:50 [PATCH v9 0/8] arm64: untag user pointers passed to the kernel Andrey Konovalov
2018-12-10 12:50 ` [PATCH v9 1/8] arm64: add type casts to untagged_addr macro Andrey Konovalov
2018-12-10 12:50 ` [PATCH v9 2/8] uaccess: add untagged_addr definition for other arches Andrey Konovalov
2018-12-10 12:51 ` [PATCH v9 3/8] arm64: untag user addresses in access_ok and __uaccess_mask_ptr Andrey Konovalov
2018-12-10 12:51 ` [PATCH v9 4/8] mm, arm64: untag user addresses in mm/gup.c Andrey Konovalov
2018-12-10 12:51 ` [PATCH v9 5/8] lib, arm64: untag addrs passed to strncpy_from_user and strnlen_user Andrey Konovalov
2018-12-10 12:51 ` [PATCH v9 6/8] fs, arm64: untag user address in copy_mount_options Andrey Konovalov
2018-12-10 12:51 ` [PATCH v9 7/8] arm64: update Documentation/arm64/tagged-pointers.txt Andrey Konovalov
2018-12-10 12:51 ` [PATCH v9 8/8] selftests, arm64: add a selftest for passing tagged pointers to kernel Andrey Konovalov
2018-12-10 14:30 ` [RFC][PATCH 0/3] arm64 relaxed ABI Vincenzo Frascino
2018-12-10 14:30   ` [RFC][PATCH 1/3] elf: Make AT_FLAGS arch configurable Vincenzo Frascino
2018-12-10 14:30   ` [RFC][PATCH 2/3] arm64: Define Documentation/arm64/elf_at_flags.txt Vincenzo Frascino
2018-12-12 17:34     ` Dave Martin
2019-01-09 13:05       ` Vincenzo Frascino
2018-12-10 14:30   ` [RFC][PATCH 3/3] arm64: elf: Advertise relaxed ABI Vincenzo Frascino
2018-12-12 14:23   ` [RFC][PATCH 0/3] arm64 " Andrey Konovalov
2018-12-12 15:02     ` Catalin Marinas
2018-12-18 15:03       ` Andrey Konovalov
2018-12-18 17:59         ` Catalin Marinas [this message]
2018-12-19 12:52           ` Dave Martin
2019-02-11 17:28             ` Kevin Brodsky
2019-02-11 20:32               ` Evgenii Stepanov
2019-02-12 18:02                 ` Catalin Marinas
2019-02-13 14:58                   ` Dave Martin
2019-02-13 16:42                     ` Kevin Brodsky
2019-02-13 17:43                       ` Dave Martin
2019-02-13 21:41                         ` Evgenii Stepanov
2019-02-14 11:22                           ` Kevin Brodsky
2019-02-19 18:38                   ` Szabolcs Nagy
2019-02-25 16:57                     ` Catalin Marinas
2019-02-25 18:02                       ` Szabolcs Nagy
2019-02-26 17:30                         ` Kevin Brodsky
2018-12-12 17:01 ` [PATCH v9 0/8] arm64: untag user pointers passed to the kernel Dave Martin
2018-12-18 17:17   ` Andrey Konovalov
2019-02-11 11:35   ` Catalin Marinas
2019-02-11 17:02     ` Dave Martin

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