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From: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
To: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>
Cc: x86@kernel.org, Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Nathan Chancellor <nathan@kernel.org>,
	Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>,
	Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@gmail.com>,
	linux-hardening@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	clang-built-linux@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 09/16] x86: Use an opaque type for functions not callable from C
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 12:33:33 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <202109141233.01761C8@keescook> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210914191045.2234020-10-samitolvanen@google.com>

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 12:10:38PM -0700, Sami Tolvanen wrote:
> The kernel has several assembly functions that are not directly callable
> from C. Use an opaque type for these function prototypes to make misuse
> harder, and to avoid the need to annotate references to these functions
> for Clang's Control-Flow Integrity (CFI).
> 
> Suggested-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
> Suggested-by: Alexander Lobakin <alobakin@pm.me>
> Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>

This looks clean to me.

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>

-- 
Kees Cook

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-14 19:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-14 19:10 [PATCH v3 00/16] x86: Add support for Clang CFI Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 01/16] objtool: Add CONFIG_CFI_CLANG support Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:29   ` Nick Desaulniers
2021-09-14 21:01     ` Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 02/16] objtool: Add ASM_STACK_FRAME_NON_STANDARD Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 03/16] linkage: Add DECLARE_ASM_FUNC_SYMBOL Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 04/16] cfi: Add DEFINE_CFI_IMMEDIATE_RETURN_STUB Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:36   ` Nick Desaulniers
2021-09-14 20:32     ` Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 05/16] tracepoint: Exclude tp_stub_func from CFI checking Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:39   ` Nick Desaulniers
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 06/16] ftrace: Use an opaque type for functions not callable from C Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 07/16] lkdtm: Disable UNSET_SMEP with CFI Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:30   ` Kees Cook
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 08/16] lkdtm: Use an opaque type for lkdtm_rodata_do_nothing Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:32   ` Kees Cook
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 09/16] x86: Use an opaque type for functions not callable from C Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:33   ` Kees Cook [this message]
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 10/16] x86/extable: Mark handlers __cficanonical Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:37   ` Kees Cook
2021-09-14 20:38     ` Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 11/16] x86/purgatory: Disable CFI Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 20:02   ` Nick Desaulniers
2021-09-14 20:30     ` Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 22:31       ` Nick Desaulniers
2021-09-15  6:24         ` Kees Cook
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 12/16] x86, relocs: Ignore __typeid__ relocations Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 13/16] x86, module: " Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 14/16] x86, cpu: Use LTO for cpu.c with CFI Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:44   ` Kees Cook
2021-09-14 19:46   ` Nick Desaulniers
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 15/16] x86, kprobes: Fix optprobe_template_func type mismatch Sami Tolvanen
2021-09-14 19:40   ` Kees Cook
2021-09-14 19:10 ` [PATCH v3 16/16] x86, build: Allow CONFIG_CFI_CLANG to be selected Sami Tolvanen

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