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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
To: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Rick Edgecombe <rick.p.edgecombe@intel.com>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, x86@kernel.org, hpa@zytor.com,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Nadav Amit <nadav.amit@gmail.com>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>,
	linux_dti@icloud.com, linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org, akpm@linux-foundation.org,
	kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	will.deacon@arm.com, ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org,
	kristen@linux.intel.com, deneen.t.dock@intel.com,
	Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>, Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>,
	Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 06/20] x86/alternative: use temporary mm for text poking
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 14:25:07 +0100
Message-ID: <20190205132507.GS17528@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190205123533.GN21801@zn.tnic>

On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 01:35:33PM +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 12:31:46PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > ...
> >
> > So while in general I agree with BUG_ON() being undesirable, I think
> > liberal sprinking in text_poke() is fine; you really _REALLY_ want this
> > to work or fail loudly. Text corruption is just painful.
> 
> Ok. It would be good to have the gist of this sentiment in a comment
> above it so that it is absolutely clear why we're doing it.
> 
> And since text_poke() can't fail, then it doesn't need a retval too.
> AFAICT, nothing is actually using it.

See patch 12, that removes the return value (after fixing the few users
that currently 'rely' on it).

  reply index

Thread overview: 71+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-01-29  0:34 [PATCH v2 00/20] Merge text_poke fixes and executable lockdowns Rick Edgecombe
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 01/20] Fix "x86/alternatives: Lockdep-enforce text_mutex in text_poke*()" Rick Edgecombe
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 02/20] x86/jump_label: Use text_poke_early() during early init Rick Edgecombe
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 03/20] x86/mm: temporary mm struct Rick Edgecombe
2019-01-31 11:29   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-01-31 22:19     ` Nadav Amit
2019-02-01  0:08       ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-01  0:25         ` Nadav Amit
2019-02-04 14:28       ` Borislav Petkov
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 04/20] fork: provide a function for copying init_mm Rick Edgecombe
2019-02-05  8:53   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-05  9:03     ` Nadav Amit
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 05/20] x86/alternative: initializing temporary mm for patching Rick Edgecombe
2019-02-05  9:18   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-11  0:39   ` Nadav Amit
2019-02-11  5:18     ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-02-11 18:04       ` Nadav Amit
2019-02-11 19:07         ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-02-11 19:18           ` Nadav Amit
2019-02-11 22:47             ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-02-12 18:23               ` Nadav Amit
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 06/20] x86/alternative: use temporary mm for text poking Rick Edgecombe
2019-02-05  9:58   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-05 11:31     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-02-05 12:35       ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-05 13:25         ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2019-02-05 17:54         ` Nadav Amit
2019-02-05 13:29       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 07/20] x86/kgdb: avoid redundant comparison of patched code Rick Edgecombe
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 08/20] x86/ftrace: set trampoline pages as executable Rick Edgecombe
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 09/20] x86/kprobes: instruction pages initialization enhancements Rick Edgecombe
2019-02-11 18:22   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-11 19:36     ` Nadav Amit
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 10/20] x86: avoid W^X being broken during modules loading Rick Edgecombe
2019-02-11 18:29   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-11 18:45     ` Nadav Amit
2019-02-11 19:01       ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-11 19:09         ` Nadav Amit
2019-02-11 19:10           ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-11 19:27             ` Nadav Amit
2019-02-11 19:42               ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-11 20:32                 ` Nadav Amit
2019-03-07 15:10                   ` [PATCH] x86/cpufeature: Remove __pure attribute to _static_cpu_has() Borislav Petkov
2019-03-07 16:43                     ` hpa
2019-03-07 17:02                       ` Borislav Petkov
2019-03-07  7:29                 ` [PATCH v2 10/20] x86: avoid W^X being broken during modules loading Borislav Petkov
2019-03-07 16:53                   ` hpa
2019-03-07 17:06                     ` Borislav Petkov
2019-03-07 20:02                       ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-03-07 20:25                         ` Borislav Petkov
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 11/20] x86/jump-label: remove support for custom poker Rick Edgecombe
2019-02-11 18:37   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 12/20] x86/alternative: Remove the return value of text_poke_*() Rick Edgecombe
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 13/20] Add set_alias_ function and x86 implementation Rick Edgecombe
2019-02-11 19:09   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-11 19:27     ` Edgecombe, Rick P
2019-02-11 22:59     ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-02-12  0:01       ` Edgecombe, Rick P
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 14/20] mm: Make hibernate handle unmapped pages Rick Edgecombe
2019-02-19 11:04   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-19 21:28     ` Edgecombe, Rick P
2019-02-20 16:07       ` Borislav Petkov
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 15/20] vmalloc: New flags for safe vfree on special perms Rick Edgecombe
2019-02-19 12:48   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-02-19 19:42     ` Edgecombe, Rick P
2019-02-20 16:14       ` Borislav Petkov
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 16/20] modules: Use vmalloc special flag Rick Edgecombe
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 17/20] bpf: " Rick Edgecombe
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 18/20] x86/ftrace: " Rick Edgecombe
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 19/20] x86/kprobes: " Rick Edgecombe
2019-01-29  0:34 ` [PATCH v2 20/20] x86/alternative: comment about module removal races Rick Edgecombe

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