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From: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
To: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Yu-cheng Yu <yu-cheng.yu@intel.com>,
	x86@kernel.org, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
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	Balbir Singh <bsingharora@gmail.com>,
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	Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@gmail.com>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>,
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	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>,
	Nadav Amit <nadav.amit@gmail.com>,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>, Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>,
	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>,
	"Ravi V. Shankar" <ravi.v.shankar@intel.com>,
	Vedvyas Shanbhogue <vedvyas.shanbhogue@intel.com>,
	Dave Martin <Dave.Martin@arm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 03/14] x86/cet/ibt: Add IBT legacy code bitmap setup function
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2019 14:05:29 -0700
Message-ID: <74620397-a839-cb8c-8c8b-fe72b921803c@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <D10B5B59-1BE7-44DC-8E91-C8E4292DC6FB@amacapital.net>

On 6/7/19 1:40 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>>> Hmm.  Can we be creative and skip populating it with zeros?  The
>>> CPU
>> should only ever touch a page if we miss an ENDBR on it, so, in
>> normal operation, we don’t need anything to be there.  We could try
>> to prevent anyone from *reading* it outside of ENDBR tracking if we
>> want to avoid people accidentally wasting lots of memory by forcing
>> it to be fully populated when the read it.
>> 
>> Won't reads on a big, contiguous private mapping get the huge zero
>> page anyway?
> 
> The zero pages may be free, but the page tables could be decently
large.  Does the core mm code use huge, immense, etc huge zero pages?
Or can it synthesize them by reusing page table pages that map zeros?

IIRC, we only ever fill single PMDs, even though we could gang a pmd
page up and do it for 1GB areas too.

I guess the page table consumption could really suck if we had code all
over the 57-bit address space and that code moved around and the process
ran for a long long time.  Pathologically, we need a ulong/pmd_t for
each 2MB of address space which is 8*2^56-30=512GB per process.  Yikes.
 Right now, we'd at least detect the memory consumption and OOM-kill the
process(es) eventually.  But, that's not really _this_ patch's problem.
 It's a general problem, and doesn't even require the zero page to be
mapped all over.

Longer-term, I'd much rather see us add some page table reclaim
mechanism that new how to go after things like excessive page tables  in
MAP_NORESERVE areas.


  reply index

Thread overview: 72+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-06 20:09 [PATCH v7 00/14] Control-flow Enforcement: Branch Tracking, PTRACE Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 01/14] x86/cet/ibt: Add Kconfig option for user-mode Indirect Branch Tracking Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 02/14] x86/cet/ibt: User-mode indirect branch tracking support Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 03/14] x86/cet/ibt: Add IBT legacy code bitmap setup function Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-07  8:08   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-06-07 16:23     ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-07 16:35       ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-07 16:39         ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-07 16:45         ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-07 17:05           ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-07 17:43       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-06-07 17:59         ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-07 18:29           ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-07 18:58             ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-07 19:56               ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-07 20:40               ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-07 21:05                 ` Dave Hansen [this message]
2019-06-07 19:49             ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-07 20:00               ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-07 20:06                 ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-07 21:09                   ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-07 22:27                     ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-10 16:03                       ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-10 16:05                     ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-10 17:28                       ` Florian Weimer
2019-06-10 17:59                       ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-07 20:43               ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-10 15:22                 ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-10 18:02                   ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-10 19:38                     ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-10 19:52                       ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-10 19:55                         ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-10 20:27                         ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-10 20:43                           ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-10 20:58                             ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-10 22:02                               ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-10 22:40                                 ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-10 22:59                                   ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-10 23:20                                     ` H.J. Lu
2019-06-10 23:37                                       ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-10 23:54                                     ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-11  0:08                                       ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-11  0:36                                         ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-14 15:25                                     ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-14 16:13                                       ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-14 17:13                                         ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-14 20:57                                           ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-14 21:34                                             ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-14 22:06                                               ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-15 15:30                                                 ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-11  7:24                                 ` Florian Weimer
2019-06-08 20:52           ` Pavel Machek
2019-06-10 15:47             ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-11 10:33               ` Pavel Machek
2019-06-07 19:03   ` Dave Hansen
2019-06-07 19:23     ` Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 04/14] x86/cet/ibt: Handle signals for IBT Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 05/14] mm/mmap: Add IBT bitmap size to address space limit check Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 06/14] x86/cet/ibt: ELF header parsing for IBT Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 07/14] x86/cet/ibt: Add arch_prctl functions " Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-07  8:07   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 08/14] x86/cet/ibt: Add ENDBR to op-code-map Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 09/14] x86/vdso: Insert endbr32/endbr64 to vDSO Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:26   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 10/14] x86/vdso/32: Add ENDBR32 to __kernel_vsyscall entry point Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:25   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 11/14] x86/vsyscall/64: Add ENDBR64 to vsyscall entry points Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:28   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 12/14] x86/vsyscall/64: Fixup shadow stack and branch tracking for vsyscall Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:27   ` Andy Lutomirski
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 13/14] x86/cet: Add PTRACE interface for CET Yu-cheng Yu
2019-06-06 20:09 ` [PATCH v7 14/14] x86: Discard .note.gnu.property sections Yu-cheng Yu

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