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From: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
To: Dave Hansen <dave@sr71.net>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@google.com>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>,
	X86 ML <x86@kernel.org>, Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 33/33] x86, pkeys: execute-only support
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 16:46:39 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CALCETrV7t7Dc9UjNzhwN-MSO1Z0005dypOYFSt8FBzpNQcTEgA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <56C4FA01.2070008@sr71.net>

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 2:53 PM, Dave Hansen <dave@sr71.net> wrote:
> On 02/17/2016 02:17 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>>> > Is there a way to detect this feature's availability without userspace
>>> > having to set up a segv handler and attempting to read a
>>> > PROT_EXEC-only region? (i.e. cpu flag for protection keys, or a way to
>>> > check the protection to see if PROT_READ got added automatically,
>>> > etc?)
>>> >
>> We could add an HWCAP.
>
> I'll bite.  What's an HWCAP?

It's a CPU capability vector that's passed to every program as an auxv
entry.  On x86, ELF_HWCAP is useless (it's already fully used up for
pointless purposes for CPUID stuff), but ELF_HWCAP2 could be added and
a bit could be defined like HWCAP2_PROT_EXEC_ONLY.

Some day, WRFSBASE, etc will be advertised via ELF_HWCAP2, I suspect.

--Andy

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Andy Lutomirski
AMA Capital Management, LLC

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  reply	other threads:[~2016-02-18  0:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-02-12 21:01 [PATCH 00/33] x86: Memory Protection Keys (v10) Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:01 ` [PATCH 01/33] mm: introduce get_user_pages_remote() Dave Hansen
2016-02-15  6:09   ` Balbir Singh
2016-02-15 16:29     ` Dave Hansen
2016-02-15  6:14   ` Srikar Dronamraju
2016-02-12 21:01 ` [PATCH 02/33] mm: overload get_user_pages() functions Dave Hansen
2016-02-16  8:36   ` Ingo Molnar
2016-02-17 18:15     ` Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:01 ` [PATCH 03/33] mm, gup: switch callers of get_user_pages() to not pass tsk/mm Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:01 ` [PATCH 04/33] x86, fpu: add placeholder for Processor Trace XSAVE state Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 05/33] x86, pkeys: Add Kconfig option Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 06/33] x86, pkeys: cpuid bit definition Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 07/33] x86, pkeys: define new CR4 bit Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 08/33] x86, pkeys: add PKRU xsave fields and data structure(s) Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 09/33] x86, pkeys: PTE bits for storing protection key Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 10/33] x86, pkeys: new page fault error code bit: PF_PK Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 11/33] x86, pkeys: store protection in high VMA flags Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 12/33] x86, pkeys: arch-specific protection bits Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 13/33] x86, pkeys: pass VMA down in to fault signal generation code Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 14/33] signals, pkeys: notify userspace about protection key faults Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 15/33] x86, pkeys: fill in pkey field in siginfo Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 16/33] x86, pkeys: add functions to fetch PKRU Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 17/33] mm: factor out VMA fault permission checking Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 18/33] x86, mm: simplify get_user_pages() PTE bit handling Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 19/33] x86, pkeys: check VMAs and PTEs for protection keys Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 20/33] mm: do not enforce PKEY permissions on "foreign" mm access Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 21/33] x86, pkeys: optimize fault handling in access_error() Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 22/33] x86, pkeys: differentiate instruction fetches Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 23/33] x86, pkeys: dump PKRU with other kernel registers Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 24/33] x86, pkeys: dump pkey from VMA in /proc/pid/smaps Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 25/33] x86, pkeys: add Kconfig prompt to existing config option Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 26/33] x86, pkeys: actually enable Memory Protection Keys in CPU Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 27/33] mm, multi-arch: pass a protection key in to calc_vm_flag_bits() Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 28/33] x86, pkeys: add arch_validate_pkey() Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 29/33] x86: separate out LDT init from context init Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 30/33] x86, fpu: allow setting of XSAVE state Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 31/33] x86, pkeys: allow kernel to modify user pkey rights register Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 32/33] x86, pkeys: create an x86 arch_calc_vm_prot_bits() for VMA flags Dave Hansen
2016-02-12 21:02 ` [PATCH 33/33] x86, pkeys: execute-only support Dave Hansen
2016-02-17 21:27   ` Kees Cook
2016-02-17 21:33     ` Dave Hansen
2016-02-17 21:36       ` Kees Cook
2016-02-17 22:17     ` Andy Lutomirski
2016-02-17 22:53       ` Dave Hansen
2016-02-18  0:46         ` Andy Lutomirski [this message]
2016-02-16  9:29 ` [PATCH 00/33] x86: Memory Protection Keys (v10) Ingo Molnar

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