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From: Joe Lawrence <joe.lawrence@redhat.com>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Evgenii Shatokhin <eshatokhin@virtuozzo.com>
Cc: Kristen Carlson Accardi <kristen@linux.intel.com>,
	Miroslav Benes <mbenes@suse.cz>,
	tglx@linutronix.de, mingo@redhat.com, bp@alien8.de,
	arjan@linux.intel.com, x86@kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com, rick.p.edgecombe@intel.com,
	live-patching@vger.kernel.org,
	Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>,
	Jessica Yu <jeyu@kernel.org>,
	"Frank Ch. Eigler" <fche@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 00/10] Function Granular KASLR
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2020 14:17:41 -0400
Message-ID: <fc6d2289-af97-5cf8-a4bb-77c2b0b8375c@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <202008031043.FE182E9@keescook>

On 8/3/20 1:45 PM, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 03, 2020 at 02:39:32PM +0300, Evgenii Shatokhin wrote:
>> There are at least 2 places where high-order memory allocations might happen
>> during module loading. Such allocations may fail if memory is fragmented,
>> while physically contiguous memory areas are not really needed there. I
>> suggest to switch to kvmalloc/kvfree there.
> 
> While this does seem to be the right solution for the extant problem, I
> do want to take a moment and ask if the function sections need to be
> exposed at all? What tools use this information, and do they just want
> to see the bounds of the code region? (i.e. the start/end of all the
> .text* sections) Perhaps .text.* could be excluded from the sysfs
> section list?
> 

[[cc += FChE, see [0] for Evgenii's full mail ]]

It looks like debugging tools like systemtap [1], gdb [2] and its 
add-symbol-file cmd, etc. peek at the /sys/module/<MOD>/section/ info.

But yeah, it would be preferable if we didn't export a long sysfs 
representation if nobody actually needs it.


[0] 
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/e9c4d88b-86db-47e9-4299-3fac45a7e3fd@virtuozzo.com/
[1] https://fossies.org/linux/systemtap/staprun/staprun.c
[2] 
https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/linux-device-drivers/0596005903/ch04.html#linuxdrive3-CHP-4-SECT-6.1

-- Joe


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Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20200717170008.5949-1-kristen@linux.intel.com>
2020-07-22  9:27 ` Miroslav Benes
2020-07-22 14:39   ` Kees Cook
2020-07-22 14:51     ` Joe Lawrence
2020-07-22 14:56       ` Joe Lawrence
2020-07-22 18:24         ` Kristen Carlson Accardi
2020-07-22 16:07     ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-07-22 19:42       ` Kees Cook
2020-07-22 19:56         ` Kristen Carlson Accardi
2020-07-22 21:33           ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-08-21 23:02             ` Kristen Carlson Accardi
2020-08-25 16:16               ` Joe Lawrence
2020-08-28 10:21               ` Miroslav Benes
2020-08-28 19:24                 ` Josh Poimboeuf
2020-08-03 11:39   ` Evgenii Shatokhin
2020-08-03 17:45     ` Kees Cook
2020-08-03 18:17       ` Joe Lawrence [this message]
2020-08-03 19:38         ` Frank Ch. Eigler
2020-08-03 20:11           ` Kees Cook
2020-08-03 21:12             ` Frank Ch. Eigler
2020-08-03 21:41               ` Kees Cook
2020-08-04  0:48                 ` Frank Ch. Eigler
2020-08-04 17:04         ` Jessica Yu
2020-08-04 18:23 ` Joe Lawrence
2020-08-07 16:38   ` Kristen Carlson Accardi
2020-08-07 17:20     ` Kees Cook
2020-08-10 16:10       ` Kristen Carlson Accardi
2020-08-12 17:18   ` Kristen Carlson Accardi

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