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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
To: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, x86@kernel.org,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>,
	linux_dti@icloud.com, linux-integrity@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>,
	Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 02/10] x86/jump_label: Use text_poke_early() during early init
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:18:30 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20181120181830.GB2131@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <76c41854-b12d-5c4e-cfa4-f448e102860b@zytor.com>

On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 10:10:14AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 11/13/18 5:07 AM, Nadav Amit wrote:
> > There is no apparent reason not to use text_poke_early() while we are
> > during early-init and we do not patch code that might be on the stack
> > (i.e., we'll return to the middle of the patched code). This appears to
> > be the case of jump-labels, so do so.
> > 
> > This is required for the next patches that would set a temporary mm for
> > patching, which is initialized after some static-keys are
> > enabled/disabled.
> > 
> > Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
> > Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> > Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
> > Cc: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>
> > Co-Developed-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>
> > ---
> >  arch/x86/kernel/jump_label.c | 7 ++++++-
> >  1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/jump_label.c b/arch/x86/kernel/jump_label.c
> > index aac0c1f7e354..ed5fe274a7d8 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/kernel/jump_label.c
> > +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/jump_label.c
> > @@ -52,7 +52,12 @@ static void __ref __jump_label_transform(struct jump_entry *entry,
> >  	jmp.offset = jump_entry_target(entry) -
> >  		     (jump_entry_code(entry) + JUMP_LABEL_NOP_SIZE);
> >  
> > -	if (early_boot_irqs_disabled)
> > +	/*
> > +	 * As long as we're UP and not yet marked RO, we can use
> > +	 * text_poke_early; SYSTEM_BOOTING guarantees both, as we switch to
> > +	 * SYSTEM_SCHEDULING before going either.
> > +	 */
> > +	if (system_state == SYSTEM_BOOTING)
> >  		poker = text_poke_early;
> >  
> >  	if (type == JUMP_LABEL_JMP) {
> > 
> 
> Can't we make this test in text_poke() directly, please?

He does that in 9/10 iirc.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-11-20 18:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-13 13:07 [PATCH v5 00/10] x86/alternative: text_poke() fixes Nadav Amit
2018-11-13 13:07 ` [PATCH v5 01/10] Fix "x86/alternatives: Lockdep-enforce text_mutex in text_poke*()" Nadav Amit
2018-11-13 13:07 ` [PATCH v5 02/10] x86/jump_label: Use text_poke_early() during early init Nadav Amit
2018-11-20 18:10   ` H. Peter Anvin
2018-11-20 18:18     ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2018-11-20 18:23       ` H. Peter Anvin
2018-11-20 18:47         ` Nadav Amit
2018-11-13 13:07 ` [PATCH v5 03/10] x86/mm: temporary mm struct Nadav Amit
2018-11-13 13:07 ` [PATCH v5 04/10] fork: provide a function for copying init_mm Nadav Amit
2018-11-13 13:07 ` [PATCH v5 05/10] x86/alternative: initializing temporary mm for patching Nadav Amit
2018-11-13 13:07 ` [PATCH v5 06/10] x86/alternative: use temporary mm for text poking Nadav Amit
2018-11-13 13:07 ` [PATCH v5 07/10] x86/kgdb: avoid redundant comparison of patched code Nadav Amit
2018-11-13 13:07 ` [PATCH v5 08/10] x86: avoid W^X being broken during modules loading Nadav Amit
2018-11-13 13:07 ` [PATCH v5 09/10] x86/jump-label: remove support for custom poker Nadav Amit
2018-11-13 13:07 ` [PATCH v5 10/10] x86/alternative: remove the return value of text_poke_*() Nadav Amit
2018-11-20 12:42 ` [PATCH v5 00/10] x86/alternative: text_poke() fixes Peter Zijlstra
2018-11-20 18:52   ` Nadav Amit

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