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From: David Laight <David.Laight@ACULAB.COM>
To: "'Andy Lutomirski'" <luto@kernel.org>, X86 ML <x86@kernel.org>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bpetkov@suse.de>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Brian Gerst <brgerst@gmail.com>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Josh Poimboeuf" <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
Subject: RE: [PATCH v3 14/19] x86/entry/64: Create a percpu SYSCALL entry trampoline
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:39:29 +0000
Message-ID: <60410e99331c454caeaa787e372c8f37@AcuMS.aculab.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <b95ccae0a5a2f090c901e49fce7c9e8ff6acd40d.1511497875.git.luto@kernel.org>

From: Andy Lutomirski
> Sent: 24 November 2017 04:33
...
> +	/*
> +	 * x86 lacks a near absolute jump, and we can't jump to the real
> +	 * entry text with a relative jump, so we fake it using retq.
> +	 */
> +	pushq	$entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe
> +	retq

Don't some of the cpus have hardware logic that follows call and return?
The above will break that logic and slow things down (unless it is an
expected sequence).

Is there a scratch register that can be used for an indirect jump?

	David

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Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-24  4:32 [PATCH v3 00/19] Entry stack switching Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 01/19] x86/asm/64: Allocate and enable the SYSENTER stack Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 02/19] x86/dumpstack: Add get_stack_info() support for " Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 03/19] x86/gdt: Put per-cpu GDT remaps in ascending order Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 04/19] x86/fixmap: Generalize the GDT fixmap mechanism Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 05/19] x86/kasan/64: Teach KASAN about the cpu_entry_area Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24 13:16   ` Andrey Ryabinin
2017-11-24 16:27     ` Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24 17:21       ` [PATCH v4] x86/mm/kasan: " Andrey Ryabinin
2017-11-24 19:26         ` Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24 17:26       ` [PATCH v3 05/19] x86/kasan/64: " Andrey Ryabinin
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 06/19] x86/asm: Fix assumptions that the HW TSS is at the beginning of cpu_tss Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 07/19] x86/dumpstack: Handle stack overflow on all stacks Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 08/19] x86/asm: Move SYSENTER_stack to the beginning of struct tss_struct Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 09/19] x86/asm: Remap the TSS into the cpu entry area Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 10/19] x86/asm/64: Separate cpu_current_top_of_stack from TSS.sp0 Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 11/19] x86/espfix/64: Stop assuming that pt_regs is on the entry stack Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 12/19] x86/asm/64: Use a percpu trampoline stack for IDT entries Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:32 ` [PATCH v3 13/19] x86/asm/64: Return to userspace from the trampoline stack Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:33 ` [PATCH v3 14/19] x86/entry/64: Create a percpu SYSCALL entry trampoline Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24 11:39   ` David Laight [this message]
2017-12-01  5:56     ` Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:33 ` [PATCH v3 15/19] x86/irq: Remove an old outdated comment about context tracking races Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:33 ` [PATCH v3 16/19] x86/irq/64: In the stack overflow warning, print the offending IP Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:33 ` [PATCH v3 17/19] x86/entry/64: Move the IST stacks into cpu_entry_area Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:33 ` [PATCH v3 18/19] x86/entry/64: Remove the SYSENTER stack canary Andy Lutomirski
2017-11-24  4:33 ` [PATCH v3 19/19] x86/entry: Clean up SYSENTER_stack code Andy Lutomirski

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