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From: Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@gmail.com>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>, "H.J. Lu" <hjl.tools@gmail.com>,
	Russell King <linux@armlinux.org.uk>,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	Peter Collingbourne <pcc@google.com>,
	James Morse <james.morse@arm.com>, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@kernel.org>,
	x86@kernel.org, linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-arch@vger.kernel.org, linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org,
	Clang-Built-Linux ML <clang-built-linux@googlegroups.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/9] Enable orphan section warning
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2020 13:15:01 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+icZUXi_iA7XkTEbrK7b6m673iG9qPKnDBE1V0JRywDLBc9jw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <202004021023.D3D8AA3BE@keescook>

On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 7:26 PM Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Apr 02, 2020 at 06:20:57PM +0200, Sedat Dilek wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 1:22 AM Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > A recent bug was solved for builds linked with ld.lld, and tracking
> > > it down took way longer than it needed to (a year). Ultimately, it
> > > boiled down to differences between ld.bfd and ld.lld's handling of
> > > orphan sections. Similarly, the recent FGKASLR series brough up orphan
> > > section handling too[2]. In both cases, it would have been nice if the
> > > linker was running with --orphan-handling=warn so that surprise sections
> > > wouldn't silently get mapped into the kernel image at locations up to
> > > the whim of the linker's orphan handling logic. Instead, all desired
> > > sections should be explicitly identified in the linker script (to be
> > > either kept or discarded) with any orphans throwing a warning. The
> > > powerpc architecture actually already does this, so this series seeks
> > > to extend this coverage to x86, arm64, and arm.
> > >
> > > This series depends on tip/x86/boot (where recent .eh_frame fixes[3]
> > > landed), and has a minor conflict[4] with the ARM tree (related to
> > > the earlier mentioned bug). As it uses refactorings in the asm-generic
> > > linker script, and makes changes to kbuild, I think the cleanest place
> > > for this series to land would also be through -tip. Once again (like
> > > my READ_IMPLIES_EXEC series), I'm looking to get maintainer Acks so
> > > this can go all together with the least disruption. Splitting it up by
> > > architecture seems needlessly difficult.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> >
> > Hi Kees,
> >
> > what is the status of this patchset?
> > Looks like it is not in tip or linux-next Git.
>
> Based on the feedback, I have 3 TODO items:
>
> - track down and eliminate (or explain) the source of the .got.plt on arm64
> - enable orphan warnings for _all_ architectures
> - refactor final link logic to perform the orphan warning in a clean way
>
> I'm working through these (and other work) still. I'm hoping to have
> another version up some time next week.
>

Please CC when possible with a pointer to a git-link.

Thanks.

- sed@ -

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Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-28  0:22 Kees Cook
2020-02-28  0:22 ` [PATCH 1/9] scripts/link-vmlinux.sh: Delay orphan handling warnings until final link Kees Cook
2020-03-20  2:47   ` Nicholas Piggin
2020-03-20 18:24     ` Kees Cook
2020-03-22  9:16       ` Nicholas Piggin
2020-03-22 16:00         ` Kees Cook
2020-02-28  0:22 ` [PATCH 2/9] vmlinux.lds.h: Add .gnu.version* to DISCARDS Kees Cook
2020-02-28  0:22 ` [PATCH 3/9] x86/build: Warn on orphan section placement Kees Cook
2020-02-28  0:22 ` [PATCH 4/9] x86/boot: " Kees Cook
2020-02-28  0:22 ` [PATCH 5/9] Add RUNTIME_DISCARD_EXIT to generic DISCARDS Kees Cook
2020-02-28  0:22 ` [PATCH 6/9] arm64/build: Use common DISCARDS in linker script Kees Cook
2020-03-17 21:52   ` Will Deacon
2020-02-28  0:22 ` [PATCH 7/9] arm64/build: Warn on orphan section placement Kees Cook
2020-03-17 21:56   ` Will Deacon
2020-03-17 23:01     ` Kees Cook
2020-03-17 23:10       ` Nick Desaulniers
2020-02-28  0:22 ` [PATCH 8/9] arm/build: " Kees Cook
2020-02-28  0:22 ` [PATCH 9/9] arm/boot: " Kees Cook
2020-02-28  6:51 ` [PATCH 0/9] Enable orphan section warning Sedat Dilek
2020-03-03  4:32   ` Kees Cook
2020-04-02 16:20 ` Sedat Dilek
2020-04-02 17:26   ` Kees Cook
2020-04-05 11:15     ` Sedat Dilek [this message]

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