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From: Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>
To: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
Cc: "Jian Cai" <jiancai@google.com>,
	"Nick Desaulniers" <ndesaulniers@google.com>,
	"Manoj Gupta" <manojgupta@google.com>,
	"Luis Lozano" <llozano@google.com>,
	clang-built-linux <clang-built-linux@googlegroups.com>,
	"Nathan Chancellor" <nathan@kernel.org>,
	"David Laight" <David.Laight@aculab.com>,
	"Russell King" <linux@armlinux.org.uk>,
	"Catalin Marinas" <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	"James Morris" <jmorris@namei.org>,
	"Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@hallyn.com>,
	"Arnd Bergmann" <arnd@arndb.de>,
	"Masahiro Yamada" <masahiroy@kernel.org>,
	"Kees Cook" <keescook@chromium.org>,
	"Ard Biesheuvel" <ardb@kernel.org>,
	"Andreas Färber" <afaerber@suse.de>,
	"Ingo Molnar" <mingo@kernel.org>, "Marc Zyngier" <maz@kernel.org>,
	"Andrew Morton" <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Mike Rapoport" <rppt@kernel.org>,
	"Mark Rutland" <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	"David Brazdil" <dbrazdil@google.com>,
	"James Morse" <james.morse@arm.com>,
	"Linux ARM" <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	"Linux Kernel Mailing List" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] ARM: Implement SLS mitigation
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2021 16:18:32 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CACRpkdYaSEb8bAztR-s_K17K+Zqusiofwa_dSjz-cwM2+N=57A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210223100453.GB10254@willie-the-truck>

On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 11:05 AM Will Deacon <will@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 01:50:06PM -0800, Jian Cai wrote:
> > I am not sure if there are any plans to protect assembly code and I
> > will leave it to the Arm folks since they know a whole lot better. But
> > even without that part, we should still have better protection,
> > especially when overhead does not look too bad: I did some preliminary
> > experiments on ChromeOS, code size of vmlinux increased 3%, and there
> > were no noticeable changes to run-time performance of the benchmarks I
> > used.
>
> If the mitigation is required, I'm not sure I see a lot of point in only
> doing a half-baked job of it. It feels a bit like a box-ticking exercise,
> in which case any overhead is too much.

I wrote some suggestions on follow-ups in my reply, and I can
help out doing some of the patches, I think.

Since ARM32 RET is mov pc, <>
git grep 'mov.*pc,' | wc -l gives 93 sites in arch/arm.
I suppose these need to come out:

mov pc, lr
dsb(nsh);
isb();

As ARM32 doesn't have sb my idea is to make a macro
"sb" that resolves to dsb/isb when this is enabled and then
we could start patching all the assembly users with that as
well. I need the Kconfig symbol from this patch though.

I also suggest selecting this mitigation as part of
HARDEN_BRANCH_PREDICTOR, by the token that either
you want all of them or none of them.

Yours,
Linus Walleij

  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-03 18:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-12  5:14 [PATCH] ARM: Implement Clang's " Jian Cai
2021-02-12  5:55 ` Nathan Chancellor
2021-02-12 10:41   ` David Laight
2021-02-12 19:52     ` [PATCH v2] " Jian Cai
2021-02-17  9:49       ` Will Deacon
2021-02-17 11:05         ` David Laight
2021-03-25 14:01         ` Linus Walleij
2021-02-17 18:20       ` Nick Desaulniers
2021-02-19 20:18       ` [PATCH v3] ARM: Implement " Jian Cai
2021-02-19 20:30         ` Nathan Chancellor
2021-02-19 23:08         ` [PATCH v4] " Jian Cai
2021-02-21 10:13           ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2021-02-22 11:58           ` Will Deacon
2021-02-22 21:50             ` Jian Cai
2021-02-23 10:04               ` Will Deacon
2021-03-03 15:18                 ` Linus Walleij [this message]
2021-03-03 15:29                   ` David Laight
2021-03-03 15:31                     ` Linus Walleij
2021-02-23  2:31           ` [PATCH v5] " Jian Cai
2021-02-23  2:35             ` Jian Cai
2021-03-03 15:04               ` Linus Walleij
2021-03-04 23:22                 ` Jian Cai
2021-03-06 12:25                   ` Linus Walleij
2021-03-10  4:43                     ` Jian Cai
2021-03-22 11:45                       ` Linus Walleij
2021-03-23 22:39                         ` Jian Cai
2021-03-05  0:53               ` [PATCH v6] " Jian Cai
2021-03-05  9:52                 ` Will Deacon
2021-03-06 12:27                   ` Linus Walleij

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