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From: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
To: Vladimir Murzin <vladimir.murzin@arm.com>
Cc: Kristina Martsenko <kristina.martsenko@arm.com>,
	linux-arm-kernel <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	linux-arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jacob Bramley <jacob.bramley@arm.com>,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>,
	Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@arm.com>,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Adam Wallis <awallis@codeaurora.org>,
	Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>,
	kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu,
	Ramana Radhakrishnan <ramana.radhakrishnan@arm.com>,
	Amit Kachhap <Amit.Kachhap@arm.com>,
	Dave P Martin <Dave.Martin@arm.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC 17/17] arm64: compile the kernel with ptrauth -msign-return-address
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:38:53 -0700
Message-ID: <CAGXu5jL5v_Db9RnLYEJtFcGHYf3j023Kxd5eWvtpBjYYQorYMQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <d0e36e1f-fa1a-f4ab-5a83-11e095801fef@arm.com>

On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 7:23 AM, Vladimir Murzin
<vladimir.murzin@arm.com> wrote:
> Hi Kristina,
>
> On 05/10/18 09:47, Kristina Martsenko wrote:
>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/Makefile b/arch/arm64/Makefile
>> index 106039d25e2f..dbcd43ea99d8 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm64/Makefile
>> +++ b/arch/arm64/Makefile
>> @@ -56,6 +56,10 @@ KBUILD_AFLAGS      += $(lseinstr) $(brokengasinst)
>>  KBUILD_CFLAGS        += $(call cc-option,-mabi=lp64)
>>  KBUILD_AFLAGS        += $(call cc-option,-mabi=lp64)
>>
>> +ifeq ($(CONFIG_ARM64_PTR_AUTH),y)
>> +KBUILD_CFLAGS        += -msign-return-address=all
>> +endif
>
> Should not it be done via cc-option so old toolchains keep working [1]?
>
> [1]
> $ aarch64-linux-gnu-gcc --version
> aarch64-linux-gnu-gcc (Linaro GCC 2014.11) 4.9.3 20141031 (prerelease)
> Copyright (C) 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
> warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
>
> $ aarch64-linux-gnu-gcc -msign-return-address=all
> aarch64-linux-gnu-gcc: error: unrecognized command line option '-msign-return-address=all'
> ...

I would like to see CONFIG_ARM64_PTR_AUTH testing for compiler support
via Kconfig (as stack-protector does). This would allow developers to
only see the option if it was available (i.e. no "downgrade" happens
if the compiler is missing support). Using cc-option runs the risk of
building a kernel with CONFIG_ARM64_PTR_AUTH set, but _not_ actually
using ptr auth.

-Kees

-- 
Kees Cook
Pixel Security

  reply index

Thread overview: 62+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-05  8:47 [PATCH 00/17] ARMv8.3 pointer authentication support Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [PATCH v5 01/17] arm64: add pointer authentication register bits Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-11 16:28   ` Will Deacon
2018-10-12  8:53     ` Mark Rutland
2018-10-12  8:56       ` Will Deacon
2018-10-12  9:50         ` Mark Rutland
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [PATCH v5 02/17] arm64/kvm: consistently handle host HCR_EL2 flags Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [PATCH v5 03/17] arm64/kvm: hide ptrauth from guests Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [PATCH v5 04/17] arm64: Don't trap host pointer auth use to EL2 Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [PATCH v5 05/17] arm64/cpufeature: detect pointer authentication Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [PATCH v5 06/17] asm-generic: mm_hooks: allow hooks to be overridden individually Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [PATCH v5 07/17] arm64: add basic pointer authentication support Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-11 16:00   ` Suzuki K Poulose
2018-10-19 11:15   ` Catalin Marinas
2018-10-19 11:24     ` Will Deacon
2018-10-19 15:36       ` Kees Cook
2018-10-19 15:49         ` Will Deacon
2018-10-19 16:05           ` Kees Cook
2018-10-19 16:16             ` Will Deacon
2018-10-19 15:54         ` Mark Rutland
2018-10-19 16:49       ` Cyrill Gorcunov
2018-11-14 18:11       ` Will Deacon
2018-11-15 10:25         ` Dave Martin
2018-10-23  8:36     ` Ramana Radhakrishnan
2018-10-23 10:20       ` Will Deacon
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [PATCH v5 08/17] arm64: expose user PAC bit positions via ptrace Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [PATCH v5 09/17] arm64: perf: strip PAC when unwinding userspace Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [PATCH v5 10/17] arm64: enable pointer authentication Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [PATCH v5 11/17] arm64: docs: document " Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  9:04   ` Ramana Radhakrishnan
2018-10-16 16:14     ` Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-19 11:35       ` Catalin Marinas
2018-10-19 11:47         ` Marc Zyngier
2018-10-19 12:22         ` Will Deacon
2018-10-19 14:42         ` Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-19 15:10           ` Catalin Marinas
2018-10-19 17:45             ` Will Deacon
2018-11-02  6:02               ` Jon Masters
2018-10-24 10:56         ` Ramana Radhakrishnan
2018-10-15 22:35   ` Kees Cook
2018-11-02  9:46     ` Ramana Radhakrishnan
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [RFC 12/17] arm64: move ptrauth keys to thread_info Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-19 11:38   ` Catalin Marinas
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [RFC 13/17] arm64: install user ptrauth keys at kernel exit time Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [RFC 14/17] arm64: unwind: strip PAC from kernel addresses Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [RFC 15/17] arm64: enable ptrauth earlier Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-06 12:51   ` Amit Kachhap
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [RFC 16/17] arm64: initialize and switch ptrauth kernel keys Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-06 12:56   ` Amit Kachhap
2018-10-05  8:47 ` [RFC 17/17] arm64: compile the kernel with ptrauth -msign-return-address Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-05  9:01   ` Ramana Radhakrishnan
2018-10-11 14:00     ` Kristina Martsenko
2018-10-11 14:23   ` Vladimir Murzin
2018-10-15 22:38     ` Kees Cook [this message]
2018-10-15 22:42 ` [PATCH 00/17] ARMv8.3 pointer authentication support Kees Cook
2018-11-13 16:17   ` Kristina Martsenko
2018-11-13 23:09     ` Kees Cook
2018-11-14 15:54       ` Kristina Martsenko
2018-11-14 21:47       ` Mark Rutland
2018-11-14 22:48         ` Kees Cook
2018-10-19 12:36 ` Will Deacon
2018-10-23  8:39   ` Ramana Radhakrishnan

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