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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"the arch/x86 maintainers" <x86@kernel.org>,
	Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>,
	Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>,
	Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>,
	Sean Christopherson <sean.j.christopherson@intel.com>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Subject: Re: [patch V3 12/20] x86/ioperm: Move TSS bitmap update to exit to user work
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 13:19:42 -0800
Message-ID: <CAHk-=wh9BdH5DLjfv72LOWSb6P1jMwO0TYraS1gnYZDdTCi+rQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191113210104.882617091@linutronix.de>

On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 1:02 PM Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:
>
> From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
>
> There is no point to update the TSS bitmap for tasks which use I/O bitmaps
> on every context switch. It's enough to update it right before exiting to
> user space.

Hmm.

I wonder if it might make sense to delay it even more: just always
invalidate the bitmap on task switch, and leave it at that.

And then on GP fault, just add trivial logic like

     if (I_have_an_io_bitmap && it_isnt_installed) {
          install_io_bitmap();
          return;
     }

and now you do get that extra GP fault if you actually use IO
accesses, but the normal case has zero overhead.

Even processes that do ioperm may not be *using* it all the time.

               Linus

  reply index

Thread overview: 52+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-13 20:42 [patch V3 00/20] x86/iopl: Prevent user space from using CLI/STI with iopl(3) Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 01/20] x86/ptrace: Prevent truncation of bitmap size Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 02/20] x86/process: Unify copy_thread_tls() Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 21:10   ` Linus Torvalds
2019-11-13 21:41     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 22:10       ` Linus Torvalds
2019-11-13 22:33         ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 21:44     ` Brian Gerst
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 03/20] x86/cpu: Unify cpu_init() Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 04/20] x86/tss: Fix and move VMX BUILD_BUG_ON() Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 05/20] x86/iopl: Cleanup include maze Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 06/20] x86/ioperm: Simplify first ioperm() invocation logic Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 07/20] x86/ioperm: Avoid bitmap allocation if no permissions are set Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 08/20] x86/io: Speedup schedule out of I/O bitmap user Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 09/20] x86/tss: Move I/O bitmap data into a seperate struct Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 10/20] x86/ioperm: Move iobitmap data into a struct Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 11/20] x86/ioperm: Add bitmap sequence number Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 12/20] x86/ioperm: Move TSS bitmap update to exit to user work Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 21:19   ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2019-11-13 21:21     ` Linus Torvalds
2019-11-13 21:44       ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 13/20] x86/ioperm: Remove bitmap if all permissions dropped Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 14/20] x86/ioperm: Share I/O bitmap if identical Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 15/20] selftests/x86/ioperm: Extend testing so the shared bitmap is exercised Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 16/20] x86/iopl: Fixup misleading comment Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 17/20] x86/iopl: Restrict iopl() permission scope Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-14 18:13   ` Borislav Petkov
2019-11-14 18:39     ` Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 18/20] x86/iopl: Remove legacy IOPL option Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:42 ` [patch V3 19/20] x86/ioperm: Extend IOPL config to control ioperm() as well Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-13 20:43 ` [patch V3 20/20] selftests/x86/iopl: Extend test to cover IOPL emulation Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-15 21:12   ` [tip: x86/iopl] " tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner
2019-11-14  8:43 ` [patch V3 00/20] x86/iopl: Prevent user space from using CLI/STI with iopl(3) Peter Zijlstra

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