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From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>,
	Daniel Axtens <dja@axtens.net>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linuxppc-dev <linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org>,
	Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>,
	linux-arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	Segher Boessenkool <segher@kernel.crashing.org>,
	Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: READ_ONCE() + STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG == :/ (was Re: [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops))
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2019 14:17:08 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAK8P3a2QYpT_u3D7c_w+hoyeO-Stkj5MWyU_LgGOqnMtKLEudg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHk-=wiMuHmWzQ7-CRQB6o+SHtA-u-Rp6VZwPcqDbjAaug80rQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 9:50 PM Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 11:34 AM Will Deacon <will@kernel.org> wrote:
> > The root of my concern in all of this, and what started me looking at it in
> > the first place, is the interaction with 'typeof()'. Inheriting 'volatile'
> > for a pointer means that local variables in macros declared using typeof()
> > suddenly start generating *hideous* code, particularly when pointless stack
> > spills get stackprotector all excited.
>
> Yeah, removing volatile can be a bit annoying.
>
> For the particular case of the bitops, though, it's not an issue.
> Since you know the type there, you can just cast it.
>
> And if we had the rule that READ_ONCE() was an arithmetic type, you could do
>
>     typeof(0+(*p)) __var;
>
> since you might as well get the integer promotion anyway (on the
> non-volatile result).
>
> But that doesn't work with structures or unions, of course.
>
> I'm not entirely sure we have READ_ONCE() with a struct. I do know we
> have it with 64-bit entities on 32-bit machines, but that's ok with
> the "0+" trick.

I'll have my randconfig builder look for instances, so far I found one,
see below. My feeling is that it would be better to enforce at least
the size being a 1/2/4/8, to avoid cases where someone thinks
the access is atomic, but it falls back on a memcpy.

      Arnd

diff --git a/drivers/xen/time.c b/drivers/xen/time.c
index 0968859c29d0..adb492c0aa34 100644
--- a/drivers/xen/time.c
+++ b/drivers/xen/time.c
@@ -64,7 +64,7 @@ static void xen_get_runstate_snapshot_cpu_delta(
        do {
                state_time = get64(&state->state_entry_time);
                rmb();  /* Hypervisor might update data. */
-               *res = READ_ONCE(*state);
+               memcpy(res, state, sizeof(*res));
                rmb();  /* Hypervisor might update data. */
        } while (get64(&state->state_entry_time) != state_time ||
                 (state_time & XEN_RUNSTATE_UPDATE));
diff --git a/include/linux/compiler.h b/include/linux/compiler.h
index 5e88e7e33abe..f4ae360efdba 100644
--- a/include/linux/compiler.h
+++ b/include/linux/compiler.h
@@ -179,6 +179,8 @@ void ftrace_likely_update(struct
ftrace_likely_data *f, int val,

 #include <uapi/linux/types.h>

+extern void __broken_access_once(void *, const void *, unsigned long);
+
 #define __READ_ONCE_SIZE                                               \
 ({                                                                     \
        switch (size) {                                                 \
@@ -187,9 +189,7 @@ void ftrace_likely_update(struct
ftrace_likely_data *f, int val,
        case 4: *(__u32 *)res = *(volatile __u32 *)p; break;            \
        case 8: *(__u64 *)res = *(volatile __u64 *)p; break;            \
        default:                                                        \
-               barrier();                                              \
-               __builtin_memcpy((void *)res, (const void *)p, size);   \
-               barrier();                                              \
+               __broken_access_once((void *)res, (const void *)p,
size);       \
        }                                                               \
 })

@@ -225,9 +225,7 @@ static __always_inline void
__write_once_size(volatile void *p, void *res, int s
        case 4: *(volatile __u32 *)p = *(__u32 *)res; break;
        case 8: *(volatile __u64 *)p = *(__u64 *)res; break;
        default:
-               barrier();
-               __builtin_memcpy((void *)p, (const void *)res, size);
-               barrier();
+               __broken_access_once((void *)p, (const void *)res, size);
        }
 }

  reply	other threads:[~2019-12-13 20:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-06 12:46 [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops) Michael Ellerman
2019-12-06 13:16 ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-10  5:38   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-10 10:15     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-11  0:29       ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-12  5:42   ` READ_ONCE() + STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG == :/ (was Re: [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops)) Michael Ellerman
2019-12-12  8:01     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-12 10:07       ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 10:46         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-12 17:04           ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 17:16             ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 17:41           ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-12 17:50             ` Segher Boessenkool
2019-12-12 18:06             ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 18:29               ` Christian Borntraeger
2019-12-12 18:43               ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-12 19:34                 ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 20:21                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-12 20:53                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-13 10:47                       ` Luc Van Oostenryck
2019-12-13 12:56                         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-13 14:28                           ` Luc Van Oostenryck
2019-12-12 20:49                   ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-13 13:17                     ` Arnd Bergmann [this message]
2019-12-13 21:32                       ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-13 22:01                         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-16 10:28                       ` Will Deacon
2019-12-16 11:47                         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-16 12:06                         ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-17 17:07                     ` Will Deacon
2019-12-17 18:04                       ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-17 18:05                         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-17 18:31                           ` Will Deacon
2019-12-17 18:32                         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-18 12:17                           ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-19 12:11                           ` Will Deacon
2019-12-18 10:22                     ` Christian Borntraeger
2019-12-18 10:35                       ` Will Deacon
2019-12-13 12:07           ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-13 13:53             ` Segher Boessenkool
2019-12-13 21:06               ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-12 15:10     ` Segher Boessenkool
2019-12-06 22:15 ` [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops) pr-tracker-bot

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