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From: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
To: "Bae, Chang Seok" <chang.seok.bae@intel.com>
Cc: "Lutomirski, Andy" <luto@kernel.org>,
	"tglx@linutronix.de" <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"mingo@kernel.org" <mingo@kernel.org>,
	"x86@kernel.org" <x86@kernel.org>,
	"Brown, Len" <len.brown@intel.com>,
	"Hansen, Dave" <dave.hansen@intel.com>,
	"Macieira, Thiago" <thiago.macieira@intel.com>,
	"Liu, Jing2" <jing2.liu@intel.com>,
	"Shankar, Ravi V" <ravi.v.shankar@intel.com>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 08/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Introduce helpers to manage the XSTATE buffer dynamically
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 11:28:24 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YRzSuC25eHEOgj6h@zn.tnic> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2B279B5F-ACF2-46F2-9259-684419A57BDF@intel.com>

On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 07:43:53PM +0000, Bae, Chang Seok wrote:
> Without the “compacted” notion in the function name, one might
> call this even with !XSAVES. But chances are very low in practice.

So leave only the first two which are obvious and are more likely to
happen - the first one is going to be the most likely on non-dynamic
setups and the second one is on dynamic systems.

For all the other configurations, just do the loop and that's it.

*IF* an optimization needs to happen there, then it can happen latter,
supplied with perf numbers to justify it.

> Perhaps, the call site in the ptrace path becomes like this, I think:
> 
> +	if (xfeatures_mask_user_dynamic) {
> +		u64 state_mask;
> +
> +		/* Retrieve XSTATE_BV. */
> +		memcpy(&state_mask, (kbuf ?: tmpbuf) + offsetof(struct xregs_state, header),
> +		       sizeof(u64));
> +
> +		/* Expand the xstate buffer based on the XSTATE_BV. */
> +		ret = realloc_xstate_buffer(fpu, state_mask & xfeatures_mask_user_dynamic);
> +		if (ret)
> +			goto out;
> +	}
> 
> Maybe retrieve XSTATE_BV is inevitable here. Then, it is not that ugly.

Lemme see if I can follow: here, a task is being ptraced and the tracer
process does PTRACE_SETREGS to set the xregs and you want to go and read
out the XSTATE_BV vector from the supplied xstate buffer to see how much
to enlarge the buffer.

Which makes me go, whut?

Why doesn't the task already have a large enough buffer?

IOW and IIUC, you should not have to ever resize the xstate buffer of a
task in ptrace.

> In this case, the ptracer just failed to inject some context. But the
> ptracee’s context in the (old) buffer is intact. It will resume and eventually
> exit. I think arch_release_task_struct()->free_xstate_buffer() will take care
> of the old buffer.

You think or you know?

How about verifying it.

Thx.

-- 
Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

https://people.kernel.org/tglx/notes-about-netiquette

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-18  9:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 91+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-30 14:59 [PATCH v9 00/26] x86: Support Intel Advanced Matrix Extensions Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 01/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify the initialization helper to handle both static and dynamic buffers Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 02/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify state copy helpers " Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 03/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Modify address finders " Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 04/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Add a new variable to indicate dynamic user states Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 05/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Add new variables to indicate dynamic XSTATE buffer size Chang S. Bae
2021-08-12 15:03   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 06/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Calculate and remember dynamic XSTATE buffer sizes Chang S. Bae
2021-08-12 16:36   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 07/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Convert the struct fpu 'state' field to a pointer Chang S. Bae
2021-08-12 17:09   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 08/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Introduce helpers to manage the XSTATE buffer dynamically Chang S. Bae
2021-08-12 19:44   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-13  8:04     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-13 10:04       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-13 19:43         ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-18  9:28           ` Borislav Petkov [this message]
2021-08-18 19:46             ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-25 16:01               ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-30 17:07               ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-30 23:39                 ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-16 18:33     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-16 18:53       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-30 17:45   ` Dave Hansen
2021-08-30 23:39     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 09/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Update the XSTATE save function to support dynamic states Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 10/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Update the XSTATE buffer address finder " Chang S. Bae
2021-08-18 11:33   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-18 19:47     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-30 17:18       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-30 23:38         ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 11/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Update the XSTATE context copy function " Chang S. Bae
2021-08-18 12:03   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-18 19:47     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 12/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Use feature disable (XFD) to protect dynamic user state Chang S. Bae
2021-08-18 16:24   ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-18 17:20     ` Thiago Macieira
2021-08-18 17:46       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-18 17:58         ` Thiago Macieira
2021-08-18 18:10           ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-24 22:51             ` Len Brown
2021-08-18 20:43         ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-18 21:04           ` Thiago Macieira
2021-08-18 21:12             ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-18 22:27               ` Thiago Macieira
2021-08-19  1:21             ` Andy Lutomirski
2021-08-19 16:06               ` Thiago Macieira
2021-08-18 21:17           ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-18 21:37             ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-19  8:00               ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-19 15:24                 ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-24 23:22             ` Len Brown
2021-08-30 17:31               ` Borislav Petkov
2021-09-17  3:48                 ` Len Brown
2021-08-18 19:47     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-24 22:21     ` Len Brown
2021-08-30 17:41       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-31 21:44         ` Len Brown
2021-08-24 23:17     ` Len Brown
2021-08-30 17:53       ` Borislav Petkov
2021-08-31 22:07         ` Len Brown
2021-08-31 22:11           ` Dave Hansen
2021-08-30 18:04       ` Dave Hansen
2021-08-31 22:15         ` Len Brown
2021-08-31 22:16           ` Len Brown
2021-08-31 22:39           ` Thiago Macieira
2021-08-31 22:44             ` Len Brown
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 13/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Support ptracer-induced XSTATE buffer expansion Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 14/26] x86/arch_prctl: Create ARCH_SET_STATE_ENABLE/ARCH_GET_STATE_ENABLE Chang S. Bae
2021-08-06 16:46   ` Thiago Macieira
2021-08-09 22:08     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-09 23:42       ` Thiago Macieira
2021-08-10  0:57         ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-13 19:44           ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 15/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Support both legacy and expanded signal XSTATE size Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 16/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Adjust the XSAVE feature table to address gaps in state component numbers Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 17/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Disable XSTATE support if an inconsistent state is detected Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 18/26] x86/cpufeatures/amx: Enumerate Advanced Matrix Extension (AMX) feature bits Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 19/26] x86/fpu/amx: Define AMX state components and have it used for boot-time checks Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 20/26] x86/fpu/amx: Initialize child's AMX state Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 21/26] x86/fpu/amx: Enable the AMX feature in 64-bit mode Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 22/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Skip writing zeros to signal frame for dynamic user states if in INIT-state Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 23/26] selftest/x86/amx: Test cases for the AMX state management Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 24/26] x86/insn/amx: Add TILERELEASE instruction to the opcode map Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 25/26] intel_idle/amx: Add SPR support with XTILEDATA capability Chang S. Bae
2021-07-30 18:41   ` Dave Hansen
2021-08-03 21:32     ` Bae, Chang Seok
2021-08-03 21:38       ` Dave Hansen
2021-08-03 21:43         ` Brown, Len
2021-07-30 20:15   ` Dave Hansen
2021-07-30 14:59 ` [PATCH v9 26/26] x86/fpu/xstate: Add a sanity check for XFD state when saving XSTATE Chang S. Bae

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