[v4,01/13] taint: Introduce a new taint flag (insecure)
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Message ID 20190116224849.8617-2-chang.seok.bae@intel.com
State Superseded
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  • x86: Enable FSGSBASE instructions
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Bae, Chang Seok Jan. 16, 2019, 10:48 p.m. UTC
For testing (or root-only) purposes, the new flag will serve to tag the
kernel taint accurately.

When adding a new feature support, patches need to be incrementally
applied and tested with temporal parameters. Currently, there is no flag
for this usage.

Suggested-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
Signed-off-by: Chang S. Bae <chang.seok.bae@intel.com>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
---
 Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt | 1 +
 include/linux/kernel.h          | 3 ++-
 kernel/panic.c                  | 1 +
 3 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
index c0527d8a468a..c4f37871d86e 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
@@ -1052,6 +1052,7 @@  ORed together. The letters are seen in "Tainted" line of Oops reports.
  32768 (K): The kernel has been live patched.
  65536 (X): Auxiliary taint, defined and used by for distros.
 131072 (T): The kernel was built with the struct randomization plugin.
+262144 (Z): The kernel is running in a known insecure configuration.
 
 ==============================================================
 
diff --git a/include/linux/kernel.h b/include/linux/kernel.h
index 8f0e68e250a7..dc149ff8cc52 100644
--- a/include/linux/kernel.h
+++ b/include/linux/kernel.h
@@ -599,7 +599,8 @@  extern enum system_states {
 #define TAINT_LIVEPATCH			15
 #define TAINT_AUX			16
 #define TAINT_RANDSTRUCT		17
-#define TAINT_FLAGS_COUNT		18
+#define TAINT_INSECURE			18
+#define TAINT_FLAGS_COUNT		19
 
 struct taint_flag {
 	char c_true;	/* character printed when tainted */
diff --git a/kernel/panic.c b/kernel/panic.c
index f121e6ba7e11..cb6b90538375 100644
--- a/kernel/panic.c
+++ b/kernel/panic.c
@@ -362,6 +362,7 @@  const struct taint_flag taint_flags[TAINT_FLAGS_COUNT] = {
 	[ TAINT_LIVEPATCH ]		= { 'K', ' ', true },
 	[ TAINT_AUX ]			= { 'X', ' ', true },
 	[ TAINT_RANDSTRUCT ]		= { 'T', ' ', true },
+	[ TAINT_INSECURE ]		= { 'Z', ' ', false },
 };
 
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