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From: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
To: Julien Grall <julien@xen.org>
Cc: bertrand.marquis@arm.com, Julien Grall <jgrall@amazon.com>,
	Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@citrix.com>,
	George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com>,
	Ian Jackson <iwj@xenproject.org>,
	Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@kernel.org>, Wei Liu <wl@xen.org>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] xen/gunzip: Allow perform_gunzip() to be called multiple times
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2021 09:40:40 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <43460d2d-b259-5010-62a7-47ded0ec623b@suse.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210402152105.29387-3-julien@xen.org>

On 02.04.2021 17:21, Julien Grall wrote:
> From: Julien Grall <jgrall@amazon.com>
> Currently perform_gunzip() can only be called once because the
> the internal state (e.g allocate) is not fully re-initialized.
> This works fine if you are only booting dom0. But this will break when
> booting multiple using the dom0less that uses compressed kernel images.
> This can be resolved by re-initializing bytes_out, malloc_ptr,
> malloc_count every time perform_gunzip() is called.
> Note the latter is only re-initialized for hardening purpose as there is
> no guarantee that every malloc() are followed by free() (It should in
> theory!).
> Take the opportunity to check the return of alloc_heap_pages() to return
> an error rather than dereferencing a NULL pointer later on failure.
> Reported-by: Charles Chiou <cchiou@ambarella.com>
> Signed-off-by: Julien Grall <jgrall@amazon.com>

Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>

  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-06  7:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-02 15:21 [PATCH 0/2] xen/arm: Couple of bug fixes when decompressing kernels Julien Grall
2021-04-02 15:21 ` [PATCH 1/2] xen/arm: kernel: Propagate the error if we fail to decompress the kernel Julien Grall
2021-04-06 19:15   ` Julien Grall
2021-04-02 15:21 ` [PATCH 2/2] xen/gunzip: Allow perform_gunzip() to be called multiple times Julien Grall
2021-04-06  7:40   ` Jan Beulich [this message]
2021-04-07 10:39   ` Jan Beulich
2021-04-07 18:18     ` Julien Grall
2021-04-06  7:45 ` [PATCH 0/2] xen/arm: Couple of bug fixes when decompressing kernels Jan Beulich
2021-04-06 14:13   ` Julien Grall
2021-04-06 18:31 ` Julien Grall

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