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From: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>,
	the arch/x86 maintainers <x86@kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	linuxppc-dev <linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/10] lkdtm: disable set_fs-based tests for !CONFIG_SET_FS
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2020 11:57:37 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <202009011156.0F49882@keescook> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200829092406.GB8833@lst.de>

On Sat, Aug 29, 2020 at 11:24:06AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 11:06:28AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > Once we can't manipulate the address limit, we also can't test what
> > > happens when the manipulation is abused.
> > 
> > Just remove these tests entirely.
> > 
> > Once set_fs() doesn't exist on x86, the tests no longer make any sense
> > what-so-ever, because test coverage will be basically zero.
> > 
> > So don't make the code uglier just to maintain a fiction that
> > something is tested when it isn't really.
> 
> Sure fine with me unless Kees screams.

To clarify: if any of x86, arm64, arm, powerpc, riscv, and s390 are
using set_fs(), I want to keep this test. "ugly" is fine in lkdtm. :)

-- 
Kees Cook

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-09-01 18:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 45+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-27 15:00 remove the last set_fs() in common code, and remove it for x86 and powerpc v2 Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 15:00 ` [PATCH 01/10] fs: don't allow kernel reads and writes without iter ops Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 15:58   ` David Laight
2020-08-29  9:23     ` 'Christoph Hellwig'
     [not found]   ` <20200901064849.GI4299@shao2-debian>
2020-09-01  7:08     ` [fs] ef30fb3c60: kernel write not supported for file /sys/kernel/softlockup_panic Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 15:00 ` [PATCH 02/10] fs: don't allow splice read/write without explicit ops Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 15:00 ` [PATCH 03/10] uaccess: add infrastructure for kernel builds with set_fs() Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 15:00 ` [PATCH 04/10] test_bitmap: skip user bitmap tests for !CONFIG_SET_FS Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 15:00 ` [PATCH 05/10] lkdtm: disable set_fs-based " Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 18:06   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-29  9:24     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-01 18:52       ` Kees Cook
2020-09-01 18:57       ` Kees Cook [this message]
2020-09-02  8:09         ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 15:00 ` [PATCH 06/10] x86: move PAGE_OFFSET, TASK_SIZE & friends to page_{32,64}_types.h Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 15:00 ` [PATCH 07/10] x86: make TASK_SIZE_MAX usable from assembly code Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 15:00 ` [PATCH 08/10] x86: remove address space overrides using set_fs() Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 18:15   ` Linus Torvalds
2020-08-29  9:25     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 15:00 ` [PATCH 09/10] powerpc: use non-set_fs based maccess routines Christoph Hellwig
2020-08-27 15:00 ` [PATCH 10/10] powerpc: remove address space overrides using set_fs() Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-02  6:15   ` Christophe Leroy
2020-09-02 12:36     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-02 13:13       ` David Laight
2020-09-02 13:24         ` Christophe Leroy
2020-09-02 13:51           ` David Laight
2020-09-02 14:12             ` Christophe Leroy
2020-09-02 15:02               ` David Laight
2020-09-02 15:17       ` Christophe Leroy
2020-09-02 18:02         ` Linus Torvalds
2020-09-03  7:11           ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-03  7:27             ` Christophe Leroy
2020-09-03  8:55             ` Christophe Leroy
2020-09-03  7:20           ` Christophe Leroy
2020-08-27 15:31 ` remove the last set_fs() in common code, and remove it for x86 and powerpc v2 Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-01 17:13 ` Christophe Leroy
2020-09-01 17:25   ` Al Viro
2020-09-01 17:42     ` Matthew Wilcox
2020-09-01 18:39     ` Christophe Leroy
2020-09-01 19:01     ` Christophe Leroy
2020-09-02  8:10     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-10-27  9:29 ` [PATCH 02/10] fs: don't allow splice read/write without explicit ops David Howells
2020-10-27  9:51 ` David Howells
2020-10-27  9:54   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-10-27 10:38   ` David Howells

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