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From: Kees Cook <kees.cook@canonical.com>
To: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Cc: matthieu castet <castet.matthieu@free.fr>,
	Linux Kernel list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <jeremy@goop.org>
Subject: Re: [BUG] broken ebba638ae723d8a8fc2f7abce5ec18b688b791d7
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 12:40:31 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20110202204031.GB5503@outflux.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4D475D6B.4030508@zytor.com>

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 05:10:03PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 01/31/2011 03:52 PM, Kees Cook wrote:
> >
> >This worked, thanks! If this tests cleanly for you in qemu, we should get
> >this committed.
> >
> 
> This is wrong for at least one reason; possibly two:
> 
> a) it ignores the control to not reload the segment registers (not
> sure if anything still uses them, but...)
> 
> b) I'm not sure that init_thread_union is safe for the non-BSP CPU here.

What's the best way to move forward? Or, how can we find answers to these
questions?

-Kees

-- 
Kees Cook
Ubuntu Security Team

  reply	other threads:[~2011-02-02 20:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-01-27 21:49 matthieu castet
2011-01-27 23:00 ` Kees Cook
2011-01-28  2:24   ` H. Peter Anvin
2011-01-28  3:38     ` H. Peter Anvin
2011-01-28 16:58       ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2011-02-02 22:48         ` H. Peter Anvin
2011-02-03  1:19           ` Rusty Russell
2011-02-03  2:00             ` Rusty Russell
2011-02-03  2:35               ` H. Peter Anvin
2011-02-03 10:02                 ` Rusty Russell
2011-02-03 17:11                   ` H. Peter Anvin
2011-01-31 21:38     ` Kees Cook
2011-01-31 23:11       ` matthieu castet
2011-01-31 23:17         ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2011-02-01 13:07           ` castet.matthieu
2011-02-01 18:50             ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2011-01-31 23:52         ` Kees Cook
2011-02-01  1:10           ` H. Peter Anvin
2011-02-02 20:40             ` Kees Cook [this message]
2011-02-04  5:47               ` H. Peter Anvin
2011-01-31 23:12       ` matthieu castet
2011-02-05  0:34 ` [tip:x86/urgent] x86-32: Make sure the stack is set up before we use it tip-bot for H. Peter Anvin
2011-02-05  0:45 ` tip-bot for H. Peter Anvin
2011-02-05  2:19   ` Kees Cook
2011-02-05  4:37     ` H. Peter Anvin
2011-02-05  5:37       ` Kees Cook
2011-02-05  6:26         ` H. Peter Anvin
2011-02-05  6:31 ` tip-bot for H. Peter Anvin

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