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From: Ram Pai <linuxram@us.ibm.com>
To: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	tglx@linutronix.de, dave.hansen@intel.com, mpe@ellerman.id.au,
	mingo@kernel.org, akpm@linux-foundation.org, shuah@kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/9] x86, pkeys: do not special case protection key 0
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 10:35:23 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180326173522.GB5743@ram.oc3035372033.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180323180905.B40984E6@viggo.jf.intel.com>

On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 11:09:05AM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> 
> From: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
> 
> mm_pkey_is_allocated() treats pkey 0 as unallocated.  That is
> inconsistent with the manpages, and also inconsistent with
> mm->context.pkey_allocation_map.  Stop special casing it and only
> disallow values that are actually bad (< 0).
> 
> The end-user visible effect of this is that you can now use
> mprotect_pkey() to set pkey=0.
> 
> This is a bit nicer than what Ram proposed because it is simpler
> and removes special-casing for pkey 0.  On the other hand, it does
> allow applciations to pkey_free() pkey-0, but that's just a silly
> thing to do, so we are not going to protect against it.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
> Cc: Ram Pai <linuxram@us.ibm.com>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
> Cc: Michael Ellermen <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>p
> Cc: Shuah Khan <shuah@kernel.org>
> ---
> 
>  b/arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h |    2 +-
>  b/arch/x86/include/asm/pkeys.h       |    6 +++---
>  2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff -puN arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h~x86-pkey-0-default-allocated arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h~x86-pkey-0-default-allocated	2018-03-21 15:47:48.182198927 -0700
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h	2018-03-21 15:47:48.187198927 -0700
> @@ -192,7 +192,7 @@ static inline int init_new_context(struc
> 
>  #ifdef CONFIG_X86_INTEL_MEMORY_PROTECTION_KEYS
>  	if (cpu_feature_enabled(X86_FEATURE_OSPKE)) {
> -		/* pkey 0 is the default and always allocated */
> +		/* pkey 0 is the default and allocated implicitly */
>  		mm->context.pkey_allocation_map = 0x1;

In the second patch, you introduce DEFAULT_KEY. Maybe you 
should introduce here and express the above code as

		mm->context.pkey_allocation_map = (0x1 << DEFAULT_KEY);

Incase your default key changes to something else, you are still good.

>  		/* -1 means unallocated or invalid */
>  		mm->context.execute_only_pkey = -1;
> diff -puN arch/x86/include/asm/pkeys.h~x86-pkey-0-default-allocated arch/x86/include/asm/pkeys.h
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/pkeys.h~x86-pkey-0-default-allocated	2018-03-21 15:47:48.184198927 -0700
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/pkeys.h	2018-03-21 15:47:48.188198927 -0700
> @@ -49,10 +49,10 @@ bool mm_pkey_is_allocated(struct mm_stru
>  {
>  	/*
>  	 * "Allocated" pkeys are those that have been returned
> -	 * from pkey_alloc().  pkey 0 is special, and never
> -	 * returned from pkey_alloc().
> +	 * from pkey_alloc() or pkey 0 which is allocated
> +	 * implicitly when the mm is created.
>  	 */
> -	if (pkey <= 0)
> +	if (pkey < 0)
>  		return false;
>  	if (pkey >= arch_max_pkey())
>  		return false;
> _

-- 
Ram Pai

  reply	other threads:[~2018-03-26 17:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-03-23 18:09 [PATCH 0/9] x86, pkeys: two protection keys bug fixes Dave Hansen
2018-03-23 18:09 ` [PATCH 1/9] x86, pkeys: do not special case protection key 0 Dave Hansen
2018-03-26 17:35   ` Ram Pai [this message]
2018-03-26 17:39     ` Dave Hansen
2018-03-27  2:27   ` Ram Pai
2018-03-27  4:11     ` Dave Hansen
2018-03-23 18:09 ` [PATCH 2/9] x86, pkeys, selftests: save off 'prot' for allocations Dave Hansen
2018-03-23 18:09 ` [PATCH 3/9] x86, pkeys, selftests: add a test for pkey 0 Dave Hansen
2018-03-23 18:09 ` [PATCH 4/9] x86, pkeys: override pkey when moving away from PROT_EXEC Dave Hansen
2018-03-23 19:15   ` Shakeel Butt
2018-03-23 19:23     ` Dave Hansen
2018-03-23 19:27       ` Shakeel Butt
2018-03-23 19:29         ` Dave Hansen
2018-03-23 19:38       ` Thomas Gleixner
2018-03-23 19:45         ` Thomas Gleixner
2018-03-23 19:48           ` Dave Hansen
2018-03-23 18:09 ` [PATCH 5/9] x86, pkeys, selftests: fix pointer math Dave Hansen
2018-03-23 18:09 ` [PATCH 6/9] x86, pkeys, selftests: fix pkey exhaustion test off-by-one Dave Hansen
2018-03-23 18:09 ` [PATCH 7/9] x86, pkeys, selftests: factor out "instruction page" Dave Hansen
2018-03-23 18:09 ` [PATCH 8/9] x86, pkeys, selftests: add allow faults on unknown keys Dave Hansen
2018-03-23 18:09 ` [PATCH 9/9] x86, pkeys, selftests: add PROT_EXEC test Dave Hansen
2018-03-26 17:27 [PATCH 0/9] [v2] x86, pkeys: two protection keys bug fixes Dave Hansen
2018-03-26 17:27 ` [PATCH 1/9] x86, pkeys: do not special case protection key 0 Dave Hansen
2018-03-26 17:47   ` Shuah Khan
2018-03-26 17:53     ` Dave Hansen
2018-03-26 17:58       ` Shuah Khan
2018-04-27 17:45 [PATCH 0/9] [v3] x86, pkeys: two protection keys bug fixes Dave Hansen
2018-04-27 17:45 ` [PATCH 1/9] x86, pkeys: do not special case protection key 0 Dave Hansen

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