Post-merge-window ping (Re: [PATCH v4 0/5] x86: two-phase syscall tracing and seccomp fastpath)
From: Andy Lutomirski
Date: Tue Aug 26 2014 - 21:32:53 EST
On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 8:38 PM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This applies to:
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/kees/linux.git seccomp-fastpath
AFAIK the only thing that's changed since I submitted it is that the
3.17 merge window is closed. Kees rebased the tree this applies to,
but I think the patches all still apply. What, if anything, do I need
to do to help this along for 3.18?
> This is both a cleanup and a speedup. It reduces overhead due to
> installing a trivial seccomp filter by 87%. The speedup comes from
> avoiding the full syscall tracing mechanism for filters that don't
> return SECCOMP_RET_TRACE.
> This series depends on splitting the seccomp hooks into two phases.
> The first phase evaluates the filter; it can skip syscalls, allow
> them, kill the calling task, or pass a u32 to the second phase. The
> second phase requires a full tracing context, and it sends ptrace
> events if necessary. The seccomp core part is in Kees' seccomp/fastpath
> These patches implement a similar split for the x86 syscall
> entry work. The C callback is invoked in two phases: the first has
> only a partial frame, and it can request phase 2 processing with a
> full frame.
> Finally, I switch the 64-bit system_call code to use the new split
> entry work. This is a net deletion of assembly code: it replaces
> all of the audit entry muck.
> In the process, I fixed some bugs.
> If this is acceptable, someone can do the same tweak for the
> ia32entry and entry_32 code.
> This passes all seccomp tests that I know of.
> Changes from v3:
> - Dropped the core seccomp changes from the email -- Kees has applied them.
> - Add patch 2 (the TIF_NOHZ change).
> - Fix TIF_NOHZ in the two-phase entry code (thanks, Oleg).
> Changes from v2:
> - Fixed 32-bit x86 build (and the tests pass).
> - Put the doc patch where it belongs.
> Changes from v1:
> - Rebased on top of Kees' shiny new seccomp tree (no effect on the x86
> - Improved patch 6 vs patch 7 split (thanks Alexei!)
> - Fixed bogus -ENOSYS in patch 5 (thanks Kees!)
> - Improved changelog message in patch 6.
> Changes from RFC version:
> - The first three patches are more or less the same
> - The rest is more or less a rewrite
> Andy Lutomirski (5):
> x86,x32,audit: Fix x32's AUDIT_ARCH wrt audit
> x86,entry: Only call user_exit if TIF_NOHZ
> x86: Split syscall_trace_enter into two phases
> x86_64,entry: Treat regs->ax the same in fastpath and slowpath
> x86_64,entry: Use split-phase syscall_trace_enter for 64-bit syscalls
> arch/x86/include/asm/calling.h | 6 +-
> arch/x86/include/asm/ptrace.h | 5 ++
> arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S | 51 +++++--------
> arch/x86/kernel/ptrace.c | 159 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
> 4 files changed, 161 insertions(+), 60 deletions(-)
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