Re: [PATCH v6 5/6] arm64/kvm: control accessibility of ptrauth key registers

From: James Morse
Date: Tue Feb 26 2019 - 13:34:45 EST

Hi Amit,

On 19/02/2019 09:24, Amit Daniel Kachhap wrote:
> According to userspace settings, ptrauth key registers are conditionally
> present in guest system register list based on user specified flag
> Reset routines still sets these registers to default values but they are
> left like that as they are conditionally accessible (set/get).

What problem is this patch solving?

I think it's that now we have ptrauth support, we have a glut of new registers visible to
user-space. This breaks migration and save/resume if the target machine doesn't have
pointer-auth configured, even if the guest wasn't using it.
Because we've got a VCPU bit, we can be smarter about this, and only expose the registers
if user-space was able to enable ptrauth.

> ---
> This patch needs patch [1] by Dave Martin and adds feature to manage accessibility in a scalable way.
> [1]:

This is v4. Shortly before you posted this there was a v5 (but the subject changed, easily
missed). V5 has subsequently been reviewed. As we can't have both, could you rebase onto
that v5 so that there is one way of doing this?

(in general if you could re-post the version you develop/tested with then it makes it
clear what is going on)

> diff --git a/Documentation/arm64/pointer-authentication.txt b/Documentation/arm64/pointer-authentication.txt
> index 0529a7d..996e435 100644
> --- a/Documentation/arm64/pointer-authentication.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/arm64/pointer-authentication.txt
> @@ -87,3 +87,7 @@ created by passing a flag (KVM_ARM_VCPU_PTRAUTH) requesting this feature
> to be enabled. Without this flag, pointer authentication is not enabled
> in KVM guests and attempted use of the feature will result in an UNDEFINED
> exception being injected into the guest.
> +
> +Additionally, when KVM_ARM_VCPU_PTRAUTH is not set then KVM will filter
> +out the Pointer Authentication system key registers from KVM_GET/SET_REG_*
> +ioctls.
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kvm/sys_regs.c b/arch/arm64/kvm/sys_regs.c
> index f7bcc60..c2f4974 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/kvm/sys_regs.c
> +++ b/arch/arm64/kvm/sys_regs.c
> @@ -1005,8 +1005,13 @@ static bool trap_ptrauth(struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu,
> return false;
> }
> +static bool check_ptrauth(const struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu, const struct sys_reg_desc *rd)
> +{
> + return kvm_arm_vcpu_ptrauth_allowed(vcpu);
> +}
> +
> #define __PTRAUTH_KEY(k) \
> - { SYS_DESC(SYS_## k), trap_ptrauth, reset_unknown, k }
> + { SYS_DESC(SYS_## k), trap_ptrauth, reset_unknown, k , .check_present = check_ptrauth}

Looks good. I'm pretty sure the changes due to Dave's v5 map neatly.