Re: [PATCH v1 0/4] [RFC] Implement Trampoline File Descriptor
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Sun Aug 02 2020 - 07:56:13 EST
> > This is quite clever, but now I???m wondering just how much kernel help
> > is really needed. In your series, the trampoline is an non-executable
> > page. I can think of at least two alternative approaches, and I'd
> > like to know the pros and cons.
> > 1. Entirely userspace: a return trampoline would be something like:
> > 1:
> > pushq %rax
> > pushq %rbc
> > pushq %rcx
> > ...
> > pushq %r15
> > movq %rsp, %rdi # pointer to saved regs
> > leaq 1b(%rip), %rsi # pointer to the trampoline itself
> > callq trampoline_handler # see below
> For nested calls (where the trampoline needs to pass the
> original stack frame to the nested function) I think you
> just need a page full of:
> mov $0, scratch_reg; jmp trampoline_handler
I believe you could do with mov %pc, scratch_reg; jmp ...
That has advantage of being able to share single physical page across multiple virtual pages...
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