Re: [PATCH] x86/xsave: Robustify and merge macros

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Fri Apr 03 2015 - 13:50:32 EST

On Fri, Apr 03, 2015 at 07:33:06PM +0200, Quentin Casasnovas wrote:
> > Basically, the idea was:
> >
> > .skip len(repl1) - len(orig), 0x90
> > .skip len(repl2) - len(repl1), 0x90
> >
> > BUT!, for some reason I changed it to what's there now and I can't
> > remember why anymore.
> I think it would not work in the case where repl1 is smaller or equal than
> orig_insn (i.e. no padding in the first .skip) but orig_insn is strictly
> smaller than repl2 (since we're never comparing repl2 with insn in this
> new-old code).


.skip 0, 0x90
.skip 2, 0x90

I think that still works, only the padding is larger than it needs to
be. And it is so many bytes larger as len(abs(repl1 - orig_insn)) is.

In the example above, we'll get two bytes padding while only 1 suffices.

> Anything wrong with the two different approaches I've suggested in my
> original mail?

Right now, I want to have a minimal fix for obvious reasons. We can
always improve stuff later when there's more time.


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