[PATCH 3.14 06/37] x86/iopl/64: Properly context-switch IOPL on Xen PV

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon May 02 2016 - 21:54:56 EST

3.14-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>

commit b7a584598aea7ca73140cb87b40319944dd3393f upstream.

On Xen PV, regs->flags doesn't reliably reflect IOPL and the
exit-to-userspace code doesn't change IOPL. We need to context
switch it manually.

I'm doing this without going through paravirt because this is
specific to Xen PV. After the dust settles, we can merge this with
the 32-bit code, tidy up the iopl syscall implementation, and remove
the set_iopl pvop entirely.

Fixes XSA-171.

Reviewewd-by: Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Jan Beulich <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/693c3bd7aeb4d3c27c92c622b7d0f554a458173c.1458162709.git.luto@xxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
[ kamal: backport to 3.19-stable: no X86_FEATURE_XENPV so just call
xen_pv_domain() directly ]
Acked-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
arch/x86/include/asm/xen/hypervisor.h | 2 ++
arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c | 12 ++++++++++++
arch/x86/xen/enlighten.c | 2 +-
3 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/xen/hypervisor.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/xen/hypervisor.h
@@ -57,4 +57,6 @@ static inline bool xen_x2apic_para_avail

+extern void xen_set_iopl_mask(unsigned mask);
#endif /* _ASM_X86_XEN_HYPERVISOR_H */
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/process_64.c
@@ -49,6 +49,7 @@
#include <asm/syscalls.h>
#include <asm/debugreg.h>
#include <asm/switch_to.h>
+#include <asm/xen/hypervisor.h>

asmlinkage extern void ret_from_fork(void);

@@ -427,6 +428,17 @@ __switch_to(struct task_struct *prev_p,
task_thread_info(prev_p)->flags & _TIF_WORK_CTXSW_PREV))
__switch_to_xtra(prev_p, next_p, tss);

+#ifdef CONFIG_XEN
+ /*
+ * On Xen PV, IOPL bits in pt_regs->flags have no effect, and
+ * current_pt_regs()->flags may not match the current task's
+ * intended IOPL. We need to switch it manually.
+ */
+ if (unlikely(xen_pv_domain() &&
+ prev->iopl != next->iopl))
+ xen_set_iopl_mask(next->iopl);
return prev_p;

--- a/arch/x86/xen/enlighten.c
+++ b/arch/x86/xen/enlighten.c
@@ -956,7 +956,7 @@ static void xen_load_sp0(struct tss_stru

-static void xen_set_iopl_mask(unsigned mask)
+void xen_set_iopl_mask(unsigned mask)
struct physdev_set_iopl set_iopl;