Re: [GIT PULL] x86 fixes
From: Andy Lutomirski
Date: Sat Dec 16 2017 - 22:25:54 EST
On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:07 AM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> * Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 7:43 AM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Linus,
>> > - two 5-level paging related fixes
>> Which reminds me: can you grab this one, too?
> Yeah, done - it's now in x86/urgent as:
> c739f930be1d: x86/espfix/64: Fix espfix double-fault handling on 5-level systems
> Will push it out soon. Linus will get it with the next x86/urgent batch, as
> there's no production 5-level paging CPUs out there yet, right?
> I'm also picking up your pending PTI fixes/updates over the weekend, but I spent
> today mostly to make sure that the system call trampoline bits and its
> dependencies were robust in practice.
> Could you please have a good look at that tree:
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip.git tmp.tmp
> This includes the preparatory merges and cherry-picks, and some other low risk
> preparatory bits related to PTI.
> Is this tree looking good to you standalone?
I think this stuff is looking okay, although I'm a bit mystified by
the whole merge base thing. But if the backporters and Linus like it,
I few things I noticed in the PTI tree:
"x86/mm/pti: Map ESPFIX into user space" has a leftover pr_err().
Sorry, my bad, I've spent *way* too long looking at this crap to
retain my sanity. Also, if you're feeling like being super tidy, the
init/main.c change in their could be folded in to whatever patch adds
pti_init() in the first place, but it doesn't really matter.
"x86/pti: Map the vsyscall page if needed" has a change to
pgtable_64.h that could be folded into an earlier patch. This is
probably my fault for applying Dave Hansen's cleanup request to the
"x86/mm/64: Make a full PGD-entry size hole in the memory map" would
benefit from a mention of "5-level" somewhere in the subject or
In "x86/fixmap: Add debugstore entries to cpu_entry_area", I think the
function "set_percpu_fixmap_ptes" is misnamed. It should be something
like "allocate_percpu_fixmap_ptes", perhaps, and it should either warn
or do nothing if the PTE is already present, I think. As it stands,
it's a wee bit dangerous.
X86_BUG_CPU_SECURE_MODE_PTI should be added to DISABLED_FEATURES or
DISABLED_BUGS or whatever if it's not configured in, which will reduce
bloat. Borislav, that's kind of up your alley, since I don't think
the appropriate mask even exists right now.
Anyway, I stuck a few minor fixups here: