Re: [PATCH v2 30/39] x86: Expose thread features status in /proc/$PID/arch_status
From: Kees Cook
Date: Tue Oct 04 2022 - 00:18:39 EST
On Mon, Oct 03, 2022 at 03:45:50PM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 3, 2022, at 3:37 PM, Kees Cook wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 29, 2022 at 03:29:27PM -0700, Rick Edgecombe wrote:
> >> From: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Applications and loaders can have logic to decide whether to enable CET.
> >> They usually don't report whether CET has been enabled or not, so there
> >> is no way to verify whether an application actually is protected by CET
> >> features.
> >> Add two lines in /proc/$PID/arch_status to report enabled and locked
> >> features.
> >> Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> [Switched to CET, added to commit log]
> >> Signed-off-by: Rick Edgecombe <rick.p.edgecombe@xxxxxxxxx>
> >> ---
> >> v2:
> >> - New patch
> >> arch/x86/kernel/Makefile | 2 ++
> >> arch/x86/kernel/fpu/xstate.c | 47 ---------------------------
> >> arch/x86/kernel/proc.c | 63 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >> 3 files changed, 65 insertions(+), 47 deletions(-)
> >> create mode 100644 arch/x86/kernel/proc.c
> > This is two patches: one to create proc.c, the other to add CET support.
> > I found where the "arch_status" conversation was:
> > https://lore.kernel.org/all/CALCETrUjF9PBmkzH1J86vw4ZW785DP7FtcT+gcSrx29=BUnjoQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx/
> > Andy, what did you mean "make sure that everything in it is namespaced"?
> > Everything already has a field name. And arch_status doesn't exactly
> > solve having compat fields -- it still needs to be handled manually?
> > Anyway... we have arch_status, so I guess it's fine.
> I think I meant that, since it's "arch_status" not "x86_status", the fields should have names like "x86.Thread_features". Otherwise if another architecture adds a Thread_features field, then anything running under something like qemu userspace emulation could be confused.
> Assuming that's what I meant, I think my comment still stands :)
Ah, but that would be needed for compat things too in "arch_status", and
could just as well live in "status".
How about moving both of these into "status", with appropriate names?
Does anything consume arch_status yet? Looks like probably not: