Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:18:34 -0800 From: Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org> To: Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...gle.com> Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@...ux.intel.com>, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>, Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>, Dave Hansen <dave@...1.net>, Chen Yucong <slaoub@...il.com>, Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@...driver.com>, Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com>, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@...utronix.de>, Anna-Maria Gleixner <anna-maria@...utronix.de>, Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@...cle.com>, Rasmus Villemoes <linux@...musvillemoes.dk>, Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>, Juergen Gross <jgross@...e.com>, Richard Weinberger <richard@....at>, X86 ML <x86@...nel.org>, "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, "kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com" <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: Re: [RFC] x86/mm/KASLR: Remap GDTs at fixed location On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 11:03 AM, Thomas Garnier <thgarnie@...gle.com> wrote: > On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 10:58 AM, Arjan van de Ven <arjan@...ux.intel.com> wrote: >> On 1/5/2017 9:54 AM, Thomas Garnier wrote: >> >>> >>> That's my goal too. I started by doing a RO remap and got couple >>> problems with hibernation. I can try again for the next iteration or >>> delay it for another patch. I also need to look at KVM GDT usage, I am >>> not familiar with it yet. >> >> >> don't we write to the GDT as part of the TLS segment stuff for glibc ? >> > > Not sure which glibc feature it is. > > In this design, you can write to the GDT per-cpu variable that will > remain read-write. You just need to make the remapping writeable when > we load task registers (ltr) then the processor use the current GDT > address. At least that the case I know, I might find more through > testing. Hmm. I bet that if we preset the accessed bits in all the segments then we don't need it to be writable in general. But your point about set_thread_area (TLS) is well taken. However, I strongly suspect that we could make set_thread_area unconditionally set the accessed bit and no one would ever notice.
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