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Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:32 -0700
From: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
To: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
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Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86/fpu: move FPU state into separate cache

On 03/29/17 13:39, Kees Cook wrote:
> This removes ARCH_WANTS_DYNAMIC_TASK_STRUCT from x86, leaving only s390
> still defining this config.
> 
> In order to support future structure layout randomization of the
> task_struct, none of the structure fields are allowed to have a specific
> position or dynamic size. To enable randomization of task_struct on
> x86, the FPU state must be moved to its own dynamically sized cache,
> and dereferenced from the task_struct.
> 
> This change is nearly identical to what was done in grsecurity to support
> structure layout randomization. Hopefully I found all the needed changes.
> This passes allyesconfig, and boot tests.

Is this really what we want to happen?  It seems much more sane to
simply make them adjacent; they don't need to be part of the same
structure (in practice, there are three objects: thread_info,
task_struct, and the FPU state.)

	-hpa


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