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Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:02:25 -0800
From: Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>, "the arch/x86 maintainers" <x86@...nel.org>, LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, 
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>, Alan Cox <alan@...ux.intel.com>, 
	Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com>, Samuel Neves <samuel.c.p.neves@...il.com>, 
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>, 
	Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86/retpoline/entry: Disable the entire SYSCALL64 fast
 path with retpolines on

On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 10:48 AM, Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 10:55 AM, Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
>>
>> Honestly, I'd rather get rid of the fast-path entirely. Compared to
>> all the PTI mess, it's not even noticeable.
>
> So I looked at how that would be.
>
> Patch attached. Not really "tested", but I'm running the kernel with
> this patch now, and 'strace' etc works, and honestly, it seems very
> obvious.
>
> Also, code generation for 'do_syscall_64()' does not look horrible. In
> fact, it doesn't look all that much worse than the fast-path ever did.
>
> So the biggest impact of this is the extra register saves
> (SAVE_EXTRA_REGS) from setting up the full ptregs. And honestly, I
> hate how that stupid macro still uses "movq reg,off(%rsp)" instead of
> "pushq %reg".
>
> Considering the diffstat:
>
>  2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 121 deletions(-)
>
> and how those 100+ lines are nasty assembly code, I do think we should
> just do it.

Feel free to Acked-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org> that patch.

Or I can grab it and send it to -tip.

Re: the trampoline not showing up: if I find some time, I'll try to
wire it up correctly in kallsyms.

--Andy

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