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Date: Tue,  4 Dec 2018 14:18:00 +0200
From: Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa@...il.com>
To: Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
Cc: igor.stoppa@...wei.com,
	Nadav Amit <nadav.amit@...il.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
	Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com>,
	linux-integrity@...r.kernel.org,
	kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com,
	linux-mm@...ck.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH 1/6] __wr_after_init: linker section and label

Introduce a section and a label for statically allocated write rare
data. The label is named "__wr_after_init".
As the name implies, after the init phase is completed, this section
will be modifiable only by invoking write rare functions.
The section must take up a set of full pages.

Signed-off-by: Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa@...wei.com>

CC: Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>
CC: Nadav Amit <nadav.amit@...il.com>
CC: Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
CC: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
CC: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
CC: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...ux.intel.com>
CC: linux-integrity@...r.kernel.org
CC: kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com
CC: linux-mm@...ck.org
CC: linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
---
 include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
 include/linux/cache.h             | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 37 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
index 3d7a6a9c2370..b711dbe6999f 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
@@ -311,6 +311,25 @@
 	KEEP(*(__jump_table))						\
 	__stop___jump_table = .;
 
+/*
+ * Allow architectures to handle wr_after_init data on their
+ * own by defining an empty WR_AFTER_INIT_DATA.
+ * However, it's important that pages containing WR_RARE data do not
+ * hold anything else, to avoid both accidentally unprotecting something
+ * that is supposed to stay read-only all the time and also to protect
+ * something else that is supposed to be writeable all the time.
+ */
+#ifndef WR_AFTER_INIT_DATA
+#define WR_AFTER_INIT_DATA(align)					\
+	. = ALIGN(PAGE_SIZE);						\
+	__start_wr_after_init = .;					\
+	. = ALIGN(align);						\
+	*(.data..wr_after_init)						\
+	. = ALIGN(PAGE_SIZE);						\
+	__end_wr_after_init = .;					\
+	. = ALIGN(align);
+#endif
+
 /*
  * Allow architectures to handle ro_after_init data on their
  * own by defining an empty RO_AFTER_INIT_DATA.
@@ -332,6 +351,7 @@
 		__start_rodata = .;					\
 		*(.rodata) *(.rodata.*)					\
 		RO_AFTER_INIT_DATA	/* Read only after init */	\
+		WR_AFTER_INIT_DATA(align) /* wr after init */	\
 		KEEP(*(__vermagic))	/* Kernel version magic */	\
 		. = ALIGN(8);						\
 		__start___tracepoints_ptrs = .;				\
diff --git a/include/linux/cache.h b/include/linux/cache.h
index 750621e41d1c..9a7e7134b887 100644
--- a/include/linux/cache.h
+++ b/include/linux/cache.h
@@ -31,6 +31,23 @@
 #define __ro_after_init __attribute__((__section__(".data..ro_after_init")))
 #endif
 
+/*
+ * __wr_after_init is used to mark objects that cannot be modified
+ * directly after init (i.e. after mark_rodata_ro() has been called).
+ * These objects become effectively read-only, from the perspective of
+ * performing a direct write, like a variable assignment.
+ * However, they can be altered through a dedicated function.
+ * It is intended for those objects which are occasionally modified after
+ * init, however they are modified so seldomly, that the extra cost from
+ * the indirect modification is either negligible or worth paying, for the
+ * sake of the protection gained.
+ */
+#ifndef __wr_after_init
+#define __wr_after_init \
+		__attribute__((__section__(".data..wr_after_init")))
+#endif
+
+
 #ifndef ____cacheline_aligned
 #define ____cacheline_aligned __attribute__((__aligned__(SMP_CACHE_BYTES)))
 #endif
-- 
2.19.1

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