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Date: Sat,  7 Sep 2019 01:11:22 -0500
From: "Christopher M. Riedl" <>
Subject: [PATCH v7 0/2] Restrict xmon when kernel is locked down

Xmon should be either fully or partially disabled depending on the
kernel lockdown state.

Put xmon into read-only mode for lockdown=integrity and completely
disable xmon when lockdown=confidentiality. Since this can occur
dynamically, there may be pre-existing, active breakpoints in xmon when
transitioning into read-only mode. These breakpoints will still trigger,
so allow them to be listed and cleared using xmon.

Changes since v6:
 - Add lockdown check in sysrq-trigger to prevent entry into xmon_core
 - Add lockdown check during init xmon setup for the case when booting
   with compile-time or cmdline lockdown=confidentialiaty

Changes since v5:
 - Do not spam print messages when attempting to enter xmon when

Changes since v4:
 - Move lockdown state checks into xmon_core
 - Allow clearing of breakpoints in xmon read-only mode
 - Test simple scenarios (combinations of xmon and lockdown cmdline
   options, setting breakpoints and changing lockdown state, etc) in
   QEMU and on an actual POWER8 VM
 - Rebase onto security/next-lockdown

Changes since v3:
 - Allow active breakpoints to be shown/listed in read-only mode

Changes since v2:
 - Rebased onto v36 of
   (based on: f632a8170a6b667ee4e3f552087588f0fe13c4bb)
 - Do not clear existing breakpoints when transitioning from
   lockdown=none to lockdown=integrity
 - Remove line continuation and dangling quote (confuses
   from the xmon command help/usage string

Christopher M. Riedl (2):
  powerpc/xmon: Allow listing and clearing breakpoints in read-only mode
  powerpc/xmon: Restrict when kernel is locked down

 arch/powerpc/xmon/xmon.c     | 119 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
 include/linux/security.h     |   2 +
 security/lockdown/lockdown.c |   2 +
 3 files changed, 97 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)


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