[PATCHv3 3/7] arm64: Move cpu_resume into the text section

Stephen Boyd sboyd at codeaurora.org
Mon Aug 25 18:08:45 PDT 2014

On 08/25/14 17:43, Laura Abbott wrote:

> Good point. I think this was a patch I added when I was debugging other
> issues and assumed it would be needed (code in .data segment, seems
> naturally a problem, right?) . When I revert the patch though it seems
> to work just fine. I suspect the comment about pc relative load is no
> longer relevant since I use the relocation trick to properly access
> sleep_save_sp in the data section.

Ah good. Can we move this code to the text section on arm32 as well
please? Probably update the commit text too.

> Since it's not technically needed, I could drop the patch and add one
> adding the comment back saying this was done on purpose. On the other
> hand, I wonder if I could do something 'interesting' by modifying
> the cpu_resume code since it's writable if I was a malicious
> program.

Even moving the cpu_resume function into the text section doesn't
prevent a malicious program which can write to the sleep_save_sp area to
use a different resume function. I suppose that is a bit harder to do

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