[PATCH v2 11/11] arm64: Implement branch predictor hardening for affected Cortex-A CPUs
marc.zyngier at arm.com
Fri Jan 5 06:57:16 PST 2018
On 05/01/18 14:46, James Morse wrote:
> Hi Marc, Will,
> (SOB-chain suggests a missing From: tag on this and patch 7)
> On 05/01/18 13:12, Will Deacon wrote:
>> Cortex-A57, A72, A73 and A75 are susceptible to branch predictor aliasing
>> and can theoretically be attacked by malicious code.
>> This patch implements a PSCI-based mitigation for these CPUs when available.
>> The call into firmware will invalidate the branch predictor state, preventing
>> any malicious entries from affecting other victim contexts.
>> Signed-off-by: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier at arm.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com>
>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/bpi.S b/arch/arm64/kernel/bpi.S
>> index 06a931eb2673..2e9146534174 100644
>> --- a/arch/arm64/kernel/bpi.S
>> +++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/bpi.S
>> @@ -53,3 +53,27 @@ ENTRY(__bp_harden_hyp_vecs_start)
>> vectors __kvm_hyp_vector
>> + sub sp, sp, #(8 * 18)
> Where does 18 come from? Isn't this storing 9 sets of 16 bytes?
Or 18 registers of 8 bytes each.
>> + stp x16, x17, [sp, #(16 * 0)]
>> + stp x14, x15, [sp, #(16 * 1)]
>> + stp x12, x13, [sp, #(16 * 2)]
>> + stp x10, x11, [sp, #(16 * 3)]
>> + stp x8, x9, [sp, #(16 * 4)]
>> + stp x6, x7, [sp, #(16 * 5)]
>> + stp x4, x5, [sp, #(16 * 6)]
>> + stp x2, x3, [sp, #(16 * 7)]
>> + stp x0, x1, [sp, #(18 * 8)]
> 16->18 typo?
/me bashes head against keyboard, as this is likely to generate less
crap then me trying to write something half correct...
The fun part is that the Seattle box I booted yesterday with that crap
is still happily churning along. I guess I'm corrupting something that
really doesn't matter...
>> + mov x0, #0x84000000
>> + smc #0
>> + ldp x16, x17, [sp, #(16 * 0)]
>> + ldp x14, x15, [sp, #(16 * 1)]
>> + ldp x12, x13, [sp, #(16 * 2)]
>> + ldp x10, x11, [sp, #(16 * 3)]
>> + ldp x8, x9, [sp, #(16 * 4)]
>> + ldp x6, x7, [sp, #(16 * 5)]
>> + ldp x4, x5, [sp, #(16 * 6)]
>> + ldp x2, x3, [sp, #(16 * 7)]
>> + ldp x0, x1, [sp, #(18 * 8)]
>> + add sp, sp, #(8 * 18)
> (and here?)
Thanks for pointing that out. I'll fetch a brown paper bag.
Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny...
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