[PATCH v4 04/12] arm64: Basic Branch Target Identification support

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Fri Jan 10 10:28:00 PST 2020


On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 03:41:58PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/ptrace.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/ptrace.h
> index fbebb411ae20..212bba1f8d84 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/ptrace.h
> +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/ptrace.h
> @@ -35,8 +35,16 @@
>  #define GIC_PRIO_PSR_I_SET		(1 << 4)
>  
>  /* Additional SPSR bits not exposed in the UABI */
> +#define PSR_BTYPE_SHIFT		10
> +
>  #define PSR_IL_BIT		(1 << 20)
>  
> +/* Convenience names for the values of PSTATE.BTYPE */
> +#define PSR_BTYPE_NONE		(0b00 << PSR_BTYPE_SHIFT)
> +#define PSR_BTYPE_JC		(0b01 << PSR_BTYPE_SHIFT)
> +#define PSR_BTYPE_C		(0b10 << PSR_BTYPE_SHIFT)
> +#define PSR_BTYPE_J		(0b11 << PSR_BTYPE_SHIFT)

Would these be better placed in the uapi/ptrace.h?

> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/syscall.c b/arch/arm64/kernel/syscall.c
> index 9a9d98a443fc..ef80ecbd6eaf 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/kernel/syscall.c
> +++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/syscall.c
> @@ -98,6 +98,24 @@ static void el0_svc_common(struct pt_regs *regs, int scno, int sc_nr,
>  	regs->orig_x0 = regs->regs[0];
>  	regs->syscallno = scno;
>  
> +	/*
> +	 * BTI note:
> +	 * The architecture does not guarantee that SPSR.BTYPE is zero
> +	 * on taking an SVC, so we could return to userspace with a
> +	 * non-zero BTYPE after the syscall.

On page 2580 of the ARM ARM there is a statement that "any instruction
other than BR, ..." sets BTYPE to 0. Wouldn't SVC fall into the same
category?

> +	 *
> +	 * This shouldn't matter except when userspace is explicitly
> +	 * doing something stupid, such as setting PROT_BTI on a page
> +	 * that lacks conforming BTI/PACIxSP instructions, falling
> +	 * through from one executable page to another with differing
> +	 * PROT_BTI, or messing with BYTPE via ptrace: in such cases,

s/BYTPE/BTYPE/

Apart from the nitpicks above, the patch looks good to me:

Reviewed-by: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas at arm.com>



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