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SubjectRe: [kernel-hardening] [PATCH v5 04/10] arm64: Add __flush_tlb_one()
On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 10:35:36AM -0600, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> Hi Mark,
>
> On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 12:26:03PM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 02:07:49PM -0600, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> > > +static inline void __flush_tlb_one(unsigned long addr)
> > > +{
> > > + dsb(ishst);
> > > + __tlbi(vaae1is, addr >> 12);
> > > + dsb(ish);
> > > + isb();
> > > +}
> >
> > Is this going to be called by generic code?
>
> Yes, it's called in mm/xpfo.c:xpfo_kunmap.
>
> > It would be nice if we could drop 'kernel' into the name, to make it clear this
> > is intended to affect the kernel mappings, which have different maintenance
> > requirements to user mappings.

> It's named __flush_tlb_one after the x86 (and a few other arches)
> function of the same name. I can change it to flush_tlb_kernel_page,
> but then we'll need some x86-specific code to map the name as well.
>
> Maybe since it's called from generic code that's warranted though?
> I'll change the implementation for now, let me know what you want to
> do about the name.

I think it would be preferable to do so, to align with
flush_tlb_kernel_range(), which is an existing generic interface.

That said, is there any reason not to use flush_tlb_kernel_range()
directly?

Thanks,
Mark.

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