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SubjectRe: [PATCH] locking/refcounts, x86/asm: Use unique .text section for refcount exceptions

* Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:

> Using .text.unlikely for refcount exceptions isn't safe because gcc may
> move entire functions into .text.unlikely (e.g. in6_dev_get()), which
> would cause any uses of a protected refcount_t function to stay inline
> with the function, triggering the protection unconditionally:
>
> .section .text.unlikely,"ax",@progbits
> .type in6_dev_get, @function
> in6_dev_getx:
> .LFB4673:
> .loc 2 4128 0
> .cfi_startproc
> ...
> lock; incl 480(%rbx)
> js 111f
> .pushsection .text.unlikely
> 111: lea 480(%rbx), %rcx
> 112: .byte 0x0f, 0xff
> .popsection
> 113:
>
> This creates a unique .text section and adds an additional test to the
> exception handler to WARN in the case of having none of OF, SF, nor ZF
> set so we can see things like this more easily in the future.
>
> Reported-by: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
> Fixes: 7a46ec0e2f48 ("locking/refcounts, x86/asm: Implement fast refcount overflow protection")
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> ---
> arch/x86/Kconfig | 2 +-
> arch/x86/include/asm/refcount.h | 2 +-
> arch/x86/mm/extable.c | 7 ++++++-
> include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h | 1 +
> 4 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Could you please split this into two patches: one that fixes the .unlikely bug,
the other that re-enables the optimized version?

Should there be any other problem with refcounts this would make any bisection
result more clear-cut.

Thanks,

Ingo

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