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Subject[RFC PATCH v2 00/18] livepatch: hybrid consistency model
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This is v2 of the livepatch hybrid consistency model, based on
linux-next/master.

v1 of this patch set was posted over a year ago:

https://lkml.kernel.org/r/cover.1423499826.git.jpoimboe@redhat.com

The biggest complaint at that time was that stack traces are unreliable.
Since CONFIG_STACK_VALIDATION was merged, that issue has been addressed.
I've also tried to address all other outstanding complaints and issues.

Ingo and Peter, note that I'm using task_rq_lock() in patch 17/18 to
make sure a task stays asleep while its stack gets checked. I'm not
sure if there's a better way to achieve that goal -- any suggestions
there would be greatly appreciated.

Patches 1-7 create a mechanism for detecting whether a given stack trace
can be deemed reliable.

Patches 8-18 add the consistency model. See patch 17/18 for more
details about the consistency model itself.

Remaining TODOs:
- how to patch kthreads without RELIABLE_STACKTRACE?
- safe patch module removal
- fake signal facility
- allow user to force a task to the patched state
- enable the patching of kthreads which are sleeping on affected
functions, via the livepatch ftrace handler
- WARN on certain stack error conditions

v2:
- "universe" -> "patch state"
- rename klp_update_task_universe() -> klp_patch_task()
- add preempt IRQ tracking (TF_PREEMPT_IRQ)
- fix print_context_stack_reliable() bug
- improve print_context_stack_reliable() comments
- klp_ftrace_handler comment fixes
- add "patch_state" proc file to tid_base_stuff
- schedule work even for !RELIABLE_STACKTRACE
- forked child inherits patch state from parent
- add detailed comment to livepatch.h klp_func definition about the
klp_func patched/transition state transitions
- update exit_to_usermode_loop() comment
- clear all TIF_KLP_NEED_UPDATE flags in klp_complete_transition()
- remove unnecessary function externs
- add livepatch documentation, sysfs documentation, /proc documentation
- /proc/pid/patch_state: -1 means no patch is currently being applied/reverted
- "TIF_KLP_NEED_UPDATE" -> "TIF_PATCH_PENDING"
- support for s390 and powerpc-le
- don't assume stacks with dynamic ftrace trampolines are reliable
- add _TIF_ALLWORK_MASK info to commit log

v1.9:
- revive from the dead and rebased
- reliable stacks!
- add support for immediate consistency model
- add a ton of comments
- fix up memory barriers
- remove "allow patch modules to be removed" patch for now, it still
needs more discussion and thought - it can be done with something
- "proc/pid/universe" -> "proc/pid/patch_status"
- remove WARN_ON_ONCE from !func condition in ftrace handler -- can
happen because of RCU
- keep klp_mutex private by putting the work_fn in core.c
- convert states from int to boolean
- remove obsolete '@state' comments
- several header file and include improvements suggested by Jiri S
- change kallsyms_lookup_size_offset() errors from EINVAL -> ENOENT
- change proc file permissions S_IRUGO -> USR
- use klp_for_each_object/func helpers


Jiri Slaby (1):
livepatch/s390: reorganize TIF thread flag bits

Josh Poimboeuf (16):
x86/asm/head: clean up initial stack variable
x86/asm/head: use a common function for starting CPUs
x86/asm/head: standardize the bottom of the stack for idle tasks
x86: move _stext marker before head code
sched: add task flag for preempt IRQ tracking
x86: dump_trace() error handling
stacktrace/x86: function for detecting reliable stack traces
livepatch: temporary stubs for klp_patch_pending() and
klp_patch_task()
livepatch/x86: add TIF_PATCH_PENDING thread flag
livepatch/powerpc: add TIF_PATCH_PENDING thread flag
livepatch: separate enabled and patched states
livepatch: remove unnecessary object loaded check
livepatch: move patching functions into patch.c
livepatch: store function sizes
livepatch: change to a per-task consistency model
livepatch: add /proc/<pid>/patch_state

Miroslav Benes (1):
livepatch/s390: add TIF_PATCH_PENDING thread flag

Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-kernel-livepatch | 8 +
Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt | 18 +
Documentation/livepatch/livepatch.txt | 132 ++++++-
arch/Kconfig | 6 +
arch/powerpc/include/asm/thread_info.h | 4 +-
arch/powerpc/kernel/signal.c | 4 +
arch/s390/include/asm/thread_info.h | 24 +-
arch/s390/kernel/entry.S | 31 +-
arch/x86/Kconfig | 1 +
arch/x86/entry/common.c | 9 +-
arch/x86/include/asm/realmode.h | 2 +-
arch/x86/include/asm/smp.h | 3 -
arch/x86/include/asm/stacktrace.h | 36 +-
arch/x86/include/asm/thread_info.h | 2 +
arch/x86/kernel/acpi/sleep.c | 2 +-
arch/x86/kernel/dumpstack.c | 108 +++++-
arch/x86/kernel/dumpstack_32.c | 22 +-
arch/x86/kernel/dumpstack_64.c | 53 ++-
arch/x86/kernel/head_32.S | 8 +-
arch/x86/kernel/head_64.S | 34 +-
arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c | 2 +-
arch/x86/kernel/stacktrace.c | 24 ++
arch/x86/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S | 2 +-
fs/proc/base.c | 15 +
include/linux/init_task.h | 9 +
include/linux/kernel.h | 1 +
include/linux/livepatch.h | 57 ++-
include/linux/sched.h | 4 +
include/linux/stacktrace.h | 20 +-
kernel/extable.c | 2 +-
kernel/fork.c | 5 +-
kernel/livepatch/Makefile | 2 +-
kernel/livepatch/core.c | 342 +++++-----------
kernel/livepatch/patch.c | 254 ++++++++++++
kernel/livepatch/patch.h | 33 ++
kernel/livepatch/transition.c | 474 +++++++++++++++++++++++
kernel/livepatch/transition.h | 14 +
kernel/sched/core.c | 4 +
kernel/sched/idle.c | 4 +
kernel/stacktrace.c | 4 +-
lib/Kconfig.debug | 6 +
41 files changed, 1413 insertions(+), 372 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 kernel/livepatch/patch.c
create mode 100644 kernel/livepatch/patch.h
create mode 100644 kernel/livepatch/transition.c
create mode 100644 kernel/livepatch/transition.h

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