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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/23] x86, kaiser: disable global pages
On Wed, 1 Nov 2017, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On 11/01/2017 02:18 PM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > On Tue, 31 Oct 2017, Dave Hansen wrote:
> >> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_types.h~kaiser-prep-disable-global-pages 2017-10-31 15:03:49.314064402 -0700
> >> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_types.h 2017-10-31 15:03:49.323064827 -0700
> >> @@ -47,7 +47,12 @@
> >> #define _PAGE_ACCESSED (_AT(pteval_t, 1) << _PAGE_BIT_ACCESSED)
> >> #define _PAGE_DIRTY (_AT(pteval_t, 1) << _PAGE_BIT_DIRTY)
> >> #define _PAGE_PSE (_AT(pteval_t, 1) << _PAGE_BIT_PSE)
> >> +#ifdef CONFIG_X86_GLOBAL_PAGES
> >> #define _PAGE_GLOBAL (_AT(pteval_t, 1) << _PAGE_BIT_GLOBAL)
> >> +#else
> >> +/* We must ensure that kernel TLBs are unusable while in userspace */
> >> +#define _PAGE_GLOBAL (_AT(pteval_t, 0))
> >> +#endif
> >
> > What you really want to do here is to clear PAGE_GLOBAL in the
> > supported_pte_mask. probe_page_size_mask() is the proper place for that.
>
> How does something like this look? I just remove _PAGE_GLOBAL from the
> default __PAGE_KERNEL permissions.

That should work, but how do you bring _PAGE_GLOBAL back when kaiser is
disabled at boot/runtime?

You might want to make __PAGE_KERNEL_GLOBAL a variable, but that might be
impossible for the early ASM stuff.

> I was a bit worried that if we pull _PAGE_GLOBAL out of
> __supported_pte_mask itself, we might not be able to use it for the
> shadow entries that map the entry/exit code like Linus suggested.

Hmm. Good point.

Thanks,

tglx

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