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SubjectRe: [PATCH] LDT improvements
On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 4:43 AM, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 11:22:21PM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> I think I like this approach. I also think it might be nice to move the
>> whole cpu_entry_area into this new pgd range so that we can stop mucking
>> around with the fixmap.
>
> Yeah, and also, I don't like the idea of sacrificing a whole PGD
> only for the LDT crap which is optional, even. Frankly - and this
> is just me - I'd make CONFIG_KERNEL_PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION xor
> CONFIG_MODIFY_LDT_SYSCALL and don't give a rat's *ss about the LDT.

The PGD sacrifice doesn't bother me. Putting a writable LDT map at a
constant address does bother me. We could probably get away with RO
if we trapped and handled the nasty faults, but that could be very
problematic.

The version here:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/luto/linux.git/commit/?h=x86/pti&id=a74d1009ac72a1f04ec5bcd338a4bdbe170ab776

actually seems to work.

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