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SubjectRe: [PATCH 06/18] x86, barrier: stop speculation for failed access_ok
On Fri, 5 Jan 2018 18:52:07 -0800
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 5:10 PM, Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> wrote:
> > From: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
> >
> > When access_ok fails we should always stop speculating.
> > Add the required barriers to the x86 access_ok macro.
>
> Honestly, this seems completely bogus.

Also for x86-64 if we are trusting that an AND with a constant won't get
speculated into something else surely we can just and the address with ~(1
<< 63) before copying from/to user space ? The user will then just
speculatively steal their own memory.

Alan


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