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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 21/27] x86/cet/shstk: Introduce WRUSS instruction
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On 10/11/18 8:15 AM, Yu-cheng Yu wrote:
> --- a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
> @@ -1305,6 +1305,15 @@ __do_page_fault(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long error_code,
> error_code |= X86_PF_USER;
> flags |= FAULT_FLAG_USER;
> } else {
> + /*
> + * WRUSS is a kernel instruction and but writes
> + * to user shadow stack. When a fault occurs,
> + * both X86_PF_USER and X86_PF_SHSTK are set.
> + * Clear X86_PF_USER here.
> + */
> + if ((error_code & (X86_PF_USER | X86_PF_SHSTK)) ==
> + (X86_PF_USER | X86_PF_SHSTK))
> + error_code &= ~X86_PF_USER;
This hunk of code basically points out that the architecture of WRUSS is
broken for Linux. The setting of X86_PF_USER for a ring-0 instruction
really is a mis-feature of the architecture for us and we *undo* it in
software which is unfortunate. Wish I would have caught this earlier.

Andy, note that this is another case where hw_error_code and
sw_error_code will diverge, unfortunately.

Anyway, this is going to necessitate some comment updates in the page
fault code. Yu-cheng, you are going to collide with some recent changes
I made to the page fault code. Please be careful with the context when
you do the merge and make sure that all the new comments stay correct.

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