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Subject[PATCH v20 21/28] x86/fault: Attempt to fixup unhandled #PF in vDSO before signaling
From: Sean Christopherson <>

vDSO functions can now leverage an exception fixup mechanism similar to
kernel exception fixup. For vDSO exception fixup, the initial user is
Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX), which will wrap the low-level
transitions to/from the enclave, i.e. EENTER and ERESUME instructions,
in a vDSO function and leverage fixup to intercept exceptions that would
otherwise generate a signal. This allows the vDSO wrapper to return the
fault information directly to its caller, obviating the need for SGX
applications and libraries to juggle signal handlers.

Attempt to fixup vDSO exceptions immediately prior to populating and
sending signal information. Except for the delivery mechanism, an
exception in a vDSO function should be treated like any other exception
in userspace, e.g. any fault that is successfully handled by the kernel
should not be directly visible to userspace.

Suggested-by: Andy Lutomirski <>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <>
Cc: Jarkko Sakkinen <>
Cc: Dave Hansen <>
Cc: Josh Triplett <>
Signed-off-by: Sean Christopherson <>
arch/x86/mm/fault.c | 7 +++++++
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
index 5babd515f616..13be0c67379e 100644
--- a/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/fault.c
@@ -28,6 +28,7 @@
#include <asm/mmu_context.h> /* vma_pkey() */
#include <asm/efi.h> /* efi_recover_from_page_fault()*/
#include <asm/desc.h> /* store_idt(), ... */
+#include <asm/vdso.h> /* fixup_vdso_exception() */

#include <asm/trace/exceptions.h>
@@ -936,6 +937,9 @@ __bad_area_nosemaphore(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long error_code,

sanitize_error_code(address, &error_code);

+ if (fixup_vdso_exception(regs, X86_TRAP_PF, error_code, address))
+ return;
if (likely(show_unhandled_signals))
show_signal_msg(regs, error_code, address, tsk);

@@ -1055,6 +1059,9 @@ do_sigbus(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long error_code, unsigned long address,

sanitize_error_code(address, &error_code);

+ if (fixup_vdso_exception(regs, X86_TRAP_PF, error_code, address))
+ return;
set_signal_archinfo(address, error_code);

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