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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 1/5] KVM: arm64: Add a vcpu flag to control ptrauth for guest
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On 17/04/2019 15:52, Dave Martin wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 03:19:11PM +0100, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>> On 17/04/2019 14:08, Amit Daniel Kachhap wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> On 4/17/19 2:05 PM, Marc Zyngier wrote:
>>>> On 12/04/2019 04:20, Amit Daniel Kachhap wrote:
>>>>> A per vcpu flag is added to check if pointer authentication is
>>>>> enabled for the vcpu or not. This flag may be enabled according to
>>>>> the necessary user policies and host capabilities.
>>>>>
>>>>> This patch also adds a helper to check the flag.
>>>>>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Amit Daniel Kachhap <amit.kachhap@arm.com>
>>>>> Cc: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
>>>>> Cc: Marc Zyngier <marc.zyngier@arm.com>
>>>>> Cc: Christoffer Dall <christoffer.dall@arm.com>
>>>>> Cc: kvmarm@lists.cs.columbia.edu
>>>>> ---
>>>>>
>>>>> Changes since v8:
>>>>> * Added a new per vcpu flag which will store Pointer Authentication enable
>>>>> status instead of checking them again. [Dave Martin]
>>>>>
>>>>> arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h | 4 ++++
>>>>> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
>>>>> index 9d57cf8..31dbc7c 100644
>>>>> --- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
>>>>> +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/kvm_host.h
>>>>> @@ -355,10 +355,14 @@ struct kvm_vcpu_arch {
>>>>> #define KVM_ARM64_HOST_SVE_ENABLED (1 << 4) /* SVE enabled for EL0 */
>>>>> #define KVM_ARM64_GUEST_HAS_SVE (1 << 5) /* SVE exposed to guest */
>>>>> #define KVM_ARM64_VCPU_SVE_FINALIZED (1 << 6) /* SVE config completed */
>>>>> +#define KVM_ARM64_GUEST_HAS_PTRAUTH (1 << 7) /* PTRAUTH exposed to guest */
>>>>>
>>>>> #define vcpu_has_sve(vcpu) (system_supports_sve() && \
>>>>> ((vcpu)->arch.flags & KVM_ARM64_GUEST_HAS_SVE))
>>>>>
>>>>> +#define vcpu_has_ptrauth(vcpu) \
>>>>> + ((vcpu)->arch.flags & KVM_ARM64_GUEST_HAS_PTRAUTH)
>>>>> +
>>>>
>>>> Just as for SVE, please first check that the system has PTRAUTH.
>>>> Something like:
>>>>
>>>> (cpus_have_const_cap(ARM64_HAS_GENERIC_AUTH_ARCH) && \
>>>> ((vcpu)->arch.flags & KVM_ARM64_GUEST_HAS_PTRAUTH))
>>>
>>> In the subsequent patches, vcpu->arch.flags is only set to
>>> KVM_ARM64_GUEST_HAS_PTRAUTH when all host capability check conditions
>>> matches such as system_supports_address_auth(),
>>> system_supports_generic_auth() so doing them again is repetitive in my view.
>>
>> It isn't the setting of the flag I care about, but the check of that
>> flag. Checking a flag for a feature that cannot be used on the running
>> system should have a zero cost, which isn't the case here.
>>
>> Granted, the impact should be minimal and it looks like it mostly happen
>> on the slow path, but at the very least it would be consistent. So even
>> if you don't buy my argument about efficiency, please change it in the
>> name of consistency.
>
> One of the annoyances here is there is no single static key for ptrauth.
>
> I'm assuming we don't want to check both static keys (for address and
> generic auth) on hot paths.

They both just branches, so I don't see why not. Of course, for people
using a lesser compiler (gcc 4.8 or clang), things will suck. But they
got it coming anyway.

Thanks,

M.

> Checking just one of the two possibilities is OK for now, but we need
> to comment clearly somewhere that that will break if KVM is changed
> later to expose ptrauth to guests when the host doesn't support both
> types.
>
> Cheers
> ---Dave
>


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