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Subject[PATCH v4 04/23] x86/mm: Save DRs when loading a temporary mm
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From: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>

Prevent user watchpoints from mistakenly firing while the temporary mm
is being used. As the addresses that of the temporary mm might overlap
those of the user-process, this is necessary to prevent wrong signals
or worse things from happening.

Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>
Signed-off-by: Rick Edgecombe <rick.p.edgecombe@intel.com>
---
arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 23 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h
index d684b954f3c0..81861862038a 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/mmu_context.h
@@ -13,6 +13,7 @@
#include <asm/tlbflush.h>
#include <asm/paravirt.h>
#include <asm/mpx.h>
+#include <asm/debugreg.h>

extern atomic64_t last_mm_ctx_id;

@@ -380,6 +381,21 @@ static inline temp_mm_state_t use_temporary_mm(struct mm_struct *mm)
lockdep_assert_irqs_disabled();
state.prev = this_cpu_read(cpu_tlbstate.loaded_mm);
switch_mm_irqs_off(NULL, mm, current);
+
+ /*
+ * If breakpoints are enabled, disable them while the temporary mm is
+ * used. Userspace might set up watchpoints on addresses that are used
+ * in the temporary mm, which would lead to wrong signals being sent or
+ * crashes.
+ *
+ * Note that breakpoints are not disabled selectively, which also causes
+ * kernel breakpoints (e.g., perf's) to be disabled. This might be
+ * undesirable, but still seems reasonable as the code that runs in the
+ * temporary mm should be short.
+ */
+ if (hw_breakpoint_active())
+ hw_breakpoint_disable();
+
return state;
}

@@ -387,6 +403,13 @@ static inline void unuse_temporary_mm(temp_mm_state_t prev)
{
lockdep_assert_irqs_disabled();
switch_mm_irqs_off(NULL, prev.prev, current);
+
+ /*
+ * Restore the breakpoints if they were disabled before the temporary mm
+ * was loaded.
+ */
+ if (hw_breakpoint_active())
+ hw_breakpoint_restore();
}

#endif /* _ASM_X86_MMU_CONTEXT_H */
--
2.17.1
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