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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 05/11] x86: Makefile: Add build and config option for CONFIG_FG_KASLR
On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 02:24:51PM -0700, Kristen Carlson Accardi wrote:
> On Tue, 2020-02-25 at 12:55 -0500, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 05, 2020 at 02:39:44PM -0800, Kristen Carlson Accardi
> > wrote:
> > > Allow user to select CONFIG_FG_KASLR if dependencies are met.
> > > Change
> > > the make file to build with -ffunction-sections if CONFIG_FG_KASLR
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Kristen Carlson Accardi <kristen@linux.intel.com>
> > > ---
> > > Makefile | 4 ++++
> > > arch/x86/Kconfig | 13 +++++++++++++
> > > 2 files changed, 17 insertions(+)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> > > index c50ef91f6136..41438a921666 100644
> > > --- a/Makefile
> > > +++ b/Makefile
> > > @@ -846,6 +846,10 @@ ifdef CONFIG_LIVEPATCH
> > > KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-option, -flive-patching=inline-clone)
> > > endif
> > >
> > > +ifdef CONFIG_FG_KASLR
> > > +KBUILD_CFLAGS += -ffunction-sections
> > > +endif
> > > +
> >
> > With -ffunction-sections I get a few unreachable code warnings from
> > objtool.
> >
> > [...]
> > net/mac80211/ibss.o: warning: objtool:
> > ieee80211_ibss_work.cold()+0x157: unreachable instruction
> > drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.o: warning: objtool:
> > e1000_clean.cold()+0x0: unreachable instruction
> > net/core/skbuff.o: warning: objtool: skb_dump.cold()+0x3fd:
> > unreachable instruction
>
> I'm still working on a solution, but the issue here is that any .cold
> function is going to be in a different section than the related
> function, and when objtool is searching for instructions in
> find_insn(), it assumes that it must be in the same section as the
> caller.

Can we teach objtool about this? It doesn't seem too unreasonable.

--
Kees Cook

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