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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/4] x86,module: Detect VMX vs SLD conflicts
On Tue, Apr 07, 2020 at 01:02:39PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> It turns out that with Split-Lock-Detect enabled (default) any VMX
> hypervisor needs at least a little modification in order to not blindly
> inject the #AC into the guest without the guest being ready for it.
>
> Since there is no telling which module implements a hypervisor, scan
> all out-of-tree modules' text and look for VMX instructions and refuse
> to load it when SLD is enabled (default) and the module isn't marked
> 'sld_safe'.
>
> Hypervisors, which have been modified and are known to work correctly,
> can add:
>
> MODULE_INFO(sld_safe, "Y");
>
> to explicitly tell the module loader they're good.

What's to keep any out-of-tree module from adding this same module info
"flag" and just lie about it? Isn't that what you are trying to catch
here, or is it a case of, "if you lie, your code will break" as well?

thanks,

greg k-h

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