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Subject[PATCH 5.6 071/126] powerpc/64s: Disable STRICT_KERNEL_RWX
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From: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>

commit 8659a0e0efdd975c73355dbc033f79ba3b31e82c upstream.

Several strange crashes have been eventually traced back to
STRICT_KERNEL_RWX and its interaction with code patching.

Various paths in our ftrace, kprobes and other patching code need to
be hardened against patching failures, otherwise we can end up running
with partially/incorrectly patched ftrace paths, kprobes or jump
labels, which can then cause strange crashes.

Although fixes for those are in development, they're not -rc material.

There also seem to be problems with the underlying strict RWX logic,
which needs further debugging.

So for now disable STRICT_KERNEL_RWX on 64-bit to prevent people from
enabling the option and tripping over the bugs.

Fixes: 1e0fc9d1eb2b ("powerpc/Kconfig: Enable STRICT_KERNEL_RWX for some configs")
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org # v4.13+
Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20200520133605.972649-1-mpe@ellerman.id.au
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>

---
arch/powerpc/Kconfig | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/powerpc/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/powerpc/Kconfig
@@ -129,7 +129,7 @@ config PPC
select ARCH_HAS_PTE_SPECIAL
select ARCH_HAS_MEMBARRIER_CALLBACKS
select ARCH_HAS_SCALED_CPUTIME if VIRT_CPU_ACCOUNTING_NATIVE && PPC_BOOK3S_64
- select ARCH_HAS_STRICT_KERNEL_RWX if ((PPC_BOOK3S_64 || PPC32) && !HIBERNATION)
+ select ARCH_HAS_STRICT_KERNEL_RWX if (PPC32 && !HIBERNATION)
select ARCH_HAS_TICK_BROADCAST if GENERIC_CLOCKEVENTS_BROADCAST
select ARCH_HAS_UACCESS_FLUSHCACHE
select ARCH_HAS_UACCESS_MCSAFE if PPC64

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