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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 2/7] x86/boot/compressed: Force hidden visibility for all symbol references
On Tue, 14 Jul 2020 at 12:21, Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 4:09 PM Arvind Sankar <nivedita@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> >
> > From: Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>
> >
> > Eliminate all GOT entries in the decompressor binary, by forcing hidden
> > visibility for all symbol references, which informs the compiler that
> > such references will be resolved at link time without the need for
> > allocating GOT entries.
> >
> > To ensure that no GOT entries will creep back in, add an assertion to
> > the decompressor linker script that will fire if the .got section has
> > a non-zero size.
> >
> > [Arvind: fixup -include hidden.h to -include $(srctree)/$(src)/hidden.h]
> >
>
> Thanks for your v3 patchset.
>
> I tried your initial patchset and informed you about the <hidden.h>
> include file handling.
> Dropped your patchset against Linux v5.7 as I got no (satisfying) replies.

Dropped from where? This series should be taken through the -tip tree.

> For me this one is missing a Reported-by of mine.
>

We don't usually add reported-by lines for issues that were resolved
before the series was merged, given that the reported issue never
existed in mainline to begin with.

> As I want to test the whole v3 series, I will report later.
>

A tested-by is always appreciated.

> - Sedat -
>
> > Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>
> > Acked-by: Arvind Sankar <nivedita@alum.mit.edu>
> > Signed-off-by: Arvind Sankar <nivedita@alum.mit.edu>
> > From: Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>
> > Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20200523120021.34996-3-ardb@kernel.org
> > ---
> > arch/x86/boot/compressed/Makefile | 1 +
> > arch/x86/boot/compressed/hidden.h | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
> > arch/x86/boot/compressed/vmlinux.lds.S | 1 +
> > 3 files changed, 21 insertions(+)
> > create mode 100644 arch/x86/boot/compressed/hidden.h
> >
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/Makefile b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/Makefile
> > index 7619742f91c9..b01c8aed0f23 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/Makefile
> > +++ b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/Makefile
> > @@ -42,6 +42,7 @@ KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-disable-warning, gnu)
> > KBUILD_CFLAGS += -Wno-pointer-sign
> > KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-option,-fmacro-prefix-map=$(srctree)/=)
> > KBUILD_CFLAGS += -fno-asynchronous-unwind-tables
> > +KBUILD_CFLAGS += -include $(srctree)/$(src)/hidden.h
> >
> > KBUILD_AFLAGS := $(KBUILD_CFLAGS) -D__ASSEMBLY__
> > GCOV_PROFILE := n
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/hidden.h b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/hidden.h
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 000000000000..49a17b6b5962
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/hidden.h
> > @@ -0,0 +1,19 @@
> > +/* SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0 */
> > +/*
> > + * When building position independent code with GCC using the -fPIC option,
> > + * (or even the -fPIE one on older versions), it will assume that we are
> > + * building a dynamic object (either a shared library or an executable) that
> > + * may have symbol references that can only be resolved at load time. For a
> > + * variety of reasons (ELF symbol preemption, the CoW footprint of the section
> > + * that is modified by the loader), this results in all references to symbols
> > + * with external linkage to go via entries in the Global Offset Table (GOT),
> > + * which carries absolute addresses which need to be fixed up when the
> > + * executable image is loaded at an offset which is different from its link
> > + * time offset.
> > + *
> > + * Fortunately, there is a way to inform the compiler that such symbol
> > + * references will be satisfied at link time rather than at load time, by
> > + * giving them 'hidden' visibility.
> > + */
> > +
> > +#pragma GCC visibility push(hidden)
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/vmlinux.lds.S b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/vmlinux.lds.S
> > index b17d218ccdf9..4bcc943842ab 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/boot/compressed/vmlinux.lds.S
> > +++ b/arch/x86/boot/compressed/vmlinux.lds.S
> > @@ -81,6 +81,7 @@ SECTIONS
> > DISCARDS
> > }
> >
> > +ASSERT(SIZEOF(.got) == 0, "Unexpected GOT entries detected!")
> > #ifdef CONFIG_X86_64
> > ASSERT(SIZEOF(.got.plt) == 0 || SIZEOF(.got.plt) == 0x18, "Unexpected GOT/PLT entries detected!")
> > #else
> > --
> > 2.26.2
> >

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