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authorRik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>2017-09-06 16:25:11 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2017-09-06 17:27:30 -0700
commitdf3735c5b40fad8d0d28eb8ab065fe955b3347ee (patch)
treebc129ace2fd3618f5af6d9387d41d5aa32d72f6c /arch
parent493b0e9d945fa9dfe96be93ae41b4ca4b6fdb317 (diff)
x86,mpx: make mpx depend on x86-64 to free up VMA flag
Patch series "mm,fork,security: introduce MADV_WIPEONFORK", v4. If a child process accesses memory that was MADV_WIPEONFORK, it will get zeroes. The address ranges are still valid, they are just empty. If a child process accesses memory that was MADV_DONTFORK, it will get a segmentation fault, since those address ranges are no longer valid in the child after fork. Since MADV_DONTFORK also seems to be used to allow very large programs to fork in systems with strict memory overcommit restrictions, changing the semantics of MADV_DONTFORK might break existing programs. The use case is libraries that store or cache information, and want to know that they need to regenerate it in the child process after fork. Examples of this would be: - systemd/pulseaudio API checks (fail after fork) (replacing a getpid check, which is too slow without a PID cache) - PKCS#11 API reinitialization check (mandated by specification) - glibc's upcoming PRNG (reseed after fork) - OpenSSL PRNG (reseed after fork) The security benefits of a forking server having a re-inialized PRNG in every child process are pretty obvious. However, due to libraries having all kinds of internal state, and programs getting compiled with many different versions of each library, it is unreasonable to expect calling programs to re-initialize everything manually after fork. A further complication is the proliferation of clone flags, programs bypassing glibc's functions to call clone directly, and programs calling unshare, causing the glibc pthread_atfork hook to not get called. It would be better to have the kernel take care of this automatically. The patchset also adds MADV_KEEPONFORK, to undo the effects of a prior MADV_WIPEONFORK. This is similar to the OpenBSD minherit syscall with MAP_INHERIT_ZERO: https://man.openbsd.org/minherit.2 This patch (of 2): MPX only seems to be available on 64 bit CPUs, starting with Skylake and Goldmont. Move VM_MPX into the 64 bit only portion of vma->vm_flags, in order to free up a VMA flag. Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20170811212829.29186-2-riel@redhat.com Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> Acked-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com> Cc: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com> Cc: Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com> Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net> Cc: Will Drewry <wad@chromium.org> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill@shutemov.name> Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> Cc: Colm MacCártaigh <colm@allcosts.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig b/arch/x86/Kconfig
index acb366bf6bc1..4b278a33ccbb 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/x86/Kconfig
@@ -1806,7 +1806,9 @@ config X86_SMAP
config X86_INTEL_MPX
prompt "Intel MPX (Memory Protection Extensions)"
def_bool n
- depends on CPU_SUP_INTEL
+ # Note: only available in 64-bit mode due to VMA flags shortage
+ depends on CPU_SUP_INTEL && X86_64
MPX provides hardware features that can be used in
conjunction with compiler-instrumented code to check