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SubjectRe: [PATCH 05/11] x86/fpu: set PKRU state for kernel threads
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On 10/18/2018 01:46 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> Setting it to allow-all/none would let the operation always fail or
> succeed which might be an improvement in terms of debugging. However it
> is hard to judge what the correct behaviour should be. Should fail or
> succeed.

Succeed. :)

> But this is not the only loophole: There is ptrace interface which is
> used by gdb (just checked) and also bypasses PKRU. So…

Bypassing protection keys is not a big deal IMNHO. In places where a
sane one is not readily available, I'm totally fine with just
effectively disabling it (PKRU=0) for the length of time it isn't available.

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