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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 07/17] arm64: add basic pointer authentication support
On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 09:36:16AM +0100, Ramana Radhakrishnan wrote:
> On 19/10/2018 12:15, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 05, 2018 at 09:47:44AM +0100, Kristina Martsenko wrote:
> >> diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h
> >> new file mode 100644
> >> index 000000000000..2aefedc31d9e
> >> --- /dev/null
> >> +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h
> >> @@ -0,0 +1,63 @@
> >> +// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> >> +#ifndef __ASM_POINTER_AUTH_H
> >> +#define __ASM_POINTER_AUTH_H
> >> +
> >> +#include <linux/random.h>
> >> +
> >> +#include <asm/cpufeature.h>
> >> +#include <asm/sysreg.h>
> >> +
> >> +#ifdef CONFIG_ARM64_PTR_AUTH
> >> +/*
> >> + * Each key is a 128-bit quantity which is split across a pair of 64-bit
> >> + * registers (Lo and Hi).
> >> + */
> >> +struct ptrauth_key {
> >> + unsigned long lo, hi;
> >> +};
> >> +
> >> +/*
> >> + * We give each process its own instruction A key (APIAKey), which is shared by
> >> + * all threads. This is inherited upon fork(), and reinitialised upon exec*().
> >> + * All other keys are currently unused, with APIBKey, APDAKey, and APBAKey
> >> + * instructions behaving as NOPs.
> >> + */
> >
> > I don't remember the past discussions but I assume the tools guys are ok
> > with a single key shared by multiple threads. Ramana, could you ack this
> > part, FTR?
>
> Sorry about the slow response, I've been traveling.
>
> Ack and Will's response covers the reasons why pretty well. A prctl call
> would be a good enhancement.

One minor "gotcha" with that is that the glibc prctl() wrapper would need to
be annotated not to use pointer auth, or we'd have to issue the syscall
in-line.

Will

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