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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] mm: add probe_user_read() and probe_user_address()
On Mon, Dec 03, 2018 at 05:06:42PM +0000, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> In the powerpc, there are several places implementing safe
> access to user data. This is sometimes implemented using
> probe_kernel_address() with additional access_ok() verification,
> sometimes with get_user() enclosed in a pagefault_disable()/enable()
> pair, etc... :
> show_user_instructions()
> bad_stack_expansion()
> p9_hmi_special_emu()
> fsl_pci_mcheck_exception()
> read_user_stack_64()
> read_user_stack_32() on PPC64
> read_user_stack_32() on PPC32
> power_pmu_bhrb_to()
>
> In the same spirit as probe_kernel_read() and probe_kernel_address(),
> this patch adds probe_user_read() and probe_user_address().
>
> probe_user_read() does the same as probe_kernel_read() but
> first checks that it is really a user address.
>
> probe_user_address() is a shortcut to probe_user_read()
>
> Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>
> ---
> Changes since RFC: Made a static inline function instead of weak function as recommended by Kees.
>
> include/linux/uaccess.h | 42 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 42 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/uaccess.h b/include/linux/uaccess.h
> index efe79c1cdd47..83ea8aefca75 100644
> --- a/include/linux/uaccess.h
> +++ b/include/linux/uaccess.h
> @@ -266,6 +266,48 @@ extern long strncpy_from_unsafe(char *dst, const void *unsafe_addr, long count);
> #define probe_kernel_address(addr, retval) \
> probe_kernel_read(&retval, addr, sizeof(retval))
>
> +/**
> + * probe_user_read(): safely attempt to read from a user location
> + * @dst: pointer to the buffer that shall take the data
> + * @src: address to read from
> + * @size: size of the data chunk
> + *
> + * Safely read from address @src to the buffer at @dst. If a kernel fault
> + * happens, handle that and return -EFAULT.
> + *
> + * We ensure that the copy_from_user is executed in atomic context so that
> + * do_page_fault() doesn't attempt to take mmap_sem. This makes
> + * probe_user_read() suitable for use within regions where the caller
> + * already holds mmap_sem, or other locks which nest inside mmap_sem.

Please add 'Returns:' description.

> + */
> +
> +#ifndef probe_user_read
> +static __always_inline long probe_user_read(void *dst, const void __user *src,
> + size_t size)
> +{
> + long ret;
> +
> + if (!access_ok(VERIFY_READ, src, size))
> + return -EFAULT;
> +
> + pagefault_disable();
> + ret = __copy_from_user_inatomic(dst, src, size);
> + pagefault_enable();
> +
> + return ret ? -EFAULT : 0;
> +}
> +#endif
> +
> +/**
> + * probe_user_address(): safely attempt to read from a user location
> + * @addr: address to read from
> + * @retval: read into this variable
> + *
> + * Returns 0 on success, or -EFAULT.

This should be 'Return:' for kernel-doc to recognise it as return value
description.

> + */
> +#define probe_user_address(addr, retval) \
> + probe_user_read(&(retval), addr, sizeof(retval))
> +
> #ifndef user_access_begin
> #define user_access_begin() do { } while (0)
> #define user_access_end() do { } while (0)
> --
> 2.13.3
>

--
Sincerely yours,
Mike.
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