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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/4] Static calls
>> On Dec 5, 2018, at 7:04 AM, Josh Poimboeuf <> wrote:
>> Anyway, I have a new objection to Josh’s create_gap proposal: what on
>> Earth will kernel CET do to it? Maybe my longjmp-like hack is
>> actually better.
> Does CET even care about iret? I assumed it didn't. If it does, your
> proposal would have the same problem, no?

I think it doesn’t, but it doesn’t really matter. The shadow stack looks like:

retaddr of function being poked
call do_int3 + 5

And, to emulate a call, you need to stick a new frame right in the
middle. At least with a longjmp-like approach, you can clobber the
“call do_int3 + 5” part and then INCSSP on the way out. To be fair, I
think this also sucks.

PeterZ, can we abuse NMI to make this problem go away? I don't
suppose that we have some rule that NMI handlers never wait for other
CPUs to finish doing anything?

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