lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2018]   [Mar]   [13]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
Subject[PATCH 0/2] livepatch: Allocate and free shadow variables more safely
Date
Nikolai started to use shadow variables and found that list_head
is not initialized correctly using the existing API.

The problem is that LIST_HEAD_INIT() set pointers to itself.
klp_shadow_alloc() then copies these pointers to another location.

It would be possible to solve this by a late initialization. But
this does not work well with klp_shadow_get_or_alloc(). Also this
behavior is error prone. Note that list_head might be hidden in
another structure, for example mutex.

I suggest to change the API and allow to initialize the shadow
variables using a custom callback. I think that we have already
talked about this but we decided to go the easier way. It seems
that it was a bad decision.

I send also patch that add a symmetric callback to the klp_shadow_free()
functions. It might be handy especially for klp_shadow_free_all().


The patchset is against the current Linus' tree.

Petr Mladek (2):
livepatch: Initialize shadow variables by init function safely
livepatch: Allow to unregister or free shadow data using a custom
function

Documentation/livepatch/shadow-vars.txt | 42 ++++++++++++-----
include/linux/livepatch.h | 23 +++++++---
kernel/livepatch/shadow.c | 75 +++++++++++++++++++++----------
samples/livepatch/livepatch-shadow-fix1.c | 44 +++++++++++++-----
samples/livepatch/livepatch-shadow-fix2.c | 33 +++++++-------
5 files changed, 150 insertions(+), 67 deletions(-)

--
2.13.6

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2018-03-13 16:57    [W:0.095 / U:0.200 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site