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SubjectRe: [PATCHv5 09/19] x86/mm: Preserve KeyID on pte_modify() and pgprot_modify()
On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 04:30:35PM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On 07/17/2018 04:20 AM, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> > An encrypted VMA will have KeyID stored in vma->vm_page_prot. This way
> > we don't need to do anything special to setup encrypted page table
> > entries
>
> We don't do anything special for protection keys, either. They just
> work too.
>
> > diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_types.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_types.h
> > index 99fff853c944..3731f7e08757 100644
> > --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_types.h
> > +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_types.h
> > @@ -120,8 +120,21 @@
> > * protection key is treated like _PAGE_RW, for
> > * instance, and is *not* included in this mask since
> > * pte_modify() does modify it.
> > + *
> > + * They include the physical address and the memory encryption keyID.
> > + * The paddr and the keyID never occupy the same bits at the same time.
> > + * But, a given bit might be used for the keyID on one system and used for
> > + * the physical address on another. As an optimization, we manage them in
> > + * one unit here since their combination always occupies the same hardware
> > + * bits. PTE_PFN_MASK_MAX stores combined mask.
> > + *
> > + * Cast PAGE_MASK to a signed type so that it is sign-extended if
> > + * virtual addresses are 32-bits but physical addresses are larger
> > + * (ie, 32-bit PAE).
> > */
>
> Could you please make the comment block consistent? You're a lot wider
> than the comment above.

Okay.

> > -#define _PAGE_CHG_MASK (PTE_PFN_MASK | _PAGE_PCD | _PAGE_PWT | \
> > +#define PTE_PFN_MASK_MAX \
> > + (((signed long)PAGE_MASK) & ((1ULL << __PHYSICAL_MASK_SHIFT) - 1))
> > +#define _PAGE_CHG_MASK (PTE_PFN_MASK_MAX | _PAGE_PCD | _PAGE_PWT | \
> > _PAGE_SPECIAL | _PAGE_ACCESSED | _PAGE_DIRTY | \
> > _PAGE_SOFT_DIRTY)
>
> Man, I'm not a fan of this. This saves us from consuming 6 VM_HIGH bits
> (which we are not short on). But, at the cost of complexity.

15, not 6. We have up-to 15 KeyID bits architecturally.

We can just have a separate field in vm_area_struct if we must.
But vm_page_prot work fine so far. I don't see a big reasone to change
them.

> Protection keys eat up PTE space and have an interface called
> pkey_mprotect(). MKTME KeyIDs take up PTE space and will probably have
> an interface called something_mprotect(). Yet, the implementations are
> going to be _very_ different with pkeys being excluded from
> _PAGE_CHG_MASK and KeyIDs being included.
>
> I think you're saved here because we don't _actually_ do pte_modify() on
> an existing PTE: we blow the old one away upon encrypted_mprotect() and
> replace the PTE with a new one.
>
> But, this is incompatible with any case where we want to change the
> KeyID and keep the old PTE target. With AES-XTS, I guess this is a safe
> assumption, but it's worrying.
>
> Are there scenarios where we want to keep PTE contents, but change the
> KeyID?

I don't see such scenario.

If for some reason we would need to map the same memory with different
KeyID it can be done from scratch. Without modifing existing mapping.

--
Kirill A. Shutemov

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