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Subject[PATCH v4 0/4] x86/boot/KASLR: Parse ACPI table and limit kaslr in immovable memory.
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***Background:
People reported that kaslr may randomly chooses some positions
which are located in movable memory regions. This will break memory
hotplug feature and make the memory can't be removed.

***Solutions:
There should be a method to limit kaslr to choosing immovable memory
regions, so there are 2 solutions:
1) Add a kernel parameter to specify the memory regions.
2) Get the information of memory hotremove, then kaslr will know the
right regions.
In method 2, information about memory hot remove is in ACPI
tables, which will be parsed after 'start_kernel', kaslr can't get
the information.
In method 1, users should know the regions address and specify in
kernel parameter.

In the earliest time, I tried to dig ACPI tabls to solve this problem.
But I didn't splite the code in 'compressed/' and ACPI code, so the patch
is hard to follow so refused by community.
Somebody suggest to add a kernel parameter to specify the
immovable memory so that limit kaslr in these regions. Then I make
a patchset. After several versions, Ingo gave a suggestion:
https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1634024.html
Follow Ingo's suggestion, imitate the ACPI code to parse the acpi
tables, so that the kaslr can get necessary memory information in
ACPI tables.
Since I think ACPI code is independent part, so copy the codes
and functions to 'compressed/' directory, so that kaslr won't
influence the initialization of ACPI.

PATCH 1/4 Reuse the head file of linux/acpi.h, and copy a fcuntion from
ACPI code.
PATCH 2/4 Functions to parse ACPI code.
PATCH 3/4 If 'CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTREMOVE' specified, walk all nodes and
store the information of immovable memory regions.
PATCH 4/4 According to the immovable memory regions, filter the
immovable regions which KASLR can choose.

***Test results:
- I did a very simple test, and it can get the memory information in
bios and efi KVM guest machine, and put it by early printk. But no
more tests, so it's with RFC tag.

v1->v2:
- Simplify some code.
Follow Baoquan He's suggestion:
- Reuse the head file of acpi code.

v2->v3:
- Test in more conditions, so remove the 'RFC' tag.
- Change some comments.

v3->v4:
Follow Thomas Gleixner's suggetsion:
- Put the whole efi related function into #define CONFIG_EFI and return
false in the other stub.
- Simplify two functions in head file.

Any comments will be welcome.


Chao Fan (4):
x86/boot: Add acpitb.h to help parse acpi tables
x86/boot: Add acpitb.c to parse acpi tables
x86/boot/KASLR: Walk srat tables to filter immovable memory
x86/boot/KASLR: Limit kaslr to choosing the immovable memory

arch/x86/boot/compressed/Makefile | 4 +
arch/x86/boot/compressed/acpitb.c | 251 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
arch/x86/boot/compressed/acpitb.h | 7 +
arch/x86/boot/compressed/kaslr.c | 121 ++++++++++++--
4 files changed, 372 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 arch/x86/boot/compressed/acpitb.c
create mode 100644 arch/x86/boot/compressed/acpitb.h

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2.17.1



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