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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/2] mm: add probe_user_read()
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Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr> writes:

> In powerpc code, 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(), this patch adds
> probe_user_read().
>
> probe_user_read() does the same as probe_kernel_read() but
> first checks that it is really a user address.
>
> The patch defines this function as a static inline so the "size"
> variable can be examined for const-ness by the check_object_size()
> in __copy_from_user_inatomic()
>
> Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>
> ---
> v3: Moved 'Returns:" comment after description.
> Explained in the commit log why the function is defined static inline
>
> v2: Added "Returns:" comment and removed probe_user_address()
>
> include/linux/uaccess.h | 34 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 34 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/uaccess.h b/include/linux/uaccess.h
> index 37b226e8df13..ef99edd63da3 100644
> --- a/include/linux/uaccess.h
> +++ b/include/linux/uaccess.h
> @@ -263,6 +263,40 @@ 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.
> + *
> + * Returns: 0 on success, -EFAULT on error.
> + */
> +
> +#ifndef probe_user_read
> +static __always_inline long probe_user_read(void *dst, const void __user *src,
> + size_t size)
> +{
> + long ret;
> +

I wonder if we should explicitly switch to USER_DS here?

That would be sort of unusual, but the whole reason for this helper
existing is to make sure we safely read from user memory and not
accidentally from kernel.

cheers

> + if (!access_ok(src, size))
> + return -EFAULT;
> +
> + pagefault_disable();
> + ret = __copy_from_user_inatomic(dst, src, size);
> + pagefault_enable();
> +
> + return ret ? -EFAULT : 0;
> +}
> +#endif
> +
> #ifndef user_access_begin
> #define user_access_begin(ptr,len) access_ok(ptr, len)
> #define user_access_end() do { } while (0)
> --
> 2.13.3

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