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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 1/5] arm64: Add utilities to save restore pointer authentication keys
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Hi Amit,

On 28/01/2019 06:58, Amit Daniel Kachhap wrote:
> The keys can be switched either inside an assembly or such
> functions which do not have pointer authentication checks, so a GCC
> attribute is added to enable it.
>
> A function ptrauth_keys_store is added which is similar to existing
> function ptrauth_keys_switch but saves the key values in memory.
> This may be useful for save/restore scenarios when CPU changes
> privilege levels, suspend/resume etc.


> diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h
> index 15d4951..98441ce 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h
> +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h
> @@ -11,6 +11,13 @@
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_ARM64_PTR_AUTH
> /*
> + * Compile the function without pointer authentication instructions. This
> + * allows pointer authentication to be enabled/disabled within the function
> + * (but leaves the function unprotected by pointer authentication).
> + */
> +#define __no_ptrauth __attribute__((target("sign-return-address=none")))

The documentation[0] for this says 'none' is the default. Will this only
take-effect once the kernel supports pointer-auth for the host? (Is this just
documentation until then?)

('noptrauth' would fit with 'notrace' slightly better)


Thanks,

James

[0]
https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/AArch64-Function-Attributes.html#AArch64-Function-Attributes

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