lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2019]   [Aug]   [28]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
Subject[patch 0/2] x86/mm/pti: Robustness updates
Following up on the discussions around the patch Song submitted to 'cure' a
iTLB related performance regression, I picked up Song's patch which makes
clone_page_tables() more robust by handling unaligned addresses proper and
added one which prevents calling into the PTI code when PTI is enabled
compile time, but disabled at runtime (command line or CPU not affected).

There is no point in calling into those PTI functions unconditionally. The
resulting page tables are the same before and after the change which makes
sense as the code clones the kernel page table into the secondary page
table space which is available but not used when PTI is boot time disabled.

But even if it does not do damage today, this could have nasty side effect
when the PTI code is changed, extended etc. later.

Thanks,

tglx
8<----------------
pti.c | 8 ++++++--
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)



\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2019-08-28 16:32    [W:0.206 / U:0.592 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site