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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/9] Enable orphan section warning
On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 7:26 PM Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Apr 02, 2020 at 06:20:57PM +0200, Sedat Dilek wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 1:22 AM Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > A recent bug was solved for builds linked with ld.lld, and tracking
> > > it down took way longer than it needed to (a year). Ultimately, it
> > > boiled down to differences between ld.bfd and ld.lld's handling of
> > > orphan sections. Similarly, the recent FGKASLR series brough up orphan
> > > section handling too[2]. In both cases, it would have been nice if the
> > > linker was running with --orphan-handling=warn so that surprise sections
> > > wouldn't silently get mapped into the kernel image at locations up to
> > > the whim of the linker's orphan handling logic. Instead, all desired
> > > sections should be explicitly identified in the linker script (to be
> > > either kept or discarded) with any orphans throwing a warning. The
> > > powerpc architecture actually already does this, so this series seeks
> > > to extend this coverage to x86, arm64, and arm.
> > >
> > > This series depends on tip/x86/boot (where recent .eh_frame fixes[3]
> > > landed), and has a minor conflict[4] with the ARM tree (related to
> > > the earlier mentioned bug). As it uses refactorings in the asm-generic
> > > linker script, and makes changes to kbuild, I think the cleanest place
> > > for this series to land would also be through -tip. Once again (like
> > > my READ_IMPLIES_EXEC series), I'm looking to get maintainer Acks so
> > > this can go all together with the least disruption. Splitting it up by
> > > architecture seems needlessly difficult.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> >
> > Hi Kees,
> >
> > what is the status of this patchset?
> > Looks like it is not in tip or linux-next Git.
>
> Based on the feedback, I have 3 TODO items:
>
> - track down and eliminate (or explain) the source of the .got.plt on arm64
> - enable orphan warnings for _all_ architectures
> - refactor final link logic to perform the orphan warning in a clean way
>
> I'm working through these (and other work) still. I'm hoping to have
> another version up some time next week.
>

Please CC when possible with a pointer to a git-link.

Thanks.

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