[PATCHv3 15/27] x86/vdso: Allocate timens vdso

Dmitry Safonov 0x7f454c46 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 19:05:50 UTC 2019


On 4/25/19 7:32 PM, Jann Horn wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 6:14 PM Dmitry Safonov <dima at arista.com> wrote:
>>
>> As it has been discussed on timens RFC, adding a new conditional branch
>> `if (inside_time_ns)` on VDSO for all processes is undesirable.
>> It will add a penalty for everybody as branch predictor may mispredict
>> the jump. Also there are instruction cache lines wasted on cmp/jmp.
>>
>> Those effects of introducing time namespace are very much unwanted
>> having in mind how much work have been spent on micro-optimisation
>> vdso code.
>>
>> The propose is to allocate a second vdso code with dynamically
>> patched out (disabled by static_branch) timens code on boot time.
>>
>> Allocate another vdso and copy original code.
> [...]
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vma.c b/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vma.c
>> index 80cbb2167eba..6aae9c0d400d 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vma.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/entry/vdso/vma.c
> [...]
>>  static vm_fault_t vdso_fault(const struct vm_special_mapping *sm,
>>                       struct vm_area_struct *vma, struct vm_fault *vmf)
>>  {
>>         const struct vdso_image *image = vma->vm_mm->context.vdso_image;
>> +       unsigned long offset = vmf->pgoff << PAGE_SHIFT;
>>
>>         if (!image || (vmf->pgoff << PAGE_SHIFT) >= image->size)
>>                 return VM_FAULT_SIGBUS;
>>
>> -       vmf->page = virt_to_page(image->text + (vmf->pgoff << PAGE_SHIFT));
>> +       if (current_timens_offsets() && image->text_timens)
> 
> I'm pretty sure that accessing `current` in here is wrong. AFAIK this
> fault handler can be invoked on remote processes, through interfaces
> like /proc/$pid/mem and process_vm_readv(); in that case, the kernel
> should install a page based on the time namespace of the target
> process, not based on the time namespace of the caller.

Oh yeah, I see, smells bogus.
Will try to redesign it..

> 
>> +               vmf->page = vmalloc_to_page(image->text_timens + offset);
>> +       else
>> +               vmf->page = virt_to_page(image->text + offset);
>> +
>>         get_page(vmf->page);
>>         return 0;
>>  }
> [...]
> 

Thanks,
          Dima


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