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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 0/3] x86: modify_ldt improvement, test, and config option
On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 8:36 AM, Boris Ostrovsky
<boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com> wrote:
> On 07/25/2015 01:36 AM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>>
>> Here's v3. It fixes the "dazed and confused" issue, I hope. It's also
>> probably a good general attack surface reduction, and it replaces some
>> scary code with IMO less scary code.
>>
>> Also, servers and embedded systems should probably turn off modify_ldt.
>> This makes that possible.
>>
>> Xen people, can you take a look at this?
>>
>> Willy and Kees: I left the config option alone. The -tiny people will
>> like it, and we can always add a sysctl of some sort later.
>>
>> Changes from v3:
>> - Hopefully fixed Xen.
>
>
> 32b-on-32b fails in the same manner. (but non-zero LDT is taken care of)
>
>> - Fixed 32-bit test case on 32-bit native kernel.
>
>
> I am not sure I see what changed.

I misplaced the fix in the wrong git commit, so I failed to sent it. Oops.

I just sent v4.1 of patch 3. Can you try that?

>
> -boris



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Andy Lutomirski
AMA Capital Management, LLC


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