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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 0/3] x86: modify_ldt improvement, test, and config option
On 07/27/2015 11:53 AM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 8:36 AM, Boris Ostrovsky
> <> 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?

I am hitting BUG() in Xen code (returning from a hypercall) when freeing
LDT in destroy_context(). Interestingly though when I run the test in
the debugger I get SIGILL (just like before) but no BUG().

Let me get back to you on that later today.


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