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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/3] x86_64, vsyscall: Make vsyscall emulation configurable

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 10:57 AM, Josh Triplett <josh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 10:22:28AM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> Turning it off completely disables vsyscall emulation, saving ~3.5k
>> for vsyscall_64.c, 4k for vsyscall_emu_64.S (the fake vsyscall
>> page), some tiny amount of core mm code that supports a gate area,
>> and possibly 4k for a wasted pagetable.  The latter is because the
>> vsyscall addresses are misaligned and fit poorly in the fixmap.
>> Signed-off-by: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> One minor nit below, but with or without that change,
> Reviewed-by: Josh Triplett <josh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> --- a/arch/x86/xen/mmu.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/xen/mmu.c
>> @@ -1456,11 +1456,13 @@ static int xen_pgd_alloc(struct mm_struct *mm)
>>               user_pgd = (pgd_t *)__get_free_page(GFP_KERNEL | __GFP_ZERO);
>>               page->private = (unsigned long)user_pgd;
>>               if (user_pgd != NULL) {
>>                       user_pgd[pgd_index(VSYSCALL_ADDR)] =
>>                               __pgd(__pa(level3_user_vsyscall) | 
>>                       ret = 0;
>>               }
>> +#endif
> Could you instead make the if use IS_ENABLED?
>                 if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_X86_VSYSCALL_EMULATION) && user_pgd != 
> That has the advantage of ensuring that the code continues to compile.
> (Given that you haven't removed level3_user_vsyscall, that should work.)

I need the ret = 0, I think, so I'll resend.

I think I'd rather use #ifdef here, since I think it would be great if
the Xen people could clean this up further.  With this change, under
some configurations, there should be no user-accessible kernel
addresses at all.  (Also, is there some PV mechanism
that I'm not thinking of that will break with this change?  I know
I've tripped over Xen pagetable and fixmap oddities before.)


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