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[Xen-devel] [PATCH v9 13/13] arm/mem_access: Walk the guest's pt in software

In this commit, we make use of the gpt walk functionality introduced in
the previous commits. If mem_access is active, hardware-based gva to ipa
translation might fail, as gva_to_ipa uses the guest's translation
tables, access to which might be restricted by the active VTTBR. To
side-step potential translation errors in the function
p2m_mem_access_check_and_get_page due to restricted memory (e.g. to the
guest's page tables themselves), we walk the guest's page tables in

Signed-off-by: Sergej Proskurin <proskurin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Tamas K Lengyel <tamas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Razvan Cojocaru <rcojocaru@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Tamas K Lengyel <tamas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Julien Grall <julien.grall@xxxxxxx>
v2: Check the returned access rights after walking the guest's page tables in
    the function p2m_mem_access_check_and_get_page.

v3: Adapt Function names and parameter.

v4: Comment why we need to fail if the permission flags that are
    requested by the caller do not satisfy the mapped page.

    Cosmetic fix that simplifies the if-statement checking for the
    GV2M_WRITE permission.

v5: Move comment to ease code readability.
 xen/arch/arm/mem_access.c | 31 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 30 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/xen/arch/arm/mem_access.c b/xen/arch/arm/mem_access.c
index e0888bbad2..3e2bb4088a 100644
--- a/xen/arch/arm/mem_access.c
+++ b/xen/arch/arm/mem_access.c
@@ -22,6 +22,7 @@
 #include <xen/vm_event.h>
 #include <public/vm_event.h>
 #include <asm/event.h>
+#include <asm/guest_walk.h>
 static int __p2m_get_mem_access(struct domain *d, gfn_t gfn,
                                 xenmem_access_t *access)
@@ -101,6 +102,7 @@ p2m_mem_access_check_and_get_page(vaddr_t gva, unsigned 
long flag,
                                   const struct vcpu *v)
     long rc;
+    unsigned int perms;
     paddr_t ipa;
     gfn_t gfn;
     mfn_t mfn;
@@ -110,8 +112,35 @@ p2m_mem_access_check_and_get_page(vaddr_t gva, unsigned 
long flag,
     struct p2m_domain *p2m = p2m_get_hostp2m(v->domain);
     rc = gva_to_ipa(gva, &ipa, flag);
+    /*
+     * In case mem_access is active, hardware-based gva_to_ipa translation
+     * might fail. Since gva_to_ipa uses the guest's translation tables, access
+     * to which might be restricted by the active VTTBR, we perform a gva to
+     * ipa translation in software.
+     */
     if ( rc < 0 )
-        goto err;
+    {
+        /*
+         * The software gva to ipa translation can still fail, e.g., if the gva
+         * is not mapped.
+         */
+        if ( guest_walk_tables(v, gva, &ipa, &perms) < 0 )
+            goto err;
+        /*
+         * Check permissions that are assumed by the caller. For instance in
+         * case of guestcopy, the caller assumes that the translated page can
+         * be accessed with requested permissions. If this is not the case, we
+         * should fail.
+         *
+         * Please note that we do not check for the GV2M_EXEC permission. Yet,
+         * since the hardware-based translation through gva_to_ipa does not
+         * test for execute permissions this check can be left out.
+         */
+        if ( (flag & GV2M_WRITE) && !(perms & GV2M_WRITE) )
+            goto err;
+    }
     gfn = gaddr_to_gfn(ipa);

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