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2018 Jan 24
3
RFC: Using link-time optimization to eliminate retpolines
The proposed mitigation for variant 2 of CVE-2017-5715, “branch target injection”, is to send all indirect branches through an instruction sequence known as a retpoline. Because the purpose of a retpoline is to prevent attacker-controlled speculation, we also end up losing the benefits of benign speculation, which can lead to a measurable loss of performance. We can regain some of those benefits if we know that the set of possible branch targets is fixed (this i...
2018 Jan 26
0
RFC: Using link-time optimization to eliminate retpolines
...-- Sean Silva On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 4:44 PM, Peter Collingbourne via llvm-dev < llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote: > The proposed mitigation for variant 2 of CVE-2017-5715, “branch target > injection”, is to send all indirect branches through an instruction > sequence known as a retpoline. Because the purpose of a retpoline is to > prevent attacker-controlled speculation, we also end up losing the benefits > of benign speculation, which can lead to a measurable loss of performance. > > We can regain some of those benefits if we know that the set of possible > branch...
2018 Jan 26
1
RFC: Using link-time optimization to eliminate retpolines
...urne via llvm-dev > <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org <mailto:llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>> wrote: > > The proposed mitigation for variant 2 of CVE-2017-5715, “branch > target injection”, is to send all indirect branches through an > instruction sequence known as a retpoline. Because the purpose of a > retpoline is to prevent attacker-controlled speculation, we also end > up losing the benefits of benign speculation, which can lead to a > measurable loss of performance. > > We can regain some of those benefits if we know that the set of...
2018 Feb 07
3
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
...thunk but the kernel doesn't use it. > > We use -mindirect-branch-register and only ever expect the compiler > > to use the register versions which are CET-compatible. > > > > However, in at least one case in the 32-bit kernel we do emit the > > old ret-equivalent retpoline inline, because there literally wasn't > > a single register we could use (yay x86). > > > > I would definitely consider ditching our use of -mindirect-thunk- > > register with GCC for 32-bit and exporting the > > __x86_indirect_thunk, to be consistent if that...
2018 Feb 07
0
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
...sn't use it. > > > We use -mindirect-branch-register and only ever expect the compiler > > > to use the register versions which are CET-compatible. > > > > > > However, in at least one case in the 32-bit kernel we do emit the > > > old ret-equivalent retpoline inline, because there literally wasn't > > > a single register we could use (yay x86). > > > > > > I would definitely consider ditching our use of -mindirect-thunk- > > > register with GCC for 32-bit and exporting the > > > __x86_indirect_thunk, to...
2018 Sep 26
4
Concerns about enabling retpolines by default
We recently discovered that our OpenSSH distribution binaries contain retpoline thunks. It's due to this OSSH_CHECK_CFLAG_COMPILE([-mfunction-return=thunk]) # gcc OSSH_CHECK_CFLAG_COMPILE([-mindirect-branch=thunk]) # gcc This was quite surprising because at least the GNU/Linux userspace has no provisions for retpolines. You also fail to en...
2018 Feb 07
2
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
...you patch and test Clang with the Linux kernel after I make this change? I'd like to know that we actually successfully call the correct thunks and that they behave correctly. I'm not super worried, but good to actually get this right. I'm am slightly more worried about the stack-based retpoline than the register ones just due to the overall lower amount of testing we've had there. On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 4:56 PM Chandler Carruth <chandlerc at google.com> wrote: > On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 4:46 PM David Woodhouse <dwmw2 at infradead.org> > wrote: > >> On Wed,...
2018 Feb 01
5
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
Hi all, I saw the retpoline mitigation landed in r323155. Are we ready to merge this to 6.0, or are there any open issues that we're waiting for? Also, were there any followups I should know about? Also, release notes please :-) Thanks, Hans -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:...
2018 Feb 07
0
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
...lang with the Linux kernel after I make > this change? I'd like to know that we actually successfully call the > correct thunks and that they behave correctly. I'm not super worried, but > good to actually get this right. I'm am slightly more worried about the > stack-based retpoline than the register ones just due to the overall lower > amount of testing we've had there. > > On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 4:56 PM Chandler Carruth <chandlerc at google.com> > wrote: > >> On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 4:46 PM David Woodhouse <dwmw2 at infradead.org> >&gt...
2018 Feb 09
0
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
...complicated dance to re-order the stack to get the > correct return address into the correct place. > > You can see the sequence in the comments here: > https://github.com/llvm-project/llvm-project-20170507/blob/master/llvm/lib/Target/X86/X86RetpolineThunks.cpp#L179-L194 Great, thanks. > Anyways, it appears that we have the first case where my suspicions > were borne out and we have somewhat reasonably different ABIs for > some of the thunks. > > How should we name them to distinguish things?  For now it's only ever going...
2018 Feb 09
2
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
...> On Fri, 2018-02-09 at 02:21 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote: > > On Fri, 2018-02-09 at 01:18 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote: > > > > > > > > > For now I'm just going to attempt to work around it like this in the > > > kernel, so I can concentrate on the retpoline bits: > > > http://david.woodhou.se/clang-percpu-hack.patch > > > > 32-bit doesn't boot. Built without CONFIG_RETPOLINE and with Clang 5.0 > > (and the above patch) it does. I'm rebuilding a Release build of > > llvm/clang so that experimen...
2018 Feb 08
2
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
...3:48 +0000, Chandler Carruth wrote: > Bringing everything back to this thread -- we now have %V support > landed in top-of-tree, so wanted to get confirmation that top-of-tree > is healthy for the kernel, or see what else we need to do. For 64-bit it's fine. For 32-bit we *think* the retpoline bits are OK but it doesn't build for other reasons on 32-bit. But that isn't new breakage — 5.0 has the same problem with the latest kernel. I'll see if we can work around that in the kernel, instead of relying on certain inline asms getting optimised away before the compiler ever noti...
2018 Feb 03
0
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
On Thu, 2018-02-01 at 10:10 +0100, Hans Wennborg via llvm-dev wrote: > > I saw the retpoline mitigation landed in r323155. Are we ready to > merge this to 6.0, or are there any open issues that we're waiting > for? Also, were there any followups I should know about? Also, > release notes please :-) Eep, please can we keep the command line option for clang and the thunk ABI m...
2018 Feb 09
2
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
On Fri, 2018-02-09 at 01:18 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote: > > For now I'm just going to attempt to work around it like this in the > kernel, so I can concentrate on the retpoline bits: >  http://david.woodhou.se/clang-percpu-hack.patch 32-bit doesn't boot. Built without CONFIG_RETPOLINE and with Clang 5.0 (and the above patch) it does. I'm rebuilding a Release build of llvm/clang so that experimental kernel builds hopefully take less than an hou...
2018 Feb 09
0
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
...rruth wrote: > > Bringing everything back to this thread -- we now have %V support > > landed in top-of-tree, so wanted to get confirmation that top-of-tree > > is healthy for the kernel, or see what else we need to do. > > For 64-bit it's fine. For 32-bit we *think* the retpoline bits are OK > but it doesn't build for other reasons on 32-bit. But that isn't new > breakage — 5.0 has the same problem with the latest kernel. I'll see if > we can work around that in the kernel, instead of relying on certain > inline asms getting optimised away before th...
2018 Feb 09
0
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
On Fri, 2018-02-09 at 02:21 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote: > On Fri, 2018-02-09 at 01:18 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote: > > > > > > For now I'm just going to attempt to work around it like this in the > > kernel, so I can concentrate on the retpoline bits: > >  http://david.woodhou.se/clang-percpu-hack.patch > > 32-bit doesn't boot. Built without CONFIG_RETPOLINE and with Clang 5.0 > (and the above patch) it does. I'm rebuilding a Release build of > llvm/clang so that experimental kernel builds hopeful...
2018 Feb 07
0
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
...;call __x86_indirect_thunk_%V[thunk_target]" : : > > [thunk_target] "r" (the_function));  > > > > Other than that, I get the following errors with LLVM+Clang master, and > > my tree at > > http://git.infradead.org/users/dwmw2/linux-retpoline.git/shortlog/refs/heads/ibpb > > > I tried ToT clang with Linux upstream as well as chromeos-4.14, > with 'defconfig'. I don't see any errors when building x86_64. > Lots and lots of warnings, though. The defconfig doesn't build here either; it stil...
2018 Mar 16
2
spectre variant 2
...NO (kernel confirms your system is vulnerable) * Mitigation 1 * Kernel is compiled with IBRS/IBPB support: YES * Currently enabled features * IBRS enabled for Kernel space: NO * IBRS enabled for User space: NO * IBPB enabled: NO * Mitigation 2 * Kernel compiled with retpoline option: YES * Kernel compiled with a retpoline-aware compiler: UNKNOWN > STATUS: VULNERABLE (Vulnerable: Retpoline without IBPB) So, I"m wondering: 1. has RH in fact released mitigations for this issue for AMD processors, and 2. has AMD released microcode updates for this? I hav...
2019 Apr 12
4
[PATCH v5 1/6] libnvdimm: nd_region flush callback support
...ta <pagupta at redhat.com> wrote: >> > + } else { >> > + if (nd_region->flush(nd_region)) >> > + rc = -EIO; >> >> Given the common case wants to be fast and synchronous I think we >> should try to avoid retpoline overhead by default. So something like >> this: >> >> if (nd_region->flush == generic_nvdimm_flush) >> rc = generic_nvdimm_flush(...); > > I'd either add a comment about avoiding retpoline overhead here or just > make ->flush == NULL mean generic_nvd...
2018 Feb 09
2
retpoline mitigation and 6.0
On Fri, 2018-02-09 at 10:36 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote: > > Did you get anywhere with the function attribute? Having isolated the > next boot failure to "it goes away if I compile io_apic.c without > retpoline", bisecting it per-function would help to further delay the > bit where I actually have to start *thinking*... It's mp_register_ioapic(), and only when io_apic_unique_id() gets inlined, at which point bad things start happening. [    0.000000] mp_register_ioapic, 0 fec00000 0 c1b2fe8...