[edk2-devel] [PATCH v3 0/3] ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: correctness fix

Ard Biesheuvel posted 3 patches 1 week ago
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.../Library/ArmMmuLib/AArch64/ArmMmuLibCore.c | 83 +++++++++++++++----
1 file changed, 68 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

[edk2-devel] [PATCH v3 0/3] ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: correctness fix

Posted by Ard Biesheuvel 1 week ago
The new ArmMmuLib code is easier to reason about, so that is what I did:
currently, when we create mappings that cover existing table entries, we
may end up overwriting those with block entries without taking the mapping
attributes of the original table entries into account. So let's fix this.

I honestly don't know whether the original code was better at dealing with
this: I do remember some changes from Heyi that may have been related, but
the old code is not easy to follow. In any case, I didn't manage to hit this
case in practice, given that we typically start out with large mappings, and
break them down later (to set permissions), rather than the other way around.

Patch #1 adds some helpers to hide the insane way the type bits change
meaning when you change to level 3.

Patch #2 ensures that we only replace (and free) table entries with block
entries if it is guaranteed that doing so will not lose any attribute
information.

Changes since v2:
- add patch to limit recursion to levels < 3 in FreePageTablesRecursive()

Changes since v1:
- zero newly allocated pages before splitting a block entry into a table
  entry, to avoid garbage in that page being misidentified as entry type
  attributes - this should fix the crash observed by Laszlo

Cc: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@redhat.com>
Cc: Leif Lindholm <leif@nuviainc.com>
Cc: Ashish Singhal <ashishsingha@nvidia.com>

Ard Biesheuvel (3):
  ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: limit recursion when freeing page tables
  ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: use helpers to determine table entry types
  ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: preserve attributes when replacing a table
    entry

 .../Library/ArmMmuLib/AArch64/ArmMmuLibCore.c | 83 +++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 68 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

-- 
2.17.1


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Re: [edk2-devel] [PATCH v3 0/3] ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: correctness fix

Posted by Laszlo Ersek 1 week ago
On 03/25/20 16:29, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> The new ArmMmuLib code is easier to reason about, so that is what I did:
> currently, when we create mappings that cover existing table entries, we
> may end up overwriting those with block entries without taking the mapping
> attributes of the original table entries into account. So let's fix this.
> 
> I honestly don't know whether the original code was better at dealing with
> this: I do remember some changes from Heyi that may have been related, but
> the old code is not easy to follow. In any case, I didn't manage to hit this
> case in practice, given that we typically start out with large mappings, and
> break them down later (to set permissions), rather than the other way around.
> 
> Patch #1 adds some helpers to hide the insane way the type bits change
> meaning when you change to level 3.
> 
> Patch #2 ensures that we only replace (and free) table entries with block
> entries if it is guaranteed that doing so will not lose any attribute
> information.
> 
> Changes since v2:
> - add patch to limit recursion to levels < 3 in FreePageTablesRecursive()
> 
> Changes since v1:
> - zero newly allocated pages before splitting a block entry into a table
>   entry, to avoid garbage in that page being misidentified as entry type
>   attributes - this should fix the crash observed by Laszlo
> 
> Cc: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@redhat.com>
> Cc: Leif Lindholm <leif@nuviainc.com>
> Cc: Ashish Singhal <ashishsingha@nvidia.com>
> 
> Ard Biesheuvel (3):
>   ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: limit recursion when freeing page tables
>   ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: use helpers to determine table entry types
>   ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: preserve attributes when replacing a table
>     entry
> 
>  .../Library/ArmMmuLib/AArch64/ArmMmuLibCore.c | 83 +++++++++++++++----
>  1 file changed, 68 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
> 

Tested-by: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@redhat.com>

Thanks!
Laszlo


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Re: [edk2-devel] [PATCH v3 0/3] ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: correctness fix

Posted by Ard Biesheuvel 1 week ago
On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 at 20:49, Laszlo Ersek <lersek@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On 03/25/20 16:29, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> > The new ArmMmuLib code is easier to reason about, so that is what I did:
> > currently, when we create mappings that cover existing table entries, we
> > may end up overwriting those with block entries without taking the mapping
> > attributes of the original table entries into account. So let's fix this.
> >
> > I honestly don't know whether the original code was better at dealing with
> > this: I do remember some changes from Heyi that may have been related, but
> > the old code is not easy to follow. In any case, I didn't manage to hit this
> > case in practice, given that we typically start out with large mappings, and
> > break them down later (to set permissions), rather than the other way around.
> >
> > Patch #1 adds some helpers to hide the insane way the type bits change
> > meaning when you change to level 3.
> >
> > Patch #2 ensures that we only replace (and free) table entries with block
> > entries if it is guaranteed that doing so will not lose any attribute
> > information.
> >
> > Changes since v2:
> > - add patch to limit recursion to levels < 3 in FreePageTablesRecursive()
> >
> > Changes since v1:
> > - zero newly allocated pages before splitting a block entry into a table
> >   entry, to avoid garbage in that page being misidentified as entry type
> >   attributes - this should fix the crash observed by Laszlo
> >
> > Cc: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Leif Lindholm <leif@nuviainc.com>
> > Cc: Ashish Singhal <ashishsingha@nvidia.com>
> >
> > Ard Biesheuvel (3):
> >   ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: limit recursion when freeing page tables
> >   ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: use helpers to determine table entry types
> >   ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: preserve attributes when replacing a table
> >     entry
> >
> >  .../Library/ArmMmuLib/AArch64/ArmMmuLibCore.c | 83 +++++++++++++++----
> >  1 file changed, 68 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
> >
>
> Tested-by: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@redhat.com>
>

Pushed to master

Thanks all

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Re: [edk2-devel] [PATCH v3 0/3] ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: correctness fix

Posted by Ashish Singhal 1 week ago
Patch set version 3 looks good to me. I have reviewed and tested the changes locally.

Reviewed-by: Ashish Singhal <ashishsingha@nvidia.com>
Tested-by: Ashish Singhal <ashishsingha@nvidia.com>

Thanks
Ashish
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The new ArmMmuLib code is easier to reason about, so that is what I did:
currently, when we create mappings that cover existing table entries, we
may end up overwriting those with block entries without taking the mapping
attributes of the original table entries into account. So let's fix this.

I honestly don't know whether the original code was better at dealing with
this: I do remember some changes from Heyi that may have been related, but
the old code is not easy to follow. In any case, I didn't manage to hit this
case in practice, given that we typically start out with large mappings, and
break them down later (to set permissions), rather than the other way around.

Patch #1 adds some helpers to hide the insane way the type bits change
meaning when you change to level 3.

Patch #2 ensures that we only replace (and free) table entries with block
entries if it is guaranteed that doing so will not lose any attribute
information.

Changes since v2:
- add patch to limit recursion to levels < 3 in FreePageTablesRecursive()

Changes since v1:
- zero newly allocated pages before splitting a block entry into a table
  entry, to avoid garbage in that page being misidentified as entry type
  attributes - this should fix the crash observed by Laszlo

Cc: Laszlo Ersek <lersek@redhat.com>
Cc: Leif Lindholm <leif@nuviainc.com>
Cc: Ashish Singhal <ashishsingha@nvidia.com>

Ard Biesheuvel (3):
  ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: limit recursion when freeing page tables
  ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: use helpers to determine table entry types
  ArmPkg/ArmMmuLib AARCH64: preserve attributes when replacing a table
    entry

 .../Library/ArmMmuLib/AArch64/ArmMmuLibCore.c | 83 +++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 68 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)

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2.17.1


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