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Date:   Thu, 2 Sep 2021 23:49:51 -0700
From:   Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@...hat.com>
To:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Cc:     Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>, Jessica Yu <jeyu@...nel.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        linux-arch@...r.kernel.org, Heiko Carstens <hca@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Vasily Gorbik <gor@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@...ibm.com>,
        Alexander Egorenkov <egorenar@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Sven Schnelle <svens@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Ilya Leoshkevich <iii@...ux.ibm.com>,
        "Steven Rostedt (VMware)" <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
        Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@...gle.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-s390@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] module: Use a list of strings for ro_after_init
 sections

On Wed, Sep 01, 2021 at 04:37:56PM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> Instead of open-coding the section names, use a list for the sections that
> need to be marked read-only after init. Unfortunately, it seems we can't
> do normal section merging with scripts/module.lds.S as ld.bfd doesn't
> correctly update symbol tables. For more details, see commit 6a3193cdd5e5
> ("kbuild: lto: Merge module sections if and only if CONFIG_LTO_CLANG
> is enabled").

I'm missing what this has to do with section merging.  Can you connect
the dots here, i.e. what sections would we want to merge and how would
that help here?

Instead of hard-coding section names in module.c, I'm wondering if we
can do something like the following to set SHF_RO_AFTER_INIT when first
creating the sections.  Completely untested...


diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/jump_label.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/jump_label.h
index 0449b125d27f..d4ff34c6199c 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/jump_label.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/jump_label.h
@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@
 #include <linux/types.h>
 
 #define JUMP_TABLE_ENTRY				\
-	".pushsection __jump_table,  \"aw\" \n\t"	\
+	".pushsection __jump_table, \"0x00200003\" \n\t"\
 	_ASM_ALIGN "\n\t"				\
 	".long 1b - . \n\t"				\
 	".long %l[l_yes] - . \n\t"			\
diff --git a/kernel/module.c b/kernel/module.c
index 40ec9a030eec..1dda33c9ae49 100644
--- a/kernel/module.c
+++ b/kernel/module.c
@@ -3549,15 +3549,6 @@ static struct module *layout_and_allocate(struct load_info *info, int flags)
 	 * Note: ro_after_init sections also have SHF_{WRITE,ALLOC} set.
 	 */
 	ndx = find_sec(info, ".data..ro_after_init");
-	if (ndx)
-		info->sechdrs[ndx].sh_flags |= SHF_RO_AFTER_INIT;
-	/*
-	 * Mark the __jump_table section as ro_after_init as well: these data
-	 * structures are never modified, with the exception of entries that
-	 * refer to code in the __init section, which are annotated as such
-	 * at module load time.
-	 */
-	ndx = find_sec(info, "__jump_table");
 	if (ndx)
 		info->sechdrs[ndx].sh_flags |= SHF_RO_AFTER_INIT;
 
diff --git a/tools/objtool/check.c b/tools/objtool/check.c
index e5947fbb9e7a..b25ca38179ea 100644
--- a/tools/objtool/check.c
+++ b/tools/objtool/check.c
@@ -20,6 +20,9 @@
 #include <linux/kernel.h>
 #include <linux/static_call_types.h>
 
+/* cribbed from include/uapi/linux/elf.h */
+#define SHF_RO_AFTER_INIT	0x00200000
+
 struct alternative {
 	struct list_head list;
 	struct instruction *insn;
@@ -466,7 +469,8 @@ static int create_static_call_sections(struct objtool_file *file)
 	list_for_each_entry(insn, &file->static_call_list, call_node)
 		idx++;
 
-	sec = elf_create_section(file->elf, ".static_call_sites", SHF_WRITE,
+	sec = elf_create_section(file->elf, ".static_call_sites",
+				 SHF_WRITE | SHF_RO_AFTER_INIT,
 				 sizeof(struct static_call_site), idx);
 	if (!sec)
 		return -1;

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