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Date:	Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:10:13 +0100 (BST)
From:	Ben Harris <bjh21@...21.me.uk>
To:	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, x86@...nel.org
cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH] x86: Don't allow stackprotector without TSC

On x86, boot_init_stack_canary() unconditionally calls 
__native_read_tsc().  This means that when a kernel with 
CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR enabled is booted on a CPU without a TSC, the 
kernel hangs at startup.  See <https://bugs.debian.org/766105> for an 
example.

To avoid this, make HAVE_CC_STACKPROTECTOR dependent on X86_TSC, which is 
defined iff all supported processors have a TSC.  Setting the minimum 
processor type to one without TSC thus disables the stack protector, 
making the kernel bootable on such processors.

Signed-off-by: Ben Harris <bjh21@...21.me.uk>

---

This patch is against v3.18-rc1.

diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig b/arch/x86/Kconfig
index f2327e8..5acee0f 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/x86/Kconfig
@@ -129,7 +129,6 @@ config X86
  	select RTC_LIB
  	select HAVE_DEBUG_STACKOVERFLOW
  	select HAVE_IRQ_EXIT_ON_IRQ_STACK if X86_64
-	select HAVE_CC_STACKPROTECTOR
  	select GENERIC_CPU_AUTOPROBE
  	select HAVE_ARCH_AUDITSYSCALL
  	select ARCH_SUPPORTS_ATOMIC_RMW
diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig.cpu b/arch/x86/Kconfig.cpu
index 6983314..9626e47 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Kconfig.cpu
+++ b/arch/x86/Kconfig.cpu
@@ -360,6 +360,7 @@ config X86_P6_NOP
  config X86_TSC
  	def_bool y
  	depends on (MWINCHIP3D || MCRUSOE || MEFFICEON || MCYRIXIII || MK7 || MK6 || MPENTIUM4 || MPENTIUMM || MPENTIUMIII || MPENTIUMII || M686 || M586MMX || M586TSC || MK8 || MVIAC3_2 || MVIAC7 || MGEODEGX1 || MGEODE_LX || MCORE2 || MATOM) || X86_64
+	select HAVE_CC_STACKPROTECTOR

  config X86_CMPXCHG64
  	def_bool y

-- 
Ben Harris
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