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Date:   Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:54:22 -0700
From:   tip-bot for Thomas Garnier <>
Subject: [tip:core/urgent] arm/syscalls: Optimize address limit check

Commit-ID:  e33f8d32677fa4f4f8996ef46748f86aac81ccff
Author:     Thomas Garnier <>
AuthorDate: Thu, 7 Sep 2017 08:30:46 -0700
Committer:  Thomas Gleixner <>
CommitDate: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:45:33 +0200

arm/syscalls: Optimize address limit check

Disable the generic address limit check in favor of an architecture
specific optimized implementation. The generic implementation using
pending work flags did not work well with ARM and alignment faults.

The address limit is checked on each syscall return path to user-mode
path as well as the irq user-mode return function. If the address limit
was changed, a function is called to report data corruption (stopping
the kernel or process based on configuration).

The address limit check has to be done before any pending work because
they can reset the address limit and the process is killed using a
SIGKILL signal. For example the lkdtm address limit check does not work
because the signal to kill the process will reset the user-mode address

Signed-off-by: Thomas Garnier <>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
Tested-by: Kees Cook <>
Tested-by: Leonard Crestez <>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc: Pratyush Anand <>
Cc: Dave Martin <>
Cc: Will Drewry <>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc: Catalin Marinas <>
Cc: Will Deacon <>
Cc: Russell King <>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <>
Cc: David Howells <>
Cc: Dave Hansen <>
Cc: Al Viro <>
Cc: Yonghong Song <>

 arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S | 11 +++++++++++
 arch/arm/kernel/signal.c       |  7 +++++++
 2 files changed, 18 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S b/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S
index 0b60adf..99c9082 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/entry-common.S
@@ -12,6 +12,7 @@
 #include <asm/unistd.h>
 #include <asm/ftrace.h>
 #include <asm/unwind.h>
+#include <asm/memory.h>
 #include <asm/unistd-oabi.h>
@@ -48,10 +49,14 @@ ret_fast_syscall:
  UNWIND(.fnstart	)
  UNWIND(.cantunwind	)
 	disable_irq_notrace			@ disable interrupts
+	ldr	r2, [tsk, #TI_ADDR_LIMIT]
+	cmp	r2, #TASK_SIZE
+	blne	addr_limit_check_failed
 	ldr	r1, [tsk, #TI_FLAGS]		@ re-check for syscall tracing
 	bne	fast_work_pending
 	/* perform architecture specific actions before user return */
 	arch_ret_to_user r1, lr
@@ -74,6 +79,9 @@ ret_fast_syscall:
  UNWIND(.cantunwind	)
 	str	r0, [sp, #S_R0 + S_OFF]!	@ save returned r0
 	disable_irq_notrace			@ disable interrupts
+	ldr	r2, [tsk, #TI_ADDR_LIMIT]
+	cmp	r2, #TASK_SIZE
+	blne	addr_limit_check_failed
 	ldr	r1, [tsk, #TI_FLAGS]		@ re-check for syscall tracing
 	beq	no_work_pending
@@ -106,6 +114,9 @@ ENTRY(ret_to_user)
 	disable_irq_notrace			@ disable interrupts
+	ldr	r2, [tsk, #TI_ADDR_LIMIT]
+	cmp	r2, #TASK_SIZE
+	blne	addr_limit_check_failed
 	ldr	r1, [tsk, #TI_FLAGS]
 	tst	r1, #_TIF_WORK_MASK
 	bne	slow_work_pending
diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/signal.c b/arch/arm/kernel/signal.c
index 5814298..b67ae12 100644
--- a/arch/arm/kernel/signal.c
+++ b/arch/arm/kernel/signal.c
@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@
 #include <linux/uaccess.h>
 #include <linux/tracehook.h>
 #include <linux/uprobes.h>
+#include <linux/syscalls.h>
 #include <asm/elf.h>
 #include <asm/cacheflush.h>
@@ -673,3 +674,9 @@ struct page *get_signal_page(void)
 	return page;
+/* Defer to generic check */
+asmlinkage void addr_limit_check_failed(void)
+	addr_limit_user_check();

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