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Date:   Tue, 23 Oct 2018 08:36:16 +0000
From:   Ramana Radhakrishnan <Ramana.Radhakrishnan@....com>
To:     Catalin Marinas <Catalin.Marinas@....com>,
        Kristina Martsenko <Kristina.Martsenko@....com>
CC:     "linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
        <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        Mark Rutland <Mark.Rutland@....com>,
        "linux-arch@...r.kernel.org" <linux-arch@...r.kernel.org>,
        Andrew Jones <drjones@...hat.com>,
        Jacob Bramley <Jacob.Bramley@....com>,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@...aro.org>,
        Marc Zyngier <Marc.Zyngier@....com>,
        Adam Wallis <awallis@...eaurora.org>,
        Suzuki Poulose <Suzuki.Poulose@....com>,
        Will Deacon <Will.Deacon@....com>,
        Christoffer Dall <Christoffer.Dall@....com>,
        "kvmarm@...ts.cs.columbia.edu" <kvmarm@...ts.cs.columbia.edu>,
        Amit Kachhap <Amit.Kachhap@....com>,
        Dave P Martin <Dave.Martin@....com>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, nd <nd@....com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 07/17] arm64: add basic pointer authentication support

On 19/10/2018 12:15, Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 05, 2018 at 09:47:44AM +0100, Kristina Martsenko wrote:
>> diff --git a/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h b/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h
>> new file mode 100644
>> index 000000000000..2aefedc31d9e
>> --- /dev/null
>> +++ b/arch/arm64/include/asm/pointer_auth.h
>> @@ -0,0 +1,63 @@
>> +// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
>> +#ifndef __ASM_POINTER_AUTH_H
>> +#define __ASM_POINTER_AUTH_H
>> +
>> +#include <linux/random.h>
>> +
>> +#include <asm/cpufeature.h>
>> +#include <asm/sysreg.h>
>> +
>> +#ifdef CONFIG_ARM64_PTR_AUTH
>> +/*
>> + * Each key is a 128-bit quantity which is split across a pair of 64-bit
>> + * registers (Lo and Hi).
>> + */
>> +struct ptrauth_key {
>> +	unsigned long lo, hi;
>> +};
>> +
>> +/*
>> + * We give each process its own instruction A key (APIAKey), which is shared by
>> + * all threads. This is inherited upon fork(), and reinitialised upon exec*().
>> + * All other keys are currently unused, with APIBKey, APDAKey, and APBAKey
>> + * instructions behaving as NOPs.
>> + */
> 
> I don't remember the past discussions but I assume the tools guys are ok
> with a single key shared by multiple threads. Ramana, could you ack this
> part, FTR?

Sorry about the slow response, I've been traveling.

Ack and Will's response covers the reasons why pretty well. A prctl call 
would be a good enhancement.

regards
Ramana


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