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Date:   Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:51:32 +0200
From:   Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:     "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@...ux.intel.com>
Cc:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, x86@...nel.org,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@...el.com>,
        Kai Huang <kai.huang@...ux.intel.com>,
        Jacob Pan <jacob.jun.pan@...ux.intel.com>,
        Alison Schofield <alison.schofield@...el.com>,
        linux-mm@...ck.org, kvm@...r.kernel.org, keyrings@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC 18/62] x86/mm: Implement syncing per-KeyID direct
 mappings

On Wed, May 08, 2019 at 05:43:38PM +0300, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> For MKTME we use per-KeyID direct mappings. This allows kernel to have
> access to encrypted memory.
> 
> sync_direct_mapping() sync per-KeyID direct mappings with a canonical
> one -- KeyID-0.
> 
> The function tracks changes in the canonical mapping:
>  - creating or removing chunks of the translation tree;
>  - changes in mapping flags (i.e. protection bits);
>  - splitting huge page mapping into a page table;
>  - replacing page table with a huge page mapping;
> 
> The function need to be called on every change to the direct mapping:
> hotplug, hotremove, changes in permissions bits, etc.

And yet I don't see anything in pageattr.c.

Also, this seems like an expensive scheme; if you know where the changes
where, a more fine-grained update would be faster.

> The function is nop until MKTME is enabled.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill.shutemov@...ux.intel.com>
> ---
>  arch/x86/include/asm/mktme.h |   6 +
>  arch/x86/mm/init_64.c        |  10 +
>  arch/x86/mm/mktme.c          | 441 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  3 files changed, 457 insertions(+)


> @@ -1247,6 +1254,7 @@ void mark_rodata_ro(void)
>  	unsigned long text_end = PFN_ALIGN(&__stop___ex_table);
>  	unsigned long rodata_end = PFN_ALIGN(&__end_rodata);
>  	unsigned long all_end;
> +	int ret;
>  
>  	printk(KERN_INFO "Write protecting the kernel read-only data: %luk\n",
>  	       (end - start) >> 10);
> @@ -1280,6 +1288,8 @@ void mark_rodata_ro(void)
>  	free_kernel_image_pages((void *)text_end, (void *)rodata_start);
>  	free_kernel_image_pages((void *)rodata_end, (void *)_sdata);
>  
> +	ret = sync_direct_mapping();
> +	WARN_ON(ret);
>  	debug_checkwx();
>  }
>  

If you'd done pageattr, the above would not be needed.

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