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Date:   Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:16:21 -0700
From:   Stephen Hemminger <stephen@...workplumber.org>
To:     Andres Beltran <lkmlabelt@...il.com>
Cc:     t-mabelt@...rosoft.com, kys@...rosoft.com, haiyangz@...rosoft.com,
        sthemmin@...rosoft.com, wei.liu@...nel.org,
        linux-hyperv@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        mikelley@...rosoft.com, parri.andrea@...il.com,
        skarade@...rosoft.com, linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        "James E . J . Bottomley" <jejb@...ux.ibm.com>,
        "Martin K . Petersen" <martin.petersen@...cle.com>,
        "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/3] Drivers: hv: vmbus: vmbus_requestor data
 structure for VMBus hardening

On Tue, 30 Jun 2020 11:31:57 -0400
Andres Beltran <lkmlabelt@...il.com> wrote:

> Currently, VMbus drivers use pointers into guest memory as request IDs
> for interactions with Hyper-V. To be more robust in the face of errors
> or malicious behavior from a compromised Hyper-V, avoid exposing
> guest memory addresses to Hyper-V. Also avoid Hyper-V giving back a
> bad request ID that is then treated as the address of a guest data
> structure with no validation. Instead, encapsulate these memory
> addresses and provide small integers as request IDs.
> 
> The first patch creates the definitions for the data structure, provides
> helper methods to generate new IDs and retrieve data, and
> allocates/frees the memory needed for vmbus_requestor.
> 
> The second and third patches make use of vmbus_requestor to send request
> IDs to Hyper-V in storvsc and netvsc respectively.
> 
> Thanks.
> Andres Beltran
> 
> Tested-by: Andrea Parri <parri.andrea@...il.com>
> 
> Cc: linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org
> Cc: netdev@...r.kernel.org
> Cc: James E.J. Bottomley <jejb@...ux.ibm.com>
> Cc: Martin K. Petersen <martin.petersen@...cle.com>
> Cc: David S. Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
> 
> Andres Beltran (3):
>   Drivers: hv: vmbus: Add vmbus_requestor data structure for VMBus
>     hardening
>   scsi: storvsc: Use vmbus_requestor to generate transaction IDs for
>     VMBus hardening
>   hv_netvsc: Use vmbus_requestor to generate transaction IDs for VMBus
>     hardening
> 
>  drivers/hv/channel.c              | 154 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  drivers/net/hyperv/hyperv_net.h   |  13 +++
>  drivers/net/hyperv/netvsc.c       |  79 ++++++++++++---
>  drivers/net/hyperv/rndis_filter.c |   1 +
>  drivers/scsi/storvsc_drv.c        |  85 ++++++++++++++---
>  include/linux/hyperv.h            |  22 +++++
>  6 files changed, 329 insertions(+), 25 deletions(-)
> 

How does this interact with use of the vmbus in usermode by DPDK through hv_uio_generic?
Will it still work?

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