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Date:   Tue, 30 Jun 2020 18:13:31 +0000
From:   Michael Kelley <mikelley@...rosoft.com>
To:     Stephen Hemminger <stephen@...workplumber.org>,
        Andres Beltran <lkmlabelt@...il.com>
CC:     Andres Beltran <t-mabelt@...rosoft.com>,
        KY Srinivasan <kys@...rosoft.com>,
        Haiyang Zhang <haiyangz@...rosoft.com>,
        Stephen Hemminger <sthemmin@...rosoft.com>,
        "wei.liu@...nel.org" <wei.liu@...nel.org>,
        "linux-hyperv@...r.kernel.org" <linux-hyperv@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "parri.andrea@...il.com" <parri.andrea@...il.com>,
        Saruhan Karademir <skarade@...rosoft.com>,
        "linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org" <linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org>,
        "netdev@...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

From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@...workplumber.org>  Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:16 AM
> 
> 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?

This new mechanism for generating requestIDs to pass to Hyper-V is
available for VMbus drivers to use, but drivers that have not been updated
to use it are unaffected.  So hv_uio_generic will work as it always has.

Michael

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