Patch "x86/mm: Do not forbid _PAGE_RW before init for __ro_after_init" has been added to the 4.9-stable tree
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Greg Kroah-Hartman May 2, 2018, 6:16 p.m. UTC
This is a note to let you know that I've just added the patch titled

    x86/mm: Do not forbid _PAGE_RW before init for __ro_after_init

to the 4.9-stable tree which can be found at:
    http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/stable-queue.git;a=summary

The filename of the patch is:
     x86-mm-do-not-forbid-_page_rw-before-init-for-__ro_after_init.patch
and it can be found in the queue-4.9 subdirectory.

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to the stable tree,
please let <stable@vger.kernel.org> know about it.


From foo@baz Wed May  2 10:53:11 PDT 2018
From: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 13:55:14 -0700
Subject: x86/mm: Do not forbid _PAGE_RW before init for __ro_after_init

From: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>

[ Upstream commit 639d6aafe437a7464399d2a77d006049053df06f ]

__ro_after_init data gets stuck in the .rodata section.  That's normally
fine because the kernel itself manages the R/W properties.

But, if we run __change_page_attr() on an area which is __ro_after_init,
the .rodata checks will trigger and force the area to be immediately
read-only, even if it is early-ish in boot.  This caused problems when
trying to clear the _PAGE_GLOBAL bit for these area in the PTI code:
it cleared _PAGE_GLOBAL like I asked, but also took it up on itself
to clear _PAGE_RW.  The kernel then oopses the next time it wrote to
a __ro_after_init data structure.

To fix this, add the kernel_set_to_readonly check, just like we have
for kernel text, just a few lines below in this function.

Signed-off-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
Acked-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org>
Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
Cc: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Nadav Amit <namit@vmware.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: linux-mm@kvack.org
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20180406205514.8D898241@viggo.jf.intel.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <alexander.levin@microsoft.com>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
---
 arch/x86/mm/pageattr.c |    6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)



Patches currently in stable-queue which might be from dave.hansen@linux.intel.com are

queue-4.9/x86-mm-do-not-forbid-_page_rw-before-init-for-__ro_after_init.patch

Patch
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--- a/arch/x86/mm/pageattr.c
+++ b/arch/x86/mm/pageattr.c
@@ -279,9 +279,11 @@  static inline pgprot_t static_protection
 
 	/*
 	 * The .rodata section needs to be read-only. Using the pfn
-	 * catches all aliases.
+	 * catches all aliases.  This also includes __ro_after_init,
+	 * so do not enforce until kernel_set_to_readonly is true.
 	 */
-	if (within(pfn, __pa_symbol(__start_rodata) >> PAGE_SHIFT,
+	if (kernel_set_to_readonly &&
+	    within(pfn, __pa_symbol(__start_rodata) >> PAGE_SHIFT,
 		   __pa_symbol(__end_rodata) >> PAGE_SHIFT))
 		pgprot_val(forbidden) |= _PAGE_RW;