[v3,04/17] arm64: kernel: avoid x18 __cpu_soft_restart
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Sami Tolvanen Oct. 31, 2019, 4:46 p.m. UTC
From: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>

The code in __cpu_soft_restart() uses x18 as an arbitrary temp register,
which will shortly be disallowed. So use x8 instead.

Link: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9836877/
Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>
Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>
Reviewed-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
---
 arch/arm64/kernel/cpu-reset.S | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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Kees Cook Nov. 1, 2019, 3:47 a.m. UTC | #1
On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 09:46:24AM -0700, samitolvanen@google.com wrote:
> From: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>
> 
> The code in __cpu_soft_restart() uses x18 as an arbitrary temp register,
> which will shortly be disallowed. So use x8 instead.
> 
> Link: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9836877/
> Signed-off-by: Ard Biesheuvel <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org>

This one is easy to validate! ;)

Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>

-Kees

> Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>
> Reviewed-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
> ---
>  arch/arm64/kernel/cpu-reset.S | 4 ++--
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/cpu-reset.S b/arch/arm64/kernel/cpu-reset.S
> index 6ea337d464c4..32c7bf858dd9 100644
> --- a/arch/arm64/kernel/cpu-reset.S
> +++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/cpu-reset.S
> @@ -42,11 +42,11 @@ ENTRY(__cpu_soft_restart)
>  	mov	x0, #HVC_SOFT_RESTART
>  	hvc	#0				// no return
>  
> -1:	mov	x18, x1				// entry
> +1:	mov	x8, x1				// entry
>  	mov	x0, x2				// arg0
>  	mov	x1, x3				// arg1
>  	mov	x2, x4				// arg2
> -	br	x18
> +	br	x8
>  ENDPROC(__cpu_soft_restart)
>  
>  .popsection
> -- 
> 2.24.0.rc0.303.g954a862665-goog
>

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diff --git a/arch/arm64/kernel/cpu-reset.S b/arch/arm64/kernel/cpu-reset.S
index 6ea337d464c4..32c7bf858dd9 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/kernel/cpu-reset.S
+++ b/arch/arm64/kernel/cpu-reset.S
@@ -42,11 +42,11 @@  ENTRY(__cpu_soft_restart)
 	mov	x0, #HVC_SOFT_RESTART
 	hvc	#0				// no return
 
-1:	mov	x18, x1				// entry
+1:	mov	x8, x1				// entry
 	mov	x0, x2				// arg0
 	mov	x1, x3				// arg1
 	mov	x2, x4				// arg2
-	br	x18
+	br	x8
 ENDPROC(__cpu_soft_restart)
 
 .popsection