[v13,05/12] arm64: reserve x18 from general allocation with SCS
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Message ID 20200427160018.243569-6-samitolvanen@google.com
State New
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  • add support for Clang's Shadow Call Stack
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Sami Tolvanen April 27, 2020, 4 p.m. UTC
Reserve the x18 register from general allocation when SCS is enabled,
because the compiler uses the register to store the current task's
shadow stack pointer. Note that all external kernel modules must also be
compiled with -ffixed-x18 if the kernel has SCS enabled.

Signed-off-by: Sami Tolvanen <samitolvanen@google.com>
Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com>
Reviewed-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Acked-by: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
---
 arch/arm64/Makefile | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/arch/arm64/Makefile b/arch/arm64/Makefile
index 85e4149cc5d5..409a6c1be8cc 100644
--- a/arch/arm64/Makefile
+++ b/arch/arm64/Makefile
@@ -81,6 +81,10 @@  endif
 
 KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(branch-prot-flags-y)
 
+ifeq ($(CONFIG_SHADOW_CALL_STACK), y)
+KBUILD_CFLAGS	+= -ffixed-x18
+endif
+
 ifeq ($(CONFIG_CPU_BIG_ENDIAN), y)
 KBUILD_CPPFLAGS	+= -mbig-endian
 CHECKFLAGS	+= -D__AARCH64EB__