Commit 437ac7b6 authored by Dan Williams's avatar Dan Williams Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

x86: Introduce barrier_nospec

commit b3d7ad85

Rename the open coded form of this instruction sequence from
rdtsc_ordered() into a generic barrier primitive, barrier_nospec().

One of the mitigations for Spectre variant1 vulnerabilities is to fence
speculative execution after successfully validating a bounds check. I.e.
force the result of a bounds check to resolve in the instruction pipeline
to ensure speculative execution honors that result before potentially
operating on out-of-bounds data.

No functional changes.
Suggested-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Suggested-by: default avatarAndi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Suggested-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Tom Lendacky <thomas.lendacky@amd.com>
Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Cc: kernel-hardening@lists.openwall.com
Cc: gregkh@linuxfoundation.org
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: alan@linux.intel.com
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/151727415361.33451.9049453007262764675.stgit@dwillia2-desk3.amr.corp.intel.comSigned-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
parent 4820d428
......@@ -48,6 +48,10 @@ static inline unsigned long array_index_mask_nospec(unsigned long index,
/* Override the default implementation from linux/nospec.h. */
#define array_index_mask_nospec array_index_mask_nospec
/* Prevent speculative execution past this barrier. */
#define barrier_nospec() alternative_2("", "mfence", X86_FEATURE_MFENCE_RDTSC, \
"lfence", X86_FEATURE_LFENCE_RDTSC)
#ifdef CONFIG_X86_PPRO_FENCE
#define dma_rmb() rmb()
#else
......
......@@ -214,8 +214,7 @@ static __always_inline unsigned long long rdtsc_ordered(void)
* that some other imaginary CPU is updating continuously with a
* time stamp.
*/
alternative_2("", "mfence", X86_FEATURE_MFENCE_RDTSC,
"lfence", X86_FEATURE_LFENCE_RDTSC);
barrier_nospec();
return rdtsc();
}
......
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