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Re: [PATCH v8 0/3] x86/boot/KASLR: Parse ACPI table and limit kaslr in immovable memory




Hi Boris,

On 10/10/18 at 10:59am, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> ... and we just picked up
> 
> https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20181001140843.26137-1-msys.mizuma@xxxxxxxxx
> 
> and without having looked at the rest of your stuff, if people accept
> your solution, we don't need the silly parameter anymore, right?
> 
> Which means, we should not rush the whole thing yet until the whole
> KASLR vs movable memory gets solved properly.

Masa's patches solves the problem in memory region KASLR which later hot
added memory may be big than the default padding 10 TB.

Chao's patches is trying to fix a conflict between 'movable_node' and
kernel text KASLR. If 'movable_node' specified, we rely on SRAT to get
which memory region is movable or immovable, and movable region can be
hot removed. But if kernel is randomized into movable memory, it can't
be hot removed any more, this is a regression after KASLR introduced.
So this is a different issue than Masa's.

Thanks
Baoquan