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




On 10/10/18 at 03:44pm, Masayoshi Mizuma wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 05:30:57PM +0800, Baoquan He wrote:
> > On 10/10/18 at 11:19am, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> > > On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 11:14:26AM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > > > Yes, it's different, but if the SRAT information is available early, then
> > > > the command line parameter can go away because then the required
> > > > information for Masa's problem is available as well.
> > > 
> > > Exactly. And I'd prefer we delayed the command line parameter until we
> > > figure out we really need it and not expose it to upstream and then
> > > remove it shortly after.
> > > 
> > > So I'd suggest we move Masa's patches to a separate branch and not send
> > > it up this round.
> > 
> > Yes, sounds more reasonable if we can reuse functions in Chao's patch 1/3
> > to solve the padding issue.
> 
> Thanks for your comments! Yes, immovable_mem[num_immovable_mem] in Chao's
> patch may be useful for calculating the padding size. If so, we don't
> need the new kernel parameter. It's nice!
> 
> Do you happen to have ideas how we access immovable_mem[num_immovable_mem]
> from arch/x86/mm/kaslr.c ? It is located to arch/x86/boot/compressed/*, so
> I suppose it is not easy to access it... 
> I would appreciate if you could give some advice.

Hmm, they are living in different life cycle and space. So we can only
reuse the code from Chao's patch, but not the variable. Means we need
go through the SRAT accessing again in arch/x86/mm/kaslr.c and fill
immovable_mem[num_immovable_mem] for mm/kaslr.c usage, if we decide to
do like that.

Thanks
Baoquan