[RFC PATCH V1 0/8] KASAN ppc64 support

Aneesh Kumar K.V aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Aug 17 20:50:36 AEST 2015

Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org> writes:

> On Mon, 2015-08-17 at 15:20 +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>> For kernel linear mapping, our address space looks like
>> 0xc000000000000000 - 0xc0003fffffffffff  (64TB)
>> We can't have virtual address(effective address) above that range
>> in 0xc region. Hence in-order to shadow the linear mapping, I am 
>> using region 0xe. ie, the shadow mapping now looks liwe
>> 0xc000000000000000 -> 0xe000000000000000 
> Why ? IE. Why can't you put the shadow at address +64T and have it work
> for everything ?
> .../...

Above +64TB ? How will that work ? We have check in different parts of
code like below, where we check each region's top address is within 64TB range. 

PGTABLE_RANGE and (ESID_BITS + SID_SHIFT) and all dependendent on 64TB
range. (46 bits).

static inline unsigned long get_vsid(unsigned long context, unsigned long ea,
				     int ssize)
	 * Bad address. We return VSID 0 for that
		return 0;

	if (ssize == MMU_SEGSIZE_256M)
		return vsid_scramble((context << ESID_BITS)
				     | (ea >> SID_SHIFT), 256M);
	return vsid_scramble((context << ESID_BITS_1T)
			     | (ea >> SID_SHIFT_1T), 1T);

>> Another reason why inline instrumentation is difficult is that for
>> inline instrumentation to work, we need to create a mapping for 
>> _possible_
>> virtual address space before kasan is fully initialized. ie, we need
>> to create page table entries for the shadow of the entire 64TB range,
>> with zero page, even though we have lesser ram. We definitely can't 
>> bolt those entries. I am yet to get the shadow for kernel linear 
>> mapping to work without bolting. Also we will have to get the page 
>> table allocated for that, because we can't share page table entries. 
>> Our fault path use pte entries for storing hash slot index.
> Hrm, that means we might want to start considering a page table to
> cover the linear mapping...

But that would require us to get a large zero page ? Are you suggesting
to use 16G page ? 

>> If we are ok to steal part of that 64TB range, for kasan mapping , ie
>> we make shadow of each region part of the same region, may be we can
>> get inline instrumentation to work. But that still doesn't solve the
>> page table allocation overhead issue mentioned above.


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