sorry, the cover letter forwand to rafael.

Thanks,
Chao Fan

On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 08:40:12PM +0800, Chao Fan wrote:
>***Background:
>People reported that kaslr may randomly chooses some positions
>which are located in movable memory regions. This will break memory
>hotplug feature and make the movable memory chosen by KASLR can't be
>removed.
>
>***Solutions:
>There should be a method to limit kaslr to choosing immovable memory
>regions, so there are 2 solutions:
>1) Add a kernel parameter to specify the memory regions.
>2) Get the information of memory hot-remove, then kaslr will know the
>   right regions.
>In method 2, information about memory hot-remove is in ACPI
>tables, which will be parsed after start_kernel(), kaslr can't get
>the information.
>In method 1, users should know the regions address and specify in
>kernel parameter.
>
>In the earliest time, I tried to dig ACPI tabls to solve this problem.
>But I didn't splite the code in 'compressed/' and ACPI code, so the patch
>is hard to follow so refused by community.
>Somebody suggest to add a kernel parameter to specify the
>immovable memory so that limit kaslr in these regions. Then I make
>a new patchset. After several versions, Ingo gave a suggestion:
>https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1634024.html
>Follow Ingo's suggestion, imitate the ACPI code to parse the acpi
>tables, so that the kaslr can get necessary memory information in
>ACPI tables.
>I think ACPI code is an independent part, so copy the codes
>and functions to 'compressed/' directory, so that kaslr won't
>influence the initialization of ACPI.
>
>PATCH 1/3 Add acpitb.c to provide functions to parse ACPI code.
>PATCH 2/3 If CONFIG_MEMORY_HOTREMOVE enabled, walk all nodes and
>          store the information of immovable memory regions.
>PATCH 3/3 According to the immovable memory regions, filter the
>          immovable regions which KASLR can choose.
>
>***Test results:
> - I did a very simple test, and it can get the memory information in
>   bios and efi KVM guest machine, and put it by early printk. But no
>   more tests, so it's with RFC tag.
>
>v1->v2:
> -  Simplify some code.
>Follow Baoquan He's suggestion:
> - Reuse the head file of acpi code.
>
>v2->v3:
> - Test in more conditions, so remove the 'RFC' tag.
> - Change some comments.
>
>v3->v4:
>Follow Thomas Gleixner's suggetsion:
> - Put the whole efi related function into #define CONFIG_EFI and return
>   false in the other stub.
> - Simplify two functions in head file.
>
>v4->v5:
>Follow Dou Liyang's suggestion:
> - Add more comments about some functions based on kernel code.
> - Change some typo in comments.
> - Clean useless variable.
> - Add check for the boundary of array.
> - Add check for 'movable_node' parameter
>
>v5->v6:
>Follow Baoquan He's suggestion:
> - Change some log.
> - Add the check for acpi_rsdp
> - Change some code logical to make code clear
>
>Any comments will be welcome.
>
>
>Chao Fan (3):
>  x86/boot: Add acpitb.c to parse acpi tables
>  x86/boot/KASLR: Walk srat tables to filter immovable memory
>  x86/boot/KASLR: Limit kaslr to choosing the immovable memory
>
> arch/x86/boot/compressed/Makefile |   4 +
> arch/x86/boot/compressed/acpitb.c | 382 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> arch/x86/boot/compressed/kaslr.c  |  76 +++++-
> arch/x86/boot/compressed/misc.h   |   8 +
> 4 files changed, 459 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
> create mode 100644 arch/x86/boot/compressed/acpitb.c
>
>-- 
>2.17.1
>


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