ACK/cmnt: [SRU artful] LP#1758856 -- retpoline hinting support
stefan.bader at canonical.com
Thu Apr 5 08:22:09 UTC 2018
On 26.03.2018 17:08, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> We have been having horrible problems with the retpoline information as
> recorded in the ABI changing on every update. The below pull-request
> brings in some new support utilising the upstream retpoline annotations.
> As well as bringing in some new annotations where needed.
> This should in time bring us to the situation where the retpoline
> information for every branch is empty. Where unannotated entries remain
> they are in review and will be coverered off in later updates. These
> are not regressions.
> Proposing for SRU to artful.
> The following changes since commit 23155b1c4c2fb5eececde1750aa9ba44a5da614b:
> UBUNTU: Ubuntu-4.13.0-38.43 (2018-03-14 12:45:35 +0100)
> are available in the Git repository at:
> git://git.launchpad.net/~apw/ubuntu/+source/linux/+git/review retpoline-hints/artful
> for you to fetch changes up to 66fe0d8b3604a397c2eef54f9d6058c8b326ccf8:
> UBUNTU: [Config] retpoine -- switch to new format (2018-03-26 11:48:31 +0100)
> * retpoline hints: primary infrastructure and initial hints (LP: #1758856)
> - [Packaging] retpoline-extract: flag *0xNNN(%reg) branches
> - x86/speculation, objtool: Annotate indirect calls/jumps for objtool
> - x86/speculation, objtool: Annotate indirect calls/jumps for objtool on 32bit
> - x86/paravirt, objtool: Annotate indirect calls
> - [Packaging] retpoline -- add safe usage hint support
> - [Packaging] retpoline-check -- only report additions
> - [Packaging] retpoline -- widen indirect call/jmp detection
> - [Packaging] retpoline -- elide %rip relative indirections
> - [Packaging] retpoline -- clear hint information from packages
> - KVM: x86: Make indirect calls in emulator speculation safe
> - KVM: VMX: Make indirect call speculation safe
> - x86/boot, objtool: Annotate indirect jump in secondary_startup_64()
> - SAUCE: early/late -- annotate indirect calls in early/late initialisation
> - SAUCE: vga_set_mode -- avoid jump tables
> - [Config] retpoine -- switch to new format
> * retpoline: ignore %cs:0xNNN constant indirections (LP: #1752655)
> - [Packaging] retpoline -- elide %cs:0xNNNN constants on i386
Seems to be plausible. Needs refresh to match re-named files, though.
Acked-by: Stefan Bader <stefan.bader at canonical.com>
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