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authorDavid Vrabel <david.vrabel@citrix.com>2014-12-18 14:56:54 +0000
committerDavid Vrabel <david.vrabel@citrix.com>2015-01-28 14:04:21 +0000
commit923b2919e2c318ee1c360a2119a14889fd0fcce4 (patch)
tree4d6ac4f7dd3e939c5a3d54a2527f746667307698 /include/xen
parentc43cf3ea838541ea9f066f4f1aa7b197cba6276e (diff)
xen/gntdev: mark userspace PTEs as special on x86 PV guests
In an x86 PV guest, get_user_pages_fast() on a userspace address range containing foreign mappings does not work correctly because the M2P lookup of the MFN from a userspace PTE may return the wrong page. Force get_user_pages_fast() to fail on such addresses by marking the PTEs as special. If Xen has XENFEAT_gnttab_map_avail_bits (available since at least 4.0), we can do so efficiently in the grant map hypercall. Otherwise, it needs to be done afterwards. This is both inefficient and racy (the mapping is visible to the task before we fixup the PTEs), but will be fine for well-behaved applications that do not use the mapping until after the mmap() system call returns. Guests with XENFEAT_auto_translated_physmap (ARM and x86 HVM or PVH) do not need this since get_user_pages() has always worked correctly for them. Signed-off-by: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@citrix.com> Reviewed-by: Stefano Stabellini <stefano.stabellini@eu.citrix.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/xen')
2 files changed, 13 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/xen/interface/features.h b/include/xen/interface/features.h
index 131a6ccdba25..6ad3d110bb81 100644
--- a/include/xen/interface/features.h
+++ b/include/xen/interface/features.h
@@ -41,6 +41,12 @@
/* x86: Does this Xen host support the MMU_PT_UPDATE_PRESERVE_AD hypercall? */
#define XENFEAT_mmu_pt_update_preserve_ad 5
+ * If set, GNTTABOP_map_grant_ref honors flags to be placed into guest kernel
+ * available pte bits.
+ */
+#define XENFEAT_gnttab_map_avail_bits 7
/* x86: Does this Xen host support the HVM callback vector type? */
#define XENFEAT_hvm_callback_vector 8
diff --git a/include/xen/interface/grant_table.h b/include/xen/interface/grant_table.h
index bcce56439d64..56806bc90c2f 100644
--- a/include/xen/interface/grant_table.h
+++ b/include/xen/interface/grant_table.h
@@ -526,6 +526,13 @@ DEFINE_GUEST_HANDLE_STRUCT(gnttab_cache_flush);
#define GNTMAP_contains_pte (1<<_GNTMAP_contains_pte)
+ * Bits to be placed in guest kernel available PTE bits (architecture
+ * dependent; only supported when XENFEAT_gnttab_map_avail_bits is set).
+ */
+#define _GNTMAP_guest_avail0 (16)
+#define GNTMAP_guest_avail_mask ((uint32_t)~0 << _GNTMAP_guest_avail0)
* Values for error status returns. All errors are -ve.
#define GNTST_okay (0) /* Normal return. */

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