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[v4,1/7] powerpc/64: Add INTERRUPT_SANITIZE_REGISTERS Kconfig

Message ID 20221129044354.1836018-1-rmclure@linux.ibm.com (mailing list archive)
State Superseded
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Series [v4,1/7] powerpc/64: Add INTERRUPT_SANITIZE_REGISTERS Kconfig | expand

Commit Message

Rohan McLure Nov. 29, 2022, 4:43 a.m. UTC
Add Kconfig option for enabling clearing of registers on arrival in an
interrupt handler. This reduces the speculation influence of registers
on kernel internals. The option will be consumed by 64-bit systems that
feature speculation and wish to implement this mitigation.

This patch only introduces the Kconfig option, no actual mitigations.

The primary overhead of this mitigation lies in an increased number of
registers that must be saved and restored by interrupt handlers on
Book3S systems. Enable by default on Book3E systems, which prior to
this patch eagerly save and restore register state, meaning that the
mitigation when implemented will have minimal overhead.

Acked-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Rohan McLure <rmclure@linux.ibm.com>
Resubmitting patches as their own series after v6 partially merged:
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/all/166488988686.779920.13794870102696416283.b4-ty@ellerman.id.au/t/
 arch/powerpc/Kconfig | 9 +++++++++
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/arch/powerpc/Kconfig b/arch/powerpc/Kconfig
index 4fd4924f6d50..280c797e0f30 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/Kconfig
+++ b/arch/powerpc/Kconfig
@@ -531,6 +531,15 @@  config HOTPLUG_CPU
 	  Say N if you are unsure.
+	bool "Clear gprs on interrupt arrival"
+	default PPC_BOOK3E_64
+	help
+	  Reduce the influence of user register state on interrupt handlers and
+	  syscalls through clearing user state from registers before handling
+	  the exception.
 	bool "Queued spinlocks" if EXPERT
 	depends on SMP