[PATCH][4.19] x86: ipipe: Harden racy path in __fpu__restore_sig

Jan Kiszka jan.kiszka at siemens.com
Tue Jul 28 17:53:10 CEST 2020

From: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka at siemens.com>

This is needed because I-pipe can interrupt at a point where
fpu->initialized is already set but the (internally hardened)
fpu__restore() was not run yet. As the context switch uses
'initialized' to decide whether to activate the FPU for the target
thread, we may prematurely activate it.

Signed-off-by: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka at siemens.com>

I'm still struggling to find out what all could go wrong for us. The 
patch originates from 4.4 where this missing protection triggers a 
warning, and more was missing (https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/7/24/932).

 arch/x86/kernel/fpu/signal.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/signal.c b/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/signal.c
index d99a8ee9e185..ea846a28300a 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/signal.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/signal.c
@@ -315,6 +315,7 @@ static int __fpu__restore_sig(void __user *buf, void __user *buf_fx, int size)
 		 * header. Validate and sanitize the copied state.
 		struct user_i387_ia32_struct env;
+		unsigned long flags;
 		int err = 0;
@@ -345,8 +346,10 @@ static int __fpu__restore_sig(void __user *buf, void __user *buf_fx, int size)
+		flags = hard_cond_local_irq_save();
 		fpu->initialized = 1;
+		hard_cond_local_irq_restore(flags);
 		return err;

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