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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH RFC v2 00/12] xen/x86: use per-vcpu stacks for 64 bit pv domains

On 22/01/18 22:45, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 01:32:44PM +0100, Juergen Gross wrote:
>> As a preparation for doing page table isolation in the Xen hypervisor
>> in order to mitigate "Meltdown" use dedicated stacks, GDT and TSS for
>> 64 bit PV domains mapped to the per-domain virtual area.
>> The per-vcpu stacks are used for early interrupt handling only. After
>> saving the domain's registers stacks are switched back to the normal
>> per physical cpu ones in order to be able to address on-stack data
>> from other cpus e.g. while handling IPIs.
>> Adding %cr3 switching between saving of the registers and switching
>> the stacks will enable the possibility to run guest code without any
>> per physical cpu mapping, i.e. avoiding the threat of a guest being
>> able to access other domains data.
>> Without any further measures it will still be possible for e.g. a
>> guest's user program to read stack data of another vcpu of the same
>> domain, but this can be easily avoided by a little PV-ABI modification
>> introducing per-cpu user address spaces.
>> This series is meant as a replacement for Andrew's patch series:
>> "x86: Prerequisite work for a Xen KAISER solution".
>> What needs to be done:
>> - verify livepatching is still working
> Is there an git repo for this?

https://github.com/jgross1/xen.git xpti


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