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authorPeter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>2018-01-31 10:18:28 +0100
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2018-02-21 09:05:05 +0100
commitca41b97ed9124fd62323a162de5852f6e28f94b8 (patch)
tree834e3ba681fc038c7570acf9fe7ae17991a981fe /tools/objtool
parentb5bc2231b8ad4387c9641f235ca0ad8cd300b6df (diff)
objtool: Add module specific retpoline rules
David allowed retpolines in .init.text, except for modules, which will trip up objtool retpoline validation, fix that. Requested-by: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org> Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Acked-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com> Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@kernel.org> Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> Cc: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com> Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'tools/objtool')
3 files changed, 12 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/tools/objtool/builtin-check.c b/tools/objtool/builtin-check.c
index dd6bcd6097f5..694abc628e9b 100644
--- a/tools/objtool/builtin-check.c
+++ b/tools/objtool/builtin-check.c
@@ -29,7 +29,7 @@
#include "builtin.h"
#include "check.h"
-bool no_fp, no_unreachable, retpoline;
+bool no_fp, no_unreachable, retpoline, module;
static const char * const check_usage[] = {
"objtool check [<options>] file.o",
@@ -40,6 +40,7 @@ const struct option check_options[] = {
OPT_BOOLEAN('f', "no-fp", &no_fp, "Skip frame pointer validation"),
OPT_BOOLEAN('u', "no-unreachable", &no_unreachable, "Skip 'unreachable instruction' warnings"),
OPT_BOOLEAN('r', "retpoline", &retpoline, "Validate retpoline assumptions"),
+ OPT_BOOLEAN('m', "module", &module, "Indicates the object will be part of a kernel module"),
diff --git a/tools/objtool/builtin.h b/tools/objtool/builtin.h
index 7b6addfce045..28ff40e19a14 100644
--- a/tools/objtool/builtin.h
+++ b/tools/objtool/builtin.h
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@
#include <subcmd/parse-options.h>
extern const struct option check_options[];
-extern bool no_fp, no_unreachable, retpoline;
+extern bool no_fp, no_unreachable, retpoline, module;
extern int cmd_check(int argc, const char **argv);
extern int cmd_orc(int argc, const char **argv);
diff --git a/tools/objtool/check.c b/tools/objtool/check.c
index 5e5db7b4d77b..472e64e95891 100644
--- a/tools/objtool/check.c
+++ b/tools/objtool/check.c
@@ -1958,6 +1958,15 @@ static int validate_retpoline(struct objtool_file *file)
if (insn->retpoline_safe)
+ /*
+ * .init.text code is ran before userspace and thus doesn't
+ * strictly need retpolines, except for modules which are
+ * loaded late, they very much do need retpoline in their
+ * .init.text
+ */
+ if (!strcmp(insn->sec->name, ".init.text") && !module)
+ continue;
WARN_FUNC("indirect %s found in RETPOLINE build",
insn->sec, insn->offset,
insn->type == INSN_JUMP_DYNAMIC ? "jump" : "call");