Re: [PATCH v2 2/4] uaccess: always export _copy_[from|to]_user with CONFIG_RUST

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Sat Feb 10 2024 - 06:07:50 EST

On Sat, Feb 10, 2024, at 01:15, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 08, 2024 at 03:47:52PM +0000, Alice Ryhl wrote:
>> unsigned long res = n;
>> might_fault();
>> if (!should_fail_usercopy() && likely(access_ok(from, n))) {
>> + /*
>> + * Ensure that bad access_ok() speculation will not
>> + * lead to nasty side effects *after* the copy is
>> + * finished:
>> + */
>> + barrier_nospec();
> This means all callers just gained this barrier. That's a behavioral
> change -- is it intentional here? I don't see it mentioned in the commit
> log.

My bad, I probably should have explained it when I did the
patch as this is very subtle:

The barrier_nospec() definition is a nop on everything other
than x86 and powerpc, but those two were using the out-of-line
version that did in fact use it.

After this patch, the out-of-line function calls the inline
function, so it needs to be added here to keep the behavior
unchanged on the architectures that need it. For the rest,
this change has no effect.