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Re: Tests requiring MD hooks

On Jul 11, 2011, at 4:34 AM, jean-Yves Migeon wrote:

> On Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:34:38 +0400, Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:
>>> On Jul 10, 2011, at 7:58 PM, Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:
>>> >> That seems to be a bit tricky to write in a portable way: testing --x
>>> >> right in memory pages requires to put/copy some payload in a page and
>>> >> call it.
>>> >
>>> > dlopen something, find a function with dlsym, disable exec on that
>>> > page and call the function.  Catch SIGSEGV, check siginfo.  mprotect
>>> > it back and call the function again.
>>> doesn't work when the target uses function descriptors.
>> You mean "fat" function pointers like e.g. ia64?  It's easier to
>> special case couple of arches where we introduce a bit of special case
>> MI code to deconstruct the fat function pointer to get the code
>> address, than to write asm code for all arches.  Or?
> Exactly; use of function pointers is dictated by the ABI, so I can't really 
> use them as I'd like to, like i386/amd64 (these need some care too, you could 
> end up pointing to the GOT entry rather than the first byte of the function).
> On a side note, as stated in my initial mail, I'd like to provide MD hooks so 
> I can write tests for any part of memory, like testing non-executable 
> stack(s) (especially when grown), or check that correct protections are 
> applied to different part of memory regions.
> I can't do that simply through rtld, as I need to memcpy(2) the payload and 
> therefore have access to the beginning (which is not necessarily trivial 
> given certain architectures), and the end (never found a way to properly 
> label those without using assembly routines).

Would the easiest method be something like:

volatile int a1;
extern const char mprotect_this[];
        a1 = 1;
        __asm volatile(".globl mprotect_this" __ASM_DELIMITER
        a1 = 0;

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