[RFC/PATCH RESEND -next 00/21] Address sanitizer for kernel (kasan) - dynamic memory error detector.

Andi Kleen andi at firstfloor.org
Wed Jul 9 14:44:56 PDT 2014

Dave Hansen <dave.hansen at intel.com> writes:
> You're also claiming that "KASAN is better than all of

better as in finding more bugs, but surely not better as in
"do so with less overhead"

> CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC".  So should we just disallow (or hide)
> DEBUG_PAGEALLOC on kernels where KASAN is available?

I don't think DEBUG_PAGEALLOC/SLUB debug and kasan really conflict.

DEBUG_PAGEALLOC/SLUB is "much lower overhead but less bugs found".
KASAN is "slow but thorough" There are niches for both.

But I could see KASAN eventually deprecating kmemcheck, which
is just incredible slow.


ak at linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only

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