[PATCH v2 5/5] arm64: add KASan support

Andrey Ryabinin a.ryabinin at samsung.com
Tue May 26 07:12:39 PDT 2015

On 05/26/2015 04:35 PM, Linus Walleij wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 3:59 PM, Andrey Ryabinin <a.ryabinin at samsung.com> wrote:
> And then at boot I just get this:
> kasan test: kmalloc_oob_right out-of-bounds to right
> kasan test: kmalloc_oob_left out-of-bounds to left
> kasan test: kmalloc_node_oob_right kmalloc_node(): out-of-bounds to right
> kasan test: kmalloc_large_oob_rigth kmalloc large allocation:
> out-of-bounds to right
> kasan test: kmalloc_oob_krealloc_more out-of-bounds after krealloc more
> kasan test: kmalloc_oob_krealloc_less out-of-bounds after krealloc less
> kasan test: kmalloc_oob_16 kmalloc out-of-bounds for 16-bytes access
> kasan test: kmalloc_oob_in_memset out-of-bounds in memset
> kasan test: kmalloc_uaf use-after-free
> kasan test: kmalloc_uaf_memset use-after-free in memset
> kasan test: kmalloc_uaf2 use-after-free after another kmalloc
> kasan test: kmem_cache_oob out-of-bounds in kmem_cache_alloc
> kasan test: kasan_stack_oob out-of-bounds on stack
> kasan test: kasan_global_oob out-of-bounds global variable
> W00t no nice KASan warnings (which is what I expect).
> This is my compiler by the way:
> $ arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc --version
> arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc (crosstool-NG linaro-1.13.1-4.9-2014.09 -
> Linaro GCC 4.9-2014.09) 4.9.2 20140904 (prerelease)
> I did the same exercise on the foundation model (FVP) and I guess
> that is what you developed the patch set on because there I got
> nice KASan dumps:

That's not kasan dumps. That is slub debug output.
KASan warnings starts with
	"BUG: KASan: use after free/out of bounds access "

> I wonder were the problem lies, any hints where to start looking
> to fix this?

I suspect that your compiler lack -fsantize=kernel-address support.
It seems that GCC 4.9.2 doesn't supports -fsanitize=address/kernel-address on aarch64.

I tested this patchset on Cavium Thunder-x and on FVP also and didn't observe any problems.

> Yours,
> Linus Walleij

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