[PATCH v2] kasan: add memory corruption identification for software tag-based mode

Dmitry Vyukov dvyukov at google.com
Tue Jun 11 01:47:27 PDT 2019


On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 9:05 AM Walter Wu <walter-zh.wu at mediatek.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 2019-06-10 at 13:46 +0200, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 9:28 AM Walter Wu <walter-zh.wu at mediatek.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Fri, 2019-06-07 at 21:18 +0800, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> > > > > diff --git a/include/linux/kasan.h b/include/linux/kasan.h
> > > > > index b40ea104dd36..be0667225b58 100644
> > > > > --- a/include/linux/kasan.h
> > > > > +++ b/include/linux/kasan.h
> > > > > @@ -164,7 +164,11 @@ void kasan_cache_shutdown(struct kmem_cache *cache);
> > > > >
> > > > >  #else /* CONFIG_KASAN_GENERIC */
> > > > >
> > > > > +#ifdef CONFIG_KASAN_SW_TAGS_IDENTIFY
> > > > > +void kasan_cache_shrink(struct kmem_cache *cache);
> > > > > +#else
> > > >
> > > > Please restructure the code so that we don't duplicate this function
> > > > name 3 times in this header.
> > > >
> > > We have fixed it, Thank you for your reminder.
> > >
> > >
> > > > >  static inline void kasan_cache_shrink(struct kmem_cache *cache) {}
> > > > > +#endif
> > > > >  static inline void kasan_cache_shutdown(struct kmem_cache *cache) {}
> > > > >
> > > > >  #endif /* CONFIG_KASAN_GENERIC */
> > > > > diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.kasan b/lib/Kconfig.kasan
> > > > > index 9950b660e62d..17a4952c5eee 100644
> > > > > --- a/lib/Kconfig.kasan
> > > > > +++ b/lib/Kconfig.kasan
> > > > > @@ -134,6 +134,15 @@ config KASAN_S390_4_LEVEL_PAGING
> > > > >           to 3TB of RAM with KASan enabled). This options allows to force
> > > > >           4-level paging instead.
> > > > >
> > > > > +config KASAN_SW_TAGS_IDENTIFY
> > > > > +       bool "Enable memory corruption idenitfication"
> > > >
> > > > s/idenitfication/identification/
> > > >
> > > I should replace my glasses.
> > >
> > >
> > > > > +       depends on KASAN_SW_TAGS
> > > > > +       help
> > > > > +         Now tag-based KASAN bug report always shows invalid-access error, This
> > > > > +         options can identify it whether it is use-after-free or out-of-bound.
> > > > > +         This will make it easier for programmers to see the memory corruption
> > > > > +         problem.
> > > >
> > > > This description looks like a change description, i.e. it describes
> > > > the current behavior and how it changes. I think code comments should
> > > > not have such, they should describe the current state of the things.
> > > > It should also mention the trade-off, otherwise it raises reasonable
> > > > questions like "why it's not enabled by default?" and "why do I ever
> > > > want to not enable it?".
> > > > I would do something like:
> > > >
> > > > This option enables best-effort identification of bug type
> > > > (use-after-free or out-of-bounds)
> > > > at the cost of increased memory consumption for object quarantine.
> > > >
> > > I totally agree with your comments. Would you think we should try to add the cost?
> > > It may be that it consumes about 1/128th of available memory at full quarantine usage rate.
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I don't understand the question. We should not add costs if not
> > necessary. Or you mean why we should add _docs_ regarding the cost? Or
> > what?
> >
> I mean the description of option. Should it add the description for
> memory costs. I see KASAN_SW_TAGS and KASAN_GENERIC options to show the
> memory costs. So We originally think it is possible to add the
> description, if users want to enable it, maybe they want to know its
> memory costs.
>
> If you think it is not necessary, we will not add it.

Full description of memory costs for normal KASAN mode and
KASAN_SW_TAGS should probably go into
Documentation/dev-tools/kasan.rst rather then into config description
because it may be too lengthy.

I mentioned memory costs for this config because otherwise it's
unclear why would one ever want to _not_ enable this option. If it
would only have positive effects, then it should be enabled all the
time and should not be a config option at all.



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