[PATCH V2 00/10] KASan ppc64 support

Andrey Ryabinin ryabinin.a.a at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 02:37:09 AEST 2015

2015-08-26 11:26 GMT+03:00 Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com>:
> Hi,
> This patchset implements kernel address sanitizer for ppc64.
> Since ppc64 virtual address range is divided into different regions,
> we can't have one contigous area for the kasan shadow range. Hence
> we don't support the INLINE kasan instrumentation. With Outline
> instrumentation, we override the shadow_to_mem and mem_to_shadow
> callbacks, so that we map only the kernel linear range (ie,
> region with ID 0xc). For region with ID 0xd and 0xf (vmalloc
> and vmemmap ) we return the address of the zero page. This
> works because kasan doesn't track both vmemmap and vmalloc address.
> Known issues:
> * Kasan is not yet enabled for arch/powerpc/kvm
> * kexec hang
> * outline stack and global support

Is there any problem with globals or you just didn't try it yet?
I think it should just work. You need only to add  --param
asan-globals=0 to KBUILD_CFLAGS_MODULE
to disable it for modules.

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