Re: [PATCH] x86, kasan: add KASAN checks to atomic operations

From: Mark Rutland
Date: Wed Mar 08 2017 - 10:44:18 EST

On Wed, Mar 08, 2017 at 04:27:11PM +0100, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 4:20 PM, Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > As in my other reply, I'd prefer that we wrapped the (arch-specific)
> > atomic implementations such that we can instrument them explicitly in a
> > core header. That means that the implementation and semantics of the
> > atomics don't change at all.
> >
> > Note that we could initially do this just for x86 and arm64), e.g. by
> > having those explicitly include an <asm-generic/atomic-instrumented.h>
> > at the end of their <asm/atomic.h>.
> How exactly do you want to do this incrementally?
> I don't feel ready to shuffle all archs, but doing x86 in one patch
> and then arm64 in another looks tractable.

I guess we'd have three patches: one adding the header and any core
infrastructure, followed by separate patches migrating arm64 and x86