Re: [PATCH v2 11/11] kasan: rework Kconfig settings

From: Dmitry Vyukov
Date: Fri Jun 16 2017 - 07:45:18 EST

On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 1:42 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.kmemcheck b/lib/Kconfig.kmemcheck
>>> index 846e039a86b4..58b9f3f81dc8 100644
>>> --- a/lib/Kconfig.kmemcheck
>>> +++ b/lib/Kconfig.kmemcheck
>>> @@ -7,6 +7,7 @@ menuconfig KMEMCHECK
>>> bool "kmemcheck: trap use of uninitialized memory"
>>> depends on DEBUG_KERNEL
>>> depends on !X86_USE_3DNOW
>>> + depends on !KASAN_EXTRA
>> KASAN is not meant to work with KMEMCHECK. I am not sure if it even
>> works, and it's definitely unmaintained. Even if it works now, I am
>> not sure what could be the intention of somebody running that
>> combination.
>> So I think we should do: depends on !KASAN
>> Will it make things simper for you?
> I don't think it will change anything for me, other than having to respin the
> patch series or adding a patch on top.
> I have just checked that KMEMCHECK is already disabled in allmodconfig,
> and all but one of the warnings I address in the series show up in
> allmodconfig too.


We can disable it if/when KASAN+KMEMCHECK combination requires any
additional work, or causes user confusion.