Re: [PATCH 3/3] asm-generic, x86: Add bitops instrumentation for KASAN

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Wed May 29 2019 - 06:04:52 EST

On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 11:20:17AM +0200, Marco Elver wrote:
> For the default, we decided to err on the conservative side for now,
> since it seems that e.g. x86 operates only on the byte the bit is on.

This is not correct, see for instance set_bit():

static __always_inline void
set_bit(long nr, volatile unsigned long *addr)
if (IS_IMMEDIATE(nr)) {
asm volatile(LOCK_PREFIX "orb %1,%0"
: CONST_MASK_ADDR(nr, addr)
: "iq" ((u8)CONST_MASK(nr))
: "memory");
} else {
asm volatile(LOCK_PREFIX __ASM_SIZE(bts) " %1,%0"
: : RLONG_ADDR(addr), "Ir" (nr) : "memory");

That results in:

LOCK BTSQ nr, (addr)

when @nr is not an immediate.