Re: [PATCH] ima: dynamically allocate shash_desc
From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Mon Jun 17 2019 - 16:13:20 EST
On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 8:08 PM Mimi Zohar <zohar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, 2019-06-17 at 11:55 -0400, Mimi Zohar wrote:
> > On Mon, 2019-06-17 at 13:20 +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > On 32-bit ARM, we get a warning about excessive stack usage when
> > > building with clang.
> > >
> > > security/integrity/ima/ima_crypto.c:504:5: error: stack frame size
> > > of 1152 bytes in function 'ima_calc_field_array_hash' [-Werror,-
> > > Wframe-larger-than=]
> > I'm definitely not seeing this. Is this problem a result of non
> > upstreamed patches? For sha1, currently the only possible hash
> > algorithm, I'm seeing 664.
You won't see it with gcc, only with clang in some randconfig builds,
I suppose only when KASAN is enabled.
> Every time a measurement is added to the measurement list, the memory
> would be allocated/freed. The frequency of new measurements is policy
> dependent. For performance reasons, I'd prefer if the allocation
> remains on the stack.
Is there a way to preallocate the shash_desc instead? That would
avoid the overhead.