Re: [RFC/PATCH RESEND -next 15/21] mm: slub: add kernel address sanitizer hooks to slub allocator

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Wed Jul 09 2014 - 10:48:48 EST

On Wed, 9 Jul 2014, Andrey Ryabinin wrote:

> With this patch kasan will be able to catch bugs in memory allocated
> by slub.
> Allocated slab page, this whole page marked as unaccessible
> in corresponding shadow memory.
> On allocation of slub object requested allocation size marked as
> accessible, and the rest of the object (including slub's metadata)
> marked as redzone (unaccessible).
> We also mark object as accessible if ksize was called for this object.
> There is some places in kernel where ksize function is called to inquire
> size of really allocated area. Such callers could validly access whole
> allocated memory, so it should be marked as accessible by kasan_krealloc call.

Do you really need to go through all of this? Add the hooks to
kmem_cache_alloc_trace() instead and use the existing instrumentation
that is there for other purposes?
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