Re: [PATCH v3 00/13] Kernel address sanitizer - runtime memory debugger.
From: Dmitry Vyukov
Date: Fri Sep 26 2014 - 13:07:29 EST
On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 10:01 AM, Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 09/24/2014 08:43 AM, Andrey Ryabinin wrote:
>> This is a third iteration of kerenel address sanitizer (KASan).
>> KASan is a runtime memory debugger designed to find use-after-free
>> and out-of-bounds bugs.
>> Currently KASAN supported only for x86_64 architecture and requires kernel
>> to be build with SLUB allocator.
>> KASAN uses compile-time instrumentation for checking every memory access, therefore you
>> will need a fresh GCC >= v5.0.0.
> Hi Andrey,
> I tried this patchset, with the latest gcc, and I'm seeing the following:
> arch/x86/kernel/head.o: In function `_GLOBAL__sub_I_00099_0_reserve_ebda_region':
> /home/sasha/linux-next/arch/x86/kernel/head.c:71: undefined reference to `__asan_init_v4'
> init/built-in.o: In function `_GLOBAL__sub_I_00099_0___ksymtab_system_state':
> /home/sasha/linux-next/init/main.c:1034: undefined reference to `__asan_init_v4'
> init/built-in.o: In function `_GLOBAL__sub_I_00099_0_init_uts_ns':
> /home/sasha/linux-next/init/version.c:50: undefined reference to `__asan_init_v4'
> init/built-in.o: In function `_GLOBAL__sub_I_00099_0_root_mountflags':
> /home/sasha/linux-next/init/do_mounts.c:638: undefined reference to `__asan_init_v4'
> init/built-in.o: In function `_GLOBAL__sub_I_00099_0_rd_prompt':
> /home/sasha/linux-next/init/do_mounts_rd.c:361: undefined reference to `__asan_init_v4'
> init/built-in.o:/home/sasha/linux-next/init/do_mounts_md.c:312: more undefined references to `__asan_init_v4' follow
> What am I missing?
Emission of __asan_init_vx needs to be disabled when
-fsanitize=kernel-address. Our kernel does not boot with them at all.
It probably hits some limit for something that can be increased. But I
don't want to investigate what that limit is, as __asan_init is not
needed for kasan at all.
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