Re: [PATCH] netlink: move nla_put_{u8,u16,u32} out of line

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Thu Feb 09 2017 - 09:41:53 EST

On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 1:46 PM, Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 12:55 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 12:28 PM, Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 10:18 PM, Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Thanks for the list, that looks very helpful. The ones I found myself
>> seem to be a strict (and small) subset of those, using gcc-7.0.1 on x86-64
>> with allmodconfig and a few hundred randconfig builds. Which compiler
>> version did you use for your testing? If new versions are better than old
>> ones, we could start by fixing the ones that are still present in gcc-6 and
>> gcc-7, and making the warning conditionally on the compiler version.
>> Another idea might be to separate out asan_stack=1 into a separate
>> Kconfig option and warn if that is enabled with compilers that are known
>> to be relatively bad it keeping the stack small.
> Mine is gcc version 7.0.0 20161208. Make sure you enable KASAN_INLINE
> and I also enabled CONFIG_KCOV. Other than that I just did
> allyesconfig + make -k.

Ok, I see my mistake now: On the allmodconfig build, I had KASAN_INLINE
disabled, which made the problem go away for almost all files (almost all
frame sizes are below 2048 bytes, except for the two issues I posted patches
for (hisilicon ethernet driver, and nla_put_* users).

On the randconfig build test, I have a long series of patches applied that
address all known warnings, including my earlier "kasan: turn off
-fsanitize-address-use-after-scope for now" (see Without
-fsanitize-address-use-after-scope, the problem is also mostly gone
(a few cases show up in drivers/media/, and also in block/sed-opal.c
and drivers/tty/vt/keyboard.c). I now have initial patches for all of
them to bring the stack size below 2048 bytes.

As far as I can see, the remaining problems with scary stack frame sizes
you found only show up with the combination of all three: KASAN_INLINE,
asan_stack=1 and -fsanitize-address-use-after-scope. If all three were
separately configurable and we merge the patches I made, I think we could
enable the normal 2048 byte warning in all configurations that have at least
one of the turned off, but I don't know which of those combinations would
actually be sensible for production kernels.