Re: [PATCH v2] lzo: fix ip overrun during compress.

From: Dave Rodgman
Date: Fri Nov 30 2018 - 07:20:51 EST

> On 2018/11/30 0:49, Dave Rodgman wrote:
>> On 28/11/2018 1:52 pm, David Sterba wrote:
>>> The fix is adding a few branches to code that's supposed to be as fast
>>> as possible. The branches would be evaluated all the time while
>>> protecting against one signle bad page address. This does not look like
>>> a good performance tradeoff.
>> As an alternative, for all but the first case, instead of:
>> if (unlikely(OVERFLOW_ADD_CHECK(ip, m_len) || (ip + m_len >= ip_end)))
>> I'd suggest we do:
>> if (unlikely((ip_end - ip) <= m_len))
>> which will be about as efficient as what's currently there, but doesn't
>> have issues with overflow.
> Ooh, yes, pretty good solution to this, thanks.

Np :-)

Actually, looking more closely at the first case, something like this
works quite well:

size_t inc = 1 + ((ip - ii) >> 5);
if (unlikely((ip_end - ip) <= inc))
ip += inc;

On arm64, this generates only a single branch instruction, so it's only
two extra arithmetic operations more than the original code (using the
macro results in an additional compare & branch).

I used this to explore the compiler output: