Re: [PATCH v3 1/3] kasan: support backing vmalloc space with real shadow memory

From: Vasily Gorbik
Date: Fri Aug 09 2019 - 07:54:14 EST

On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 05:15:48PM +1000, Daniel Axtens wrote:
> Hook into vmalloc and vmap, and dynamically allocate real shadow
> memory to back the mappings.
> Most mappings in vmalloc space are small, requiring less than a full
> page of shadow space. Allocating a full shadow page per mapping would
> therefore be wasteful. Furthermore, to ensure that different mappings
> use different shadow pages, mappings would have to be aligned to
> Instead, share backing space across multiple mappings. Allocate
> a backing page the first time a mapping in vmalloc space uses a
> particular page of the shadow region. Keep this page around
> regardless of whether the mapping is later freed - in the mean time
> the page could have become shared by another vmalloc mapping.
> This can in theory lead to unbounded memory growth, but the vmalloc
> allocator is pretty good at reusing addresses, so the practical memory
> usage grows at first but then stays fairly stable.
> This requires architecture support to actually use: arches must stop
> mapping the read-only zero page over portion of the shadow region that
> covers the vmalloc space and instead leave it unmapped.
> This allows KASAN with VMAP_STACK, and will be needed for architectures
> that do not have a separate module space (e.g. powerpc64, which I am
> currently working on). It also allows relaxing the module alignment
> back to PAGE_SIZE.
> Link:
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Axtens <dja@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
Acked-by: Vasily Gorbik <gor@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I've added s390 specific kasan init part and the whole thing looks good!
Unfortunately I also had to make additional changes in s390 code, so
s390 part would go later through s390 tree. But looking forward seeing
your patch series upstream.