Re: [Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH net] rds: Prevent kernel-infoleak in rds_notify_queue_get()

From: Jason Gunthorpe
Date: Fri Aug 14 2020 - 13:07:14 EST

On Sat, Aug 08, 2020 at 03:57:33PM -0700, Jack Leadford wrote:
> Hello!
> Thanks to Jason for getting this conversation back on track.
> Yes: in general, {} or a partial initializer /will/ zero padding bits.
> However, there is a bug in some versions of GCC where {} will /not/ zero
> padding bits; actually, Jason's test program in this mail
> has the right ingredients to trigger the bug, but the GCC
> versions used are outside of the bug window. :)

It seems fine, at least Godbolt doesn't show a bug with that code.

Can you share the test that does fail?

This seems like the sort of security sensitive bug that should be
addressed in gcc, not worked around in the kernel code :\