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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 0/4] x86, kasan: add KASAN checks to atomic operations
Hi Dmitry,

On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 06:26:03PM +0100, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
> KASAN uses compiler instrumentation to intercept all memory accesses.
> But it does not see memory accesses done in assembly code.
> One notable user of assembly code is atomic operations. Frequently,
> for example, an atomic reference decrement is the last access to an
> object and a good candidate for a racy use-after-free.
> Atomic operations are defined in arch files, but KASAN instrumentation
> is required for several archs that support KASAN. Later we will need
> similar hooks for KMSAN (uninit use detector) and KTSAN (data race
> detector).
> This change introduces wrappers around atomic operations that can be
> used to add KASAN/KMSAN/KTSAN instrumentation across several archs,
> and adds KASAN checks to them.
> This patch uses the wrappers only for x86 arch. Arm64 will be switched
> later. And we also plan to instrument bitops in a similar way.

One way you could reduce the intrusivness for each architecture would be
to leave the existing macro names as-is, and redefine them in the
asm-generic header. It's certainly ugly, but it makes the porting work
a lot smaller. Apologies if you've considered this approach before, but
I figured it was worth mentioning just in case.

e.g. for atomic[64]_read, your asm-generic header looks like:


#include <linux/build_bug.h>
#include <linux/kasan-checks.h>

static __always_inline int __atomic_read_instrumented(const atomic_t *v)
kasan_check_read(v, sizeof(*v));
return atomic_read(v);

static __always_inline s64 __atomic64_read_instrumented(const atomic64_t *v)
kasan_check_read(v, sizeof(*v));
return atomic64_read(v);

#undef atomic_read
#undef atomic64_read

#define atomic_read __atomic_read_instrumented
#define atomic64_read __atomic64_read_instrumented


and the arch code just includes that in asm/atomic.h once it's done with
its definitions.

What do you think? Too stinky?


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