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Subject[PATCH v2 3/4] kasan: Document support on 32-bit powerpc
KASAN is supported on 32-bit powerpc and the docs should reflect this.

Suggested-by: Christophe Leroy <>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Axtens <>
Documentation/dev-tools/kasan.rst | 3 ++-
Documentation/powerpc/kasan.txt | 12 ++++++++++++
2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
create mode 100644 Documentation/powerpc/kasan.txt

diff --git a/Documentation/dev-tools/kasan.rst b/Documentation/dev-tools/kasan.rst
index e4d66e7c50de..4af2b5d2c9b4 100644
--- a/Documentation/dev-tools/kasan.rst
+++ b/Documentation/dev-tools/kasan.rst
@@ -22,7 +22,8 @@ global variables yet.
Tag-based KASAN is only supported in Clang and requires version 7.0.0 or later.

Currently generic KASAN is supported for the x86_64, arm64, xtensa and s390
-architectures, and tag-based KASAN is supported only for arm64.
+architectures. It is also supported on 32-bit powerpc kernels. Tag-based KASAN
+is supported only on arm64.

diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/kasan.txt b/Documentation/powerpc/kasan.txt
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..a85ce2ff8244
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/powerpc/kasan.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,12 @@
+KASAN is supported on powerpc on 32-bit only.
+32 bit support
+KASAN is supported on both hash and nohash MMUs on 32-bit.
+The shadow area sits at the top of the kernel virtual memory space above the
+fixmap area and occupies one eighth of the total kernel virtual memory space.
+Instrumentation of the vmalloc area is not currently supported, but modules
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