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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/6] objtool: Add UACCESS validation
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On 2/27/19 5:08 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 01:43:35PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> It is important that UACCESS regions are as small as possible;
>> furthermore the UACCESS state is not scheduled, so doing anything that
>> might directly call into the scheduler will cause random code to be
>> ran with UACCESS enabled.
>>
>> Teach objtool too track UACCESS state and warn about any CALL made
>> while UACCESS is enabled. This very much includes the __fentry__()
>> tracing calls and __preempt_schedule() calls.
>>
>> Note that exceptions _do_ save/restore the UACCESS state, and therefore
>> they can drive preemption. This also means that all exception handlers
>> must have an otherwise dedundant UACCESS disable instruction;
>> therefore ignore this warning for !STT_FUNC code (exception handlers
>> are not normal functions).
>>
>> It also provides a UACCESS_SAFE() annotation which allows explicit
>> annotation. This is meant to be used for future things like:
>> unsafe_copy_{to,from}_user().
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
>
> So KASAN is wildly unhappy..
>
> I can't actually find any definitions of those functions, so I can't
> very well mark the safe, even if we wanted to.
>

They are macro-generated. Use 'git grep DEFINE_ASAN'

> ---
>
>>> arch/x86/kernel/signal.o: warning: objtool: restore_sigcontext()+0x59: call to __asan_store8_noabort() with UACCESS enabled

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