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Subject[PATCH v7 2/4] kasan: Document support on 32-bit powerpc
KASAN is supported on 32-bit powerpc and the docs should reflect this.

Document s390 support while we're at it.

Suggested-by: Christophe Leroy <>
Reviewed-by: Christophe Leroy <>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Axtens <>


Changes since v5:
- rebase - riscv has now got support.
- document s390 support while we're at it
- clarify when kasan_vmalloc support is required
Documentation/dev-tools/kasan.rst | 7 +++++--
Documentation/powerpc/kasan.txt | 12 ++++++++++++
2 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 Documentation/powerpc/kasan.txt

diff --git a/Documentation/dev-tools/kasan.rst b/Documentation/dev-tools/kasan.rst
index c652d740735d..012ef3d91d1f 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, s390 and
-riscv architectures, and tag-based KASAN is supported only for arm64.
+riscv architectures. It is also supported on 32-bit powerpc kernels. Tag-based
+KASAN is supported only on arm64.

@@ -255,7 +256,9 @@ CONFIG_KASAN_VMALLOC

With ``CONFIG_KASAN_VMALLOC``, KASAN can cover vmalloc space at the
-cost of greater memory usage. Currently this is only supported on x86.
+cost of greater memory usage. Currently this supported on x86, s390
+and 32-bit powerpc. It is optional, except on 32-bit powerpc kernels
+with module support, where it is required.

This works by hooking into vmalloc and vmap, and dynamically
allocating real shadow memory to back the mappings.
diff --git a/Documentation/powerpc/kasan.txt b/Documentation/powerpc/kasan.txt
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..26bb0e8bb18c
--- /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 optional, unless built with modules,
+in which case it is required.
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