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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/9] scripts/link-vmlinux.sh: Delay orphan handling warnings until final link
On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 12:47:54PM +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> Kees Cook's on February 28, 2020 10:22 am:
> > Right now, powerpc adds "--orphan-handling=warn" to LD_FLAGS_vmlinux
> > to detect when there are unexpected sections getting added to the kernel
> > image. There is no need to report these warnings more than once, so it
> > can be removed until the final link stage.
> >
> > This helps pave the way for other architectures to enable this, with the
> > end goal of enabling this warning by default for vmlinux for all
> > architectures.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> > ---
> > scripts/link-vmlinux.sh | 6 ++++++
> > 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh b/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
> > index 1919c311c149..416968fea685 100755
> > --- a/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
> > +++ b/scripts/link-vmlinux.sh
> > @@ -255,6 +255,11 @@ info GEN modules.builtin
> > tr '\0' '\n' < modules.builtin.modinfo | sed -n 's/^[[:alnum:]:_]*\.file=//p' |
> > tr ' ' '\n' | uniq | sed -e 's:^:kernel/:' -e 's/$/.ko/' > modules.builtin
> >
> > +
> > +# Do not warn about orphan sections until the final link stage.
> > +saved_LDFLAGS_vmlinux="${LDFLAGS_vmlinux}"
> > +LDFLAGS_vmlinux="$(echo "${LDFLAGS_vmlinux}" | sed -E 's/ --orphan-handling=warn( |$)/ /g')"
> > +
> > btf_vmlinux_bin_o=""
> > if [ -n "${CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO_BTF}" ]; then
> > if gen_btf .tmp_vmlinux.btf .btf.vmlinux.bin.o ; then
> > @@ -306,6 +311,7 @@ if [ -n "${CONFIG_KALLSYMS}" ]; then
> > fi
> > fi
> >
> > +LDFLAGS_vmlinux="${saved_LDFLAGS_vmlinux}"
> > vmlinux_link vmlinux "${kallsymso}" ${btf_vmlinux_bin_o}
> >
> > if [ -n "${CONFIG_BUILDTIME_TABLE_SORT}" ]; then
>
> That's ugly. Why not just enable it for all archs?

It is ugly; I agree.

I can try to do this for all architectures, but I worry there are a
bunch I can't test. But I guess it would stand out. ;)

-Kees

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Kees Cook

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