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SubjectRe: [PATCH mm 06/22] kasan: simplify async check in end_report
On Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 6:38 PM Alexander Potapenko <glider@google.com> wrote:
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>
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> On Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 5:37 PM <andrey.konovalov@linux.dev> wrote:
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>> From: Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl@google.com>
>>
>> Currently, end_report() does not call trace_error_report_end() for bugs
>> detected in either async or asymm mode (when kasan_async_fault_possible()
>> returns true), as the address of the bad access might be unknown.
>>
>> However, for asymm mode, the address is known for faults triggered by
>> read operations.
>>
>> Instead of using kasan_async_fault_possible(), simply check that
>> the addr is not NULL when calling trace_error_report_end().
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl@google.com>
>> ---
>> mm/kasan/report.c | 2 +-
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/mm/kasan/report.c b/mm/kasan/report.c
>> index d60ee8b81e2b..2d892ec050be 100644
>> --- a/mm/kasan/report.c
>> +++ b/mm/kasan/report.c
>> @@ -112,7 +112,7 @@ static void start_report(unsigned long *flags)
>>
>> static void end_report(unsigned long *flags, unsigned long addr)
>> {
>> - if (!kasan_async_fault_possible())
>> + if (addr)
>> trace_error_report_end(ERROR_DETECTOR_KASAN, addr);
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> What happens in the case of a NULL dereference? Don't we want to trigger the tracepoint as well?

A NULL pointer dereference is never reported through KASAN: for
software modes, it triggers a GPF when accessing shadow, and for
HW_TAGS, it takes precedence over a tag mismatch.

Thanks!

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