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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 00/11] Kernel address sanitizer - runtime memory debugger.
On 11/18/2014 07:09 PM, Andrey Ryabinin wrote:
> Yes with CONFIG_KASAN_INLINE you will get GPF instead of kasan report.
> For userspaces addresses we don't have shadow memory. In outline case
> I just check address itself before checking shadow. In inline case compiler
> just checks shadow, so there is no way to avoid GPF.
>
> To be able to print report instead of GPF, I need to treat GPFs in a special
> way if inline instrumentation was enabled, but it's not done yet.

I went ahead and tested it with the test module, which worked perfectly. No
more complaints here...

>> > I remembered that one of the biggest changes in kasan was the introduction of
>> > inline instrumentation, so I went ahead to disable it and see if it helps. But
>> > the only result of that was having the boot process hang pretty early:
>> >
>> > [...]
>> > [ 0.000000] IOAPIC[0]: apic_id 21, version 17, address 0xfec00000, GSI 0-23
>> > [ 0.000000] Processors: 20
>> > [ 0.000000] smpboot: Allowing 24 CPUs, 4 hotplug CPUs
>> > [ 0.000000] e820: [mem 0xd0000000-0xffffffff] available for PCI devices
>> > [ 0.000000] Booting paravirtualized kernel on KVM
>> > [ 0.000000] setup_percpu: NR_CPUS:8192 nr_cpumask_bits:24 nr_cpu_ids:24 nr_node_ids:1
>> > [ 0.000000] PERCPU: Embedded 491 pages/cpu @ffff8808dce00000 s1971864 r8192 d31080 u2097152
>> > *HANG*
>> >
> This hang happens only with your error patch above or even without it?

It happens even without the patch.


Thanks,
Sasha


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