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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 01/12] Add kernel address sanitizer infrastructure.
On Thu, 27 Nov 2014, Andrey Ryabinin wrote:

> diff --git a/Documentation/kasan.txt b/Documentation/kasan.txt
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..a3a9009
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/kasan.txt
> @@ -0,0 +1,169 @@
> +Kernel address sanitizer
> +================
> +
> +0. Overview
> +===========
> +
> +Kernel Address sanitizer (KASan) is a dynamic memory error detector. It provides
> +a fast and comprehensive solution for finding use-after-free and out-of-bounds
> +bugs.
> +
> +KASan uses compile-time instrumentation for checking every memory access,
> +therefore you will need a certain version of GCC >= 4.9.2
> +
> +Currently KASan is supported only for x86_64 architecture and requires that the
> +kernel be built with the SLUB allocator.
> +
> +1. Usage
> +=========
> +
> +To enable KASAN configure kernel with:
> +
> + CONFIG_KASAN = y
> +
> +and choose between CONFIG_KASAN_OUTLINE and CONFIG_KASAN_INLINE. Outline/inline
> +is compiler instrumentation types. The former produces smaller binary the
> +latter is 1.1 - 2 times faster. Inline instrumentation requires GCC 5.0 or
> +latter.
> +
> +Currently KASAN works only with the SLUB memory allocator.
> +For better bug detection and nicer report, enable CONFIG_STACKTRACE and put
> +at least 'slub_debug=U' in the boot cmdline.
> +
> +To disable instrumentation for specific files or directories, add a line
> +similar to the following to the respective kernel Makefile:
> +
> + For a single file (e.g. main.o):
> + KASAN_SANITIZE_main.o := n
> +
> + For all files in one directory:
> + KASAN_SANITIZE := n
> +

More precisely, this requires CONFIG_SLUB_DEBUG and not just CONFIG_SLUB.


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