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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/18] introduce a new tool, valid access checker
On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 8:48 AM,  <> wrote:
> From: Joonsoo Kim <>
> Hello,
> This patchset introduces a new tool, valid access checker.
> Vchecker is a dynamic memory error detector. It provides a new debug feature
> that can find out an un-intended access to valid area. Valid area here means
> the memory which is allocated and allowed to be accessed by memory owner and
> un-intended access means the read/write that is initiated by non-owner.
> Usual problem of this class is memory overwritten.
> Most of debug feature focused on finding out un-intended access to
> in-valid area, for example, out-of-bound access and use-after-free, and,
> there are many good tools for it. But, as far as I know, there is no good tool
> to find out un-intended access to valid area. This kind of problem is really
> hard to solve so this tool would be very useful.
> This tool doesn't automatically catch a problem. Manual runtime configuration
> to specify the target object is required.
> Note that there was a similar attempt for the debugging overwritten problem
> however it requires manual code modifying and recompile.
> To get more information about vchecker, please see a documention at
> the last patch.
> Patchset can also be available at
> Enjoy it.

Hi Joonsoo,

I skimmed through the code and this looks fine from KASAN point of
view (minimal code changes and no perf impact).
I don't feel like I can judge if this should go in or not. I will not
use this, we use KASAN for large-scale testing, but vchecker is in a
different bucket, it is meant for developers debugging hard bugs.
Wengang come up with a very similar change, and Andi said that this
looks useful.

If the decision is that this goes in, please let me take a closer look
before this is merged.


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