[lkml]   [2020]   [Dec]   [1]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
Subject[PATCH v9 0/6] KASAN for powerpc64 radix
Building on the work of Christophe, Aneesh and Balbir, I've ported
KASAN to 64-bit Book3S kernels running on the Radix MMU.

This is a significant reworking of the previous versions. Instead of
the previous approach which supported inline instrumentation, this
series provides only outline instrumentation.

To get around the problem of accessing the shadow region inside code we run
with translations off (in 'real mode'), we we restrict checking to when
translations are enabled. This is done via a new hook in the kasan core and
by excluding larger quantites of arch code from instrumentation. The upside
is that we no longer require that you be able to specify the amount of
physically contiguous memory on the system at compile time. Hopefully this
is a better trade-off. More details in patch 6.

kexec works. Both 64k and 4k pages work. Running as a KVM host works, but
nothing in arch/powerpc/kvm is instrumented. It's also potentially a bit
fragile - if any real mode code paths call out to instrumented code, things
will go boom.

There are 4 failing KUnit tests:

kasan_stack_oob, kasan_alloca_oob_left & kasan_alloca_oob_right - these are
due to not supporting inline instrumentation.

kasan_global_oob - gcc puts the ASAN init code in a section called
'.init_array'. Powerpc64 module loading code goes through and _renames_ any
section beginning with '.init' to begin with '_init' in order to avoid some
complexities around our 24-bit indirect jumps. This means it renames
'.init_array' to '_init_array', and the generic module loading code then
fails to recognise the section as a constructor and thus doesn't run
it. This hack dates back to 2003 and so I'm not going to try to unpick it
in this series. (I suspect this may have previously worked if the code
ended up in .ctors rather than .init_array but I don't keep my old binaries
around so I have no real way of checking.)

Daniel Axtens (6):
kasan: allow an architecture to disable inline instrumentation
kasan: allow architectures to provide an outline readiness check
kasan: define and use MAX_PTRS_PER_* for early shadow tables
kasan: Document support on 32-bit powerpc
powerpc/mm/kasan: rename kasan_init_32.c to init_32.c
powerpc: Book3S 64-bit outline-only KASAN support

 \ /
  Last update: 2020-12-01 17:18    [W:0.263 / U:2.240 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site