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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 mm 08/13] kasan, mm: optimize krealloc poisoning
On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 11:48 AM Marco Elver <elver@google.com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Feb 05, 2021 at 06:34PM +0100, Andrey Konovalov wrote:
> > Currently, krealloc() always calls ksize(), which unpoisons the whole
> > object including the redzone. This is inefficient, as kasan_krealloc()
> > repoisons the redzone for objects that fit into the same buffer.
> >
> > This patch changes krealloc() instrumentation to use uninstrumented
> > __ksize() that doesn't unpoison the memory. Instead, kasan_kreallos()
> > is changed to unpoison the memory excluding the redzone.
> >
> > For objects that don't fit into the old allocation, this patch disables
> > KASAN accessibility checks when copying memory into a new object instead
> > of unpoisoning it.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl@google.com>
>
> Reviewed-by: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
>
> Clarification below.
>
> > ---
> > mm/kasan/common.c | 12 ++++++++++--
> > mm/slab_common.c | 20 ++++++++++++++------
> > 2 files changed, 24 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/mm/kasan/common.c b/mm/kasan/common.c
> > index 7ea643f7e69c..a8a67dca5e55 100644
> > --- a/mm/kasan/common.c
> > +++ b/mm/kasan/common.c
> > @@ -476,7 +476,7 @@ static void *____kasan_kmalloc(struct kmem_cache *cache, const void *object,
> >
> > /*
> > * The object has already been unpoisoned by kasan_slab_alloc() for
> > - * kmalloc() or by ksize() for krealloc().
> > + * kmalloc() or by kasan_krealloc() for krealloc().
> > */
> >
> > /*
> > @@ -526,7 +526,7 @@ void * __must_check __kasan_kmalloc_large(const void *ptr, size_t size,
> >
> > /*
> > * The object has already been unpoisoned by kasan_alloc_pages() for
> > - * alloc_pages() or by ksize() for krealloc().
> > + * alloc_pages() or by kasan_krealloc() for krealloc().
> > */
> >
> > /*
> > @@ -554,8 +554,16 @@ void * __must_check __kasan_krealloc(const void *object, size_t size, gfp_t flag
> > if (unlikely(object == ZERO_SIZE_PTR))
> > return (void *)object;
> >
> > + /*
> > + * Unpoison the object's data.
> > + * Part of it might already have been unpoisoned, but it's unknown
> > + * how big that part is.
> > + */
> > + kasan_unpoison(object, size);
> > +
> > page = virt_to_head_page(object);
> >
> > + /* Piggy-back on kmalloc() instrumentation to poison the redzone. */
> > if (unlikely(!PageSlab(page)))
> > return __kasan_kmalloc_large(object, size, flags);
> > else
> > diff --git a/mm/slab_common.c b/mm/slab_common.c
> > index dad70239b54c..60a2f49df6ce 100644
> > --- a/mm/slab_common.c
> > +++ b/mm/slab_common.c
> > @@ -1140,19 +1140,27 @@ static __always_inline void *__do_krealloc(const void *p, size_t new_size,
> > void *ret;
> > size_t ks;
> >
> > - if (likely(!ZERO_OR_NULL_PTR(p)) && !kasan_check_byte(p))
> > - return NULL;
> > -
> > - ks = ksize(p);
> > + /* Don't use instrumented ksize to allow precise KASAN poisoning. */
> > + if (likely(!ZERO_OR_NULL_PTR(p))) {
> > + if (!kasan_check_byte(p))
> > + return NULL;
>
> Just checking: Check byte returns true if the object is not tracked by KASAN, right? I.e. if it's a KFENCE object, kasan_check_byte() always returns true.

kasan_check_byte() still performs the check, but since KFENCE objects
are never poisoned, the check always passes.

Thanks!

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