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SubjectRe: [PATCH v12 7/7] kasan: don't run tests in async mode
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Hi Andrey,

On 2/9/21 5:26 PM, Andrey Konovalov wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 6:07 PM Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 04:02:25PM +0100, Andrey Konovalov wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 9, 2021 at 1:16 PM Vincenzo Frascino
>>> <vincenzo.frascino@arm.com> wrote:
>>>> On 2/9/21 12:02 PM, Catalin Marinas wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Feb 08, 2021 at 04:56:17PM +0000, Vincenzo Frascino wrote:
>>>>>> diff --git a/lib/test_kasan.c b/lib/test_kasan.c
>>>>>> index 7285dcf9fcc1..f82d9630cae1 100644
>>>>>> --- a/lib/test_kasan.c
>>>>>> +++ b/lib/test_kasan.c
>>>>>> @@ -51,6 +51,10 @@ static int kasan_test_init(struct kunit *test)
>>>>>> kunit_err(test, "can't run KASAN tests with KASAN disabled");
>>>>>> return -1;
>>>>>> }
>>>>>> + if (kasan_flag_async) {
>>>>>> + kunit_err(test, "can't run KASAN tests in async mode");
>>>>>> + return -1;
>>>>>> + }
>>>>>>
>>>>>> multishot = kasan_save_enable_multi_shot();
>>>>>> hw_set_tagging_report_once(false);
>>>>>
>>>>> I think we can still run the kasan tests in async mode if we check the
>>>>> TFSR_EL1 at the end of each test by calling mte_check_tfsr_exit().
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> IIUC this was the plan for the future. But I let Andrey comment for more details.
>>>
>>> If it's possible to implement, then it would be good to have. Doesn't
>>> have to be a part of this series though.
>>
>> I think it can be part of this series but after the 5.12 merging window
>> (we are a few days away from final 5.11 and I don't think we should
>> rush the MTE kernel async support in).
>>
>> It would be nice to have the kasan tests running with async by the time
>> we merge the patches (at a quick look, I think it's possible but, of
>> course, we may hit some blockers when implementing it).
>
> OK, sounds good.
>
> If it's possible to put an explicit check for tag faults at the end of
> each test, then adding async support shouldn't be hard.
>
> Note, that some of the tests trigger bugs that are detected via
> explicit checks within KASAN. For example, KASAN checks that a pointer
> that's being freed points to a start of a slab object, or that the
> object is accessible when it gets freed, etc. I don't see this being a
> problem, so just FYI.
>

Once you have your patches ready please send them to me and I will repost
another version. In the meantime I will address the remaining comments.

> Thanks!
>

--
Regards,
Vincenzo

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