Commit a79316c6 authored by Andrey Ryabinin's avatar Andrey Ryabinin Committed by Linus Torvalds
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mm: slub: introduce metadata_access_enable()/metadata_access_disable()

It's ok for slub to access memory that marked by kasan as inaccessible
(object's metadata).  Kasan shouldn't print report in that case because
these accesses are valid.  Disabling instrumentation of slub.c code is not
enough to achieve this because slub passes pointer to object's metadata
into external functions like memchr_inv().

We don't want to disable instrumentation for memchr_inv() because this is
quite generic function, and we don't want to miss bugs.

metadata_access_enable/metadata_access_disable used to tell KASan where
accesses to metadata starts/end, so we could temporarily disable KASan

Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrey Ryabinin <>
Cc: Dmitry Vyukov <>
Cc: Konstantin Serebryany <>
Cc: Dmitry Chernenkov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrey Konovalov <>
Cc: Yuri Gribov <>
Cc: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
Cc: Sasha Levin <>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <>
Cc: Joonsoo Kim <>
Cc: Dave Hansen <>
Cc: Andi Kleen <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <>
Cc: Pekka Enberg <>
Cc: David Rientjes <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 75c66def
......@@ -20,6 +20,7 @@
#include <linux/proc_fs.h>
#include <linux/notifier.h>
#include <linux/seq_file.h>
#include <linux/kasan.h>
#include <linux/kmemcheck.h>
#include <linux/cpu.h>
#include <linux/cpuset.h>
......@@ -467,13 +468,31 @@ static int slub_debug;
static char *slub_debug_slabs;
static int disable_higher_order_debug;
* slub is about to manipulate internal object metadata. This memory lies
* outside the range of the allocated object, so accessing it would normally
* be reported by kasan as a bounds error. metadata_access_enable() is used
* to tell kasan that these accesses are OK.
static inline void metadata_access_enable(void)
static inline void metadata_access_disable(void)
* Object debugging
static void print_section(char *text, u8 *addr, unsigned int length)
print_hex_dump(KERN_ERR, text, DUMP_PREFIX_ADDRESS, 16, 1, addr,
length, 1);
static struct track *get_track(struct kmem_cache *s, void *object,
......@@ -503,7 +522,9 @@ static void set_track(struct kmem_cache *s, void *object,
trace.max_entries = TRACK_ADDRS_COUNT;
trace.entries = p->addrs;
trace.skip = 3;
/* See rant in lockdep.c */
if (trace.nr_entries != 0 &&
......@@ -677,7 +698,9 @@ static int check_bytes_and_report(struct kmem_cache *s, struct page *page,
u8 *fault;
u8 *end;
fault = memchr_inv(start, value, bytes);
if (!fault)
return 1;
......@@ -770,7 +793,9 @@ static int slab_pad_check(struct kmem_cache *s, struct page *page)
if (!remainder)
return 1;
fault = memchr_inv(end - remainder, POISON_INUSE, remainder);
if (!fault)
return 1;
while (end > fault && end[-1] == POISON_INUSE)
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