[KernelAddressSanitizer] Make globals constructors compatible with kernel [v2]

Authored by melver on Jun 10 2020, 6:01 AM.


[KernelAddressSanitizer] Make globals constructors compatible with kernel [v2]

[ v1 was reverted by c6ec352a6bde1995794c523adc2ebab802ccdf0a due to

modpost failing; v2 fixes this. More info:
https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/1045#issuecomment-640381783 ]

This makes -fsanitize=kernel-address emit the correct globals
constructors for the kernel. We had to do the following:

  • Disable generation of constructors that rely on linker features such as dead-global elimination.
  • Only instrument globals *not* in explicit sections. The kernel uses sections for special globals, which we should not touch.
  • Do not instrument globals that are prefixed with "" nor that are aliased by a symbol that is prefixed with "". For example, modpost relies on specially named aliases to find globals and checks their contents. Unfortunately modpost relies on size stored as ELF debug info and any padding of globals currently causes the debug info to cause size reported to be *with* redzone which throws modpost off.

Bugzilla: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=203493


  • With 'clang/test/CodeGen/asan-globals.cpp'.
  • With test_kasan.ko, we can see:

    BUG: KASAN: global-out-of-bounds in kasan_global_oob+0xb3/0xba [test_kasan]
  • allyesconfig, allmodconfig (x86_64)

Reviewed By: glider

Tags: #clang, #llvm

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D81390