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From: Nathan Chancellor <>
To: Kees Cook <>, Arnd Bergmann <>,
	Nick Desaulniers <>
Cc: Fangrui Song <>, Marco Elver <>,,,,,
	Nathan Chancellor <>,
Subject: [PATCH v2] Handle clang's module.{c,d}tor sections
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 19:31:08 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

A recent change in LLVM causes module_{c,d}tor sections to appear when
CONFIG_K{A,C}SAN are enabled, which results in orphan section warnings
because these are not handled anywhere:

ld.lld: warning: arch/x86/pci/built-in.a(legacy.o):(.text.asan.module_ctor) is being placed in '.text.asan.module_ctor'
ld.lld: warning: arch/x86/pci/built-in.a(legacy.o):(.text.asan.module_dtor) is being placed in '.text.asan.module_dtor'
ld.lld: warning: arch/x86/pci/built-in.a(legacy.o):(.text.tsan.module_ctor) is being placed in '.text.tsan.module_ctor'

Fangrui explains: "the function asan.module_ctor has the SHF_GNU_RETAIN
flag, so it is in a separate section even with -fno-function-sections

Place them in the TEXT_TEXT section so that these technologies continue
to work with the newer compiler versions. All of the KASAN and KCSAN
KUnit tests continue to pass after this change.

Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <>

v1 -> v2:

* Fix inclusion of .text.tsan.* (Nick)

* Drop .text.asan as it does not exist plus it would be handled by a
  different line (Fangrui)

* Add Fangrui's explanation about why the LLVM commit caused these
  sections to appear.

 include/asm-generic/ | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/include/asm-generic/ b/include/asm-generic/
index 17325416e2de..62669b36a772 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/
+++ b/include/asm-generic/
@@ -586,6 +586,7 @@
 		NOINSTR_TEXT						\
 		*(.text..refcount)					\
 		*(.ref.text)						\
+		*(.text.asan.* .text.tsan.*)				\
 		TEXT_CFI_JT						\
 	MEM_KEEP(init.text*)						\
 	MEM_KEEP(exit.text*)						\

base-commit: 4669e13cd67f8532be12815ed3d37e775a9bdc16

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-07-31  2:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-30 22:38 [PATCH] Handle clang's module.{c,d}tor sections Nathan Chancellor
2021-07-30 22:42 ` Nick Desaulniers
2021-07-30 22:59   ` Fangrui Song
2021-07-31  0:32     ` Nathan Chancellor
2021-07-31  2:31 ` Nathan Chancellor [this message]
2021-07-31  6:01   ` [PATCH v2] " Fangrui Song
2021-07-31  9:08   ` Marco Elver
2021-08-02 16:40   ` Nick Desaulniers

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