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From: Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>
To: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>,
	Alexander Potapenko <glider@google.com>,
	Michael Davidson <md@google.com>, Michal Marek <mmarek@suse.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Shaohua Li <shli@kernel.org>,
	Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@chromium.org>,
	"x86@kernel.org" <x86@kernel.org>,
	"open list:KERNEL BUILD + fi..." <linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-crypto@vger.kernel.org, linux-raid@vger.kernel.org,
	kbuild-all@01.org, Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 6/7] md/raid10, LLVM: get rid of variable length array
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:22:00 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CACT4Y+buj6Oors8MU8ZhbSePeQqJOWdQKThiDgaY6mGj=p7LUw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20170324141053.lte3qq7mfl6krlkb@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net>

On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:10 PM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 02:50:24PM +0100, Dmitry Vyukov wrote:
>> OK, I guess should not have referenced the llvm-linux page.
>> So here are reasons on our side that I am ready to vouch:
>>
>>  - clang make it possible to implement KMSAN (dynamic detection of
>> uses of uninit memory)
>
> How does GCC make this impossible?

Too complex and too difficult to implement correctly on all corner
cases. All other sanitizers were ported to gcc very quickly, but msan
wasn't. Nobody is brave enough to even approach it.

>>  - better code coverage for fuzzing
>
> How so? Why can't the same be achieved using GCC?

Same reason.

>>  - why simpler and faster development (e.g. we can port our user-space
>> hardening technologies -- CFI and SafeStack)
>
> That's just because you've already implemented this in clang, right? So
> less work for you. Not because its impossible.

I am not saying that it's impossible. It would just require
unreasonable amount of time, and then perpetual maintenance to fix
corner cases and regressions.

For background: I implemented the current fuzzing coverage (KCOV) in
gcc, and user-space tsan instrumentation in gcc.

  reply	other threads:[~2017-03-24 14:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 50+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-03-17  0:15 [PATCH 0/7] LLVM: make x86_64 kernel build with clang Michael Davidson
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 1/7] Makefile, LLVM: add -no-integrated-as to KBUILD_[AC]FLAGS Michael Davidson
2017-04-03 22:49   ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-04-21  7:49   ` Masahiro Yamada
2017-04-21  7:49     ` Masahiro Yamada
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 2/7] Makefile, x86, LLVM: disable unsupported optimization flags Michael Davidson
2017-03-17 21:32   ` H. Peter Anvin
2017-03-17 21:34     ` H. Peter Anvin
2017-04-05 18:08   ` Masahiro Yamada
2017-04-05 19:01     ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-04-05 19:11       ` Michael Davidson
2017-04-10 14:54         ` Masahiro Yamada
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 3/7] x86, LLVM: suppress clang warnings about unaligned accesses Michael Davidson
2017-03-17 23:50   ` hpa
2017-04-03 23:01     ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-04-13 23:14       ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-04-13 23:55         ` H. Peter Anvin
2017-04-14  0:23           ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-04-14  5:30             ` hpa
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 4/7] x86, boot, LLVM: #undef memcpy etc in string.c Michael Davidson
2017-06-22 22:31   ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-06-22 22:37     ` H. Peter Anvin
2017-06-30 18:32       ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 5/7] x86, boot, LLVM: Use regparm=0 for memcpy and memset Michael Davidson
2017-03-17 12:08   ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-06-22 22:38     ` H. Peter Anvin
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 6/7] md/raid10, LLVM: get rid of variable length array Michael Davidson
2017-03-17 12:08   ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-17 12:31     ` Alexander Potapenko
2017-03-17 12:32       ` Alexander Potapenko
2017-03-17 18:03         ` Borislav Petkov
2017-03-17 18:47           ` Dmitry Vyukov
2017-03-17 18:57             ` Borislav Petkov
2017-03-17 19:05               ` Dmitry Vyukov
2017-03-17 19:26                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-17 19:26                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-17 19:29                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-24 13:50                     ` Dmitry Vyukov
2017-03-24 14:10                       ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-24 14:22                         ` Dmitry Vyukov [this message]
2017-03-18  0:41                 ` Fengguang Wu
2017-03-17 12:44       ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-17 18:52         ` Michael Davidson
2017-03-17 19:27           ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-17 20:04             ` hpa
2017-03-24 13:47               ` Dmitry Vyukov
2017-03-24 14:09                 ` Peter Zijlstra
2017-03-17  0:15 ` [PATCH 7/7] crypto, x86, LLVM: aesni - fix token pasting Michael Davidson
2017-04-03 23:14   ` Matthias Kaehlcke
2017-03-17  8:17 ` [PATCH 0/7] LLVM: make x86_64 kernel build with clang Dmitry Vyukov

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