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From: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
To: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>
Cc: kasan-dev@googlegroups.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>,
	Andrey Konovalov <andreyknvl@gmail.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Clark Williams <williams@redhat.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] kcov: PREEMPT_RT fixup + misc
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:26:38 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CANpmjNPn5rS7MyoDtzJNbs9Gxo=26H_z7CX4UDQcwLRtJfZa6A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210906162824.3s7tmdqah5i7jnou@linutronix.de>

On Mon, 6 Sept 2021 at 18:28, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
<bigeasy@linutronix.de> wrote:
> On 2021-09-06 18:13:11 [+0200], Marco Elver wrote:
> > Thanks for sorting this out. Given syzkaller is exercising all of
> > KCOV's feature, I let syzkaller run for a few hours with PROVE_LOCKING
> > (and PROVE_RAW_LOCK_NESTING) on, and looks fine:
> >
> >     Acked-by: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
> >     Tested-by: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
>
> awesome.
>
> > > One thing I noticed and have no idea if this is right or not:
> > > The code seems to mix long and uint64_t for the reported instruction
> > > pointer / position in the buffer. For instance
> > > __sanitizer_cov_trace_pc() refers to a 64bit pointer (in the comment)
> > > while the area pointer itself is (long *). The problematic part is that
> > > a 32bit application on a 64bit pointer will expect a four byte pointer
> > > while kernel uses an eight byte pointer.
> >
> > I think the code is consistent in using 'unsigned long' for writing
> > regular pos/IP (except write_comp_data(), which has a comment about
> > it). The mentions of 64-bit in comments might be inaccurate though.
> > But I think it's working as expected:
> >
> > - on 64-bit kernels, pos/IP can be up to 64-bit;
> > - on 32-bit kernels, pos/IP can only be up to 32-bit.
> >
> > User space necessarily has to know about the bit-ness of its kernel,
> > because the coverage information is entirely dependent on the kernel
> > image. I think the examples in documentation weren't exhaustive in
> > this regard. At least that's my take -- Dmitry or Andrey would know
> > for sure (Dmitry is currently on vacation, but hopefully can clarify
> > next week).

Just for reference, this is what syzkaller does which confirms the above:
https://github.com/google/syzkaller/blob/3d9c9a2ac29573a117cde8ace07d0749eeda991b/executor/executor_linux.h#L84

> okay.

I saw Dmitry responded with Acks/comment. Did you have a tree in mind
to take it through? Usually KCOV changes go through the -mm tree, in
which case please Cc Andrew in the rest of the series.

Thanks,
-- Marco

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-20  9:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-30 17:26 Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2021-08-30 17:26 ` [PATCH 1/5] Documentation/kcov: Include types.h in the example Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2021-09-17 14:34   ` Dmitry Vyukov
2021-08-30 17:26 ` [PATCH 2/5] Documentation/kcov: Define `ip' " Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2021-09-17 14:37   ` Dmitry Vyukov
2021-08-30 17:26 ` [PATCH 3/5] kcov: Allocate per-CPU memory on the relevant node Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2021-09-17 14:38   ` Dmitry Vyukov
2021-08-30 17:26 ` [PATCH 4/5] kcov: Avoid enable+disable interrupts if !in_task() Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2021-09-17 14:50   ` Dmitry Vyukov
2021-08-30 17:26 ` [PATCH 5/5] kcov: Replace local_irq_save() with a local_lock_t Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2021-09-17 14:58   ` Dmitry Vyukov
2021-09-06 16:13 ` [PATCH 0/5] kcov: PREEMPT_RT fixup + misc Marco Elver
2021-09-06 16:28   ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2021-09-20  9:26     ` Marco Elver [this message]
2021-09-20  9:50       ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior

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