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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-12-05 15:32:03 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-12-05 15:32:03 -0800
commitef26b1691d11e17af205a4ff9c91458d931d11db (patch)
tree5db199f404ca18f6c9e8617b684e9165ca365e30 /arch/x86/Kconfig.debug
parenta77d2e081bbbccb38f42da45500dd089756efdfb (diff)
parent7cff7ce94a7df2ccf5ac76b48ee0995fee2060df (diff)
Merge branch 'x86-asm-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip
* 'x86-asm-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/linux-2.6-tip: include/linux/compiler-gcc4.h: Fix build bug - gcc-4.0.2 doesn't understand __builtin_object_size x86/alternatives: No need for alternatives-asm.h to re-invent stuff already in asm.h x86/alternatives: Check replacementlen <= instrlen at build time x86, 64-bit: Set data segments to null after switching to 64-bit mode x86: Clean up the loadsegment() macro x86: Optimize loadsegment() x86: Add missing might_fault() checks to copy_{to,from}_user() x86-64: __copy_from_user_inatomic() adjustments x86: Remove unused thread_return label from switch_to() x86, 64-bit: Fix bstep_iret jump x86: Don't use the strict copy checks when branch profiling is in use x86, 64-bit: Move K8 B step iret fixup to fault entry asm x86: Generate cmpxchg build failures x86: Add a Kconfig option to turn the copy_from_user warnings into errors x86: Turn the copy_from_user check into an (optional) compile time warning x86: Use __builtin_memset and __builtin_memcpy for memset/memcpy x86: Use __builtin_object_size() to validate the buffer size for copy_from_user()
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diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig.debug b/arch/x86/Kconfig.debug
index 7d0b681a132..731318e5ac1 100644
--- a/arch/x86/Kconfig.debug
+++ b/arch/x86/Kconfig.debug
@@ -296,4 +296,18 @@ config OPTIMIZE_INLINING
If unsure, say N.
+ bool "Strict copy size checks"
+ ---help---
+ Enabling this option turns a certain set of sanity checks for user
+ copy operations into compile time failures.
+ The copy_from_user() etc checks are there to help test if there
+ are sufficient security checks on the length argument of
+ the copy operation, by having gcc prove that the argument is
+ within bounds.
+ If unsure, or if you run an older (pre 4.4) gcc, say N.