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authorSandipan Das <sandipan@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2017-11-17 15:27:28 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2017-11-17 16:10:01 -0800
commit4ca59b14e588f873795a11cdc77a25c686a29d23 (patch)
treea4bf5fcf0fc9b808d7825372c2ef707aaf56f728 /lib
parenta7bed27af194aa3f67915688039d93188ed95e2a (diff)
include/linux/compiler-clang.h: handle randomizable anonymous structs
The GCC randomize layout plugin can randomize the member offsets of sensitive kernel data structures. To use this feature, certain annotations and members are added to the structures which affect the member offsets even if this plugin is not used. All of these structures are completely randomized, except for task_struct which leaves out some of its members. All the other members are wrapped within an anonymous struct with the __randomize_layout attribute. This is done using the randomized_struct_fields_start and randomized_struct_fields_end defines. When the plugin is disabled, the behaviour of this attribute can vary based on the GCC version. For GCC 5.1+, this attribute maps to __designated_init otherwise it is just an empty define but the anonymous structure is still present. For other compilers, both randomized_struct_fields_start and randomized_struct_fields_end default to empty defines meaning the anonymous structure is not introduced at all. So, if a module compiled with Clang, such as a BPF program, needs to access task_struct fields such as pid and comm, the offsets of these members as recognized by Clang are different from those recognized by modules compiled with GCC. If GCC 4.6+ is used to build the kernel, this can be solved by introducing appropriate defines for Clang so that the anonymous structure is seen when determining the offsets for the members. Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20171109064645.25581-1-sandipan@linux.vnet.ibm.com Signed-off-by: Sandipan Das <sandipan@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> Cc: Kate Stewart <kstewart@linuxfoundation.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Naveen N. Rao <naveen.n.rao@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@fb.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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