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    • Josh Poimboeuf's avatar
      mm/usercopy: get rid of CONFIG_DEBUG_STRICT_USER_COPY_CHECKS · 0d025d27
      Josh Poimboeuf authored
      There are three usercopy warnings which are currently being silenced for
      gcc 4.6 and newer:
      
      1) "copy_from_user() buffer size is too small" compile warning/error
      
         This is a static warning which happens when object size and copy size
         are both const, and copy size > object size.  I didn't see any false
         positives for this one.  So the function warning attribute seems to
         be working fine here.
      
         Note this scenario is always a bug and so I think it should be
         changed to *always* be an error, regardless of
         CONFIG_DEBUG_STRICT_USER_COPY_CHECKS.
      
      2) "copy_from_user() buffer size is not provably correct" compile warning
      
         This is another static warning which happens when I enable
         __compiletime_object_size() for new compilers (and
         CONFIG_DEBUG_STRICT_USER_COPY_CHECKS).  It happens when object size
         is const, but copy size is *not*.  In this case there's no way to
         compare the two at build time, so it gives the warning.  (Note the
         warning is a byproduct of the fact that gcc has no way of knowing
         whether the overflow function will be called, so the call isn't dead
         code and the warning attribute is activated.)
      
         So this warning seems to only indicate "this is an unusual pattern,
         maybe you should check it out" rather than "this is a bug".
      
         I get 102(!) of these warnings with allyesconfig and the
         __compiletime_object_size() gcc check removed.  I don't know if there
         are any real bugs hiding in there, but from looking at a small
         sample, I didn't see any.  According to Kees, it does sometimes find
         real bugs.  But the false positive rate seems high.
      
      3) "Buffer overflow detected" runtime warning
      
         This is a runtime warning where object size is const, and copy size >
         object size.
      
      All three warnings (both static and runtime) were completely disabled
      for gcc 4.6 with the following commit:
      
        2fb0815c ("gcc4: disable __compiletime_object_size for GCC 4.6+")
      
      That commit mistakenly assumed that the false positives were caused by a
      gcc bug in __compiletime_object_size().  But in fact,
      __compiletime_object_size() seems to be working fine.  The false
      positives were instead triggered by #2 above.  (Though I don't have an
      explanation for why the warnings supposedly only started showing up in
      gcc 4.6.)
      
      So remove warning #2 to get rid of all the false positives, and re-enable
      warnings #1 and #3 by reverting the above commit.
      
      Furthermore, since #1 is a real bug which is detected at compile time,
      upgrade it to always be an error.
      
      Having done all that, CONFIG_DEBUG_STRICT_USER_COPY_CHECKS is no longer
      needed.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarJosh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
      Cc: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
      Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
      Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
      Cc: "H . Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
      Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net>
      Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
      Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst@gmail.com>
      Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
      Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
      Cc: Byungchul Park <byungchul.park@lge.com>
      Cc: Nilay Vaish <nilayvaish@gmail.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux-2.6.12-rc2 · 1da177e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history,
      even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git
      archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about
      3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early
      git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good
      infrastructure for it.
      
      Let it rip!
      1da177e4