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Date:   Thu, 19 Aug 2021 02:04:46 +0200
From:   Miguel Ojeda <miguel.ojeda.sandonis@...il.com>
To:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Cc:     linux-kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Miguel Ojeda <ojeda@...nel.org>,
        Nathan Chancellor <nathan@...nel.org>,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        clang-built-linux <clang-built-linux@...glegroups.com>,
        Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>,
        Andy Whitcroft <apw@...onical.com>,
        Dwaipayan Ray <dwaipayanray1@...il.com>,
        Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn@...il.com>,
        Christoph Lameter <cl@...ux.com>,
        Pekka Enberg <penberg@...nel.org>,
        David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>,
        Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@....com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>,
        Daniel Micay <danielmicay@...il.com>,
        Dennis Zhou <dennis@...nel.org>, Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>,
        Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@...nel.org>,
        Michal Marek <michal.lkml@...kovi.net>,
        Linux-MM <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        Linux Kbuild mailing list <linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/7] Compiler Attributes: Add __alloc_size() for better
 bounds checking

On Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 11:40 PM Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> wrote:
>
> GCC and Clang can use the "alloc_size" attribute to better inform the
> results of __builtin_object_size() (for compile-time constant values).
> Clang can additionally use alloc_size to inform the results of
> __builtin_dynamic_object_size() (for run-time values).
>
> Because GCC sees the frequent use of struct_size() as an allocator size
> argument, and notices it can return SIZE_MAX (the overflow indication),
> it complains about these call sites may overflow (since SIZE_MAX is
> greater than the default -Walloc-size-larger-than=PTRDIFF_MAX). This
> isn't helpful since we already know a SIZE_MAX will be caught at run-time
> (this was an intentional design). Instead, just disable this check as
> it is both a false positive and redundant. (Clang does not have this
> warning option.)

Thanks!

Reviewed-by: Miguel Ojeda <ojeda@...nel.org>

Cheers,
Miguel

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