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Date:   Sun, 5 Sep 2021 13:52:29 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:     Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>, Daniel Vetter <>,
        Dan Williams <>,
        Rasmus Villemoes <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <>,
        Keith Packard <>,
        Nathan Chancellor <>,
        Nick Desaulniers <>,
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] overflow updates for v5.15-rc1

On Sun, Sep 05, 2021 at 10:36:22AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> This is actually just bog-standard gcc-11.2 from F34, and an allmodconfig build.

I've checked this on F32 now, and I still wasn't seeing the testsuite
warnings. I did see this, though, unrelated to (but certainly thematically
associated with) the overflow series:

fs/qnx4/dir.c: In function 'qnx4_readdir':
fs/qnx4/dir.c:51:32: warning: 'strnlen' specified bound 48 exceeds source size 16 [-Wstringop-overread]
   51 |                         size = strnlen(de->di_fname, size);
      |                                ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In file included from fs/qnx4/qnx4.h:3,
                 from fs/qnx4/dir.c:16:
./include/uapi/linux/qnx4_fs.h:45:25: note: source object declared here
   45 |         char            di_fname[QNX4_SHORT_NAME_MAX];
      |                         ^~~~~~~~

> Three errors due to "-Werror=unused-value", but 17 each of variations on

These are just side-effects of the actual warning going "missing".

>     error: call to ‘__read_overflow’ declared with attribute error:
> detected read beyond size of object (1st parameter)
> and
>     warning: unsafe xyz() usage lacked '__read_overflow' warning
> warnings.

The latter is complaining about not seeing the former... O_o

Oh... I found it:

>     error: call to ‘__read_overflow’ declared with attribute error:
                     ^               ^

      error: call to '__read_overflow' declared with attribute error:
                     ^               ^

Looks like it's LANG biting me! Ugh.

LANG=en.US.UTF-8 is '
LANG=C           is '
LANG=C.UTF-8     is `

Fedora uses C.UTF-8 by default, but my build tooling (and seemingly many
others) are using LANG=en_US.UTF-8 or LANG=C. Specifically, this appears
to be LC_NAME? Fixing now...

Kees Cook

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