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Date:   Tue, 14 Sep 2021 13:02:03 -0700
From:   Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
To:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@...nel.org>, llvm@...ts.linux.dev,
        Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>,
        Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>,
        Nathan Chancellor <nathan@...nel.org>,
        "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <gustavoars@...nel.org>,
        Michal Marek <michal.lkml@...kovi.net>,
        James Morris <jmorris@...ei.org>,
        "Serge E. Hallyn" <serge@...lyn.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kbuild@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-security-module@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-hardening@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH v2] hardening: Avoid harmless Clang option under CONFIG_INIT_STACK_ALL_ZERO

Currently under Clang, CC_HAS_AUTO_VAR_INIT_ZERO requires an extra
-enable flag compared to CC_HAS_AUTO_VAR_INIT_PATTERN. GCC does not,
and will happily ignore the Clang-specific flag. However, its presence
on the command-line is both cumbersome and confusing. Due to GCC's
tolerant behavior, though, we can continue to use a single Kconfig
cc-option test for the feature on both compilers, but then drop the
Clang-specific option in the Makefile.

Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
Cc: Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@...nel.org>
Cc: llvm@...ts.linux.dev
Fixes: dcb7c0b9461c ("hardening: Clarify Kconfig text for auto-var-init")
Suggested-by: Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210914102837.6172-1-will@kernel.org/
Reviewed-by: Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@...gle.com>
Reviewed-by: Nathan Chancellor <nathan@...nel.org>
Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
---
 Makefile                   | 6 +++---
 security/Kconfig.hardening | 5 ++++-
 2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 34a0afc3a8eb..72d165ffabdb 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -831,12 +831,12 @@ endif
 
 # Initialize all stack variables with a zero value.
 ifdef CONFIG_INIT_STACK_ALL_ZERO
-# Future support for zero initialization is still being debated, see
-# https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45497. These flags are subject to being
-# renamed or dropped.
 KBUILD_CFLAGS	+= -ftrivial-auto-var-init=zero
+ifdef CONFIG_CC_IS_CLANG
+# https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45497
 KBUILD_CFLAGS	+= -enable-trivial-auto-var-init-zero-knowing-it-will-be-removed-from-clang
 endif
+endif
 
 # While VLAs have been removed, GCC produces unreachable stack probes
 # for the randomize_kstack_offset feature. Disable it for all compilers.
diff --git a/security/Kconfig.hardening b/security/Kconfig.hardening
index 90cbaff86e13..ded17b8abce2 100644
--- a/security/Kconfig.hardening
+++ b/security/Kconfig.hardening
@@ -23,13 +23,16 @@ config CC_HAS_AUTO_VAR_INIT_PATTERN
 	def_bool $(cc-option,-ftrivial-auto-var-init=pattern)
 
 config CC_HAS_AUTO_VAR_INIT_ZERO
+	# GCC ignores the -enable flag, so we can test for the feature with
+	# a single invocation using the flag, but drop it as appropriate in
+	# the Makefile, depending on the presence of Clang.
 	def_bool $(cc-option,-ftrivial-auto-var-init=zero -enable-trivial-auto-var-init-zero-knowing-it-will-be-removed-from-clang)
 
 choice
 	prompt "Initialize kernel stack variables at function entry"
 	default GCC_PLUGIN_STRUCTLEAK_BYREF_ALL if COMPILE_TEST && GCC_PLUGINS
 	default INIT_STACK_ALL_PATTERN if COMPILE_TEST && CC_HAS_AUTO_VAR_INIT_PATTERN
-	default INIT_STACK_ALL_ZERO if CC_HAS_AUTO_VAR_INIT_PATTERN
+	default INIT_STACK_ALL_ZERO if CC_HAS_AUTO_VAR_INIT_ZERO
 	default INIT_STACK_NONE
 	help
 	  This option enables initialization of stack variables at
-- 
2.30.2

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