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Date:   Wed, 20 Apr 2022 15:14:02 -0700
From:   Joao Moreira <>
To:     Kees Cook <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 10/11] linux/interrupt: Fix prototype matching

>> Fix this CFI policy violation by removing the function pointer union 
>> in
>> the tasklet struct.
> The good news is that tasklet is on the way out the door[1], so this 
> may
> quickly become a non-issue, but also to that end, this fix is hardly a
> problem for a deprecated API...

You are right, sorry for the noise. I looked a bit further and the 
problem I saw was actually caused by a compiler bug fusing similar 
instructions/basic blocks. It was fixed when I later stumbled on the 
problem again and added the following lines (668 and 669 in 
llvm/lib/CodeGen/MachineInstr.cpp) to the compiler, but without properly 
realizing what was actually behind the previous issue. Hopefully this is 
at least a good heads-up about possible pitfalls to other people (@Sami) 
implementing CFI in the compiler.

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