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Date:   Thu, 21 May 2020 16:20:38 +0200
From:   Marco Elver <>
Subject: [PATCH -tip v3 02/11] kcsan: Avoid inserting __tsan_func_entry/exit
 if possible

To avoid inserting  __tsan_func_{entry,exit}, add option if supported by
compiler. Currently only Clang can be told to not emit calls to these
functions. It is safe to not emit these, since KCSAN does not rely on

Note that, if we disable __tsan_func_{entry,exit}(), we need to disable
tail-call optimization in sanitized compilation units, as otherwise we
may skip frames in the stack trace; in particular when the tail called
function is one of the KCSAN's runtime functions, and a report is
generated, might we miss the function where the actual access occurred.
Since __tsan_func_{entry,exit}() insertion effectively disabled
tail-call optimization, there should be no observable change. [This was
caught and confirmed with kcsan-test & UNWINDER_ORC.]

Acked-by: Will Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: Marco Elver <>
 scripts/Makefile.kcsan | 11 ++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.kcsan b/scripts/Makefile.kcsan
index caf1111a28ae..20337a7ecf54 100644
--- a/scripts/Makefile.kcsan
+++ b/scripts/Makefile.kcsan
@@ -1,6 +1,15 @@
 # SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
-CFLAGS_KCSAN := -fsanitize=thread
+# GCC and Clang accept backend options differently. Do not wrap in cc-option,
+# because Clang accepts "--param" even if it is unused.
+cc-param = -mllvm -$(1)
+cc-param = --param -$(1)
+CFLAGS_KCSAN := -fsanitize=thread \
+	$(call cc-option,$(call cc-param,tsan-instrument-func-entry-exit=0) -fno-optimize-sibling-calls)

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