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Date:   Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:41:28 -0800
From:   Sami Tolvanen <>
To:     Josh Poimboeuf <>
Cc:     X86 ML <>, LKML <>,
        Peter Zijlstra <>,
        Sedat Dilek <>,
        Kees Cook <>,
        Nick Desaulniers <>,
        clang-built-linux <>,
        Miroslav Benes <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/21] objtool: vmlinux.o and CLANG LTO support

Hi Josh,

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 11:40 AM Josh Poimboeuf <> wrote:
> Add support for proper vmlinux.o validation, which will be needed for
> Sami's upcoming x86 LTO set.  (And vmlinux validation is the future for
> objtool anyway, for other reasons.)
> This isn't 100% done -- most notably, crypto still needs to be supported
> -- but I think this gets us most of the way there.
> This can also be found at
>   git:// objtool-vmlinux
> And for more testing it can be combined with Sami's x86 LTO patches:
> clang-lto

Thank you for sending these! I applied this series on top of the
clang-lto tree and built allyesconfig with LTO_CLANG enabled and the
following crypto options disabled:


I can confirm that all the warnings I previously saw are now fixed,
but I'm seeing a few new ones:

vmlinux.o: warning: objtool: balance_leaf_when_delete()+0x17d4: stack
state mismatch: cfa1=7+192 cfa2=7+176
vmlinux.o: warning: objtool: internal_move_pointers_items()+0x9f7:
stack state mismatch: cfa1=7+160 cfa2=7+176
vmlinux.o: warning: objtool: strncpy_from_user()+0x181: call to
do_strncpy_from_user() with UACCESS enabled
vmlinux.o: warning: objtool: strnlen_user()+0x12b: call to
do_strnlen_user() with UACCESS enabled
vmlinux.o: warning: objtool: i915_gem_execbuffer2_ioctl()+0x390: call
to __ubsan_handle_negate_overflow() with UACCESS enabled
vmlinux.o: warning: objtool: .text.snd_trident_free_voice: unexpected
end of section

I haven't had a chance to take a closer look yet, but some of these
are probably related to However, I can
reproduce these also with ToT Clang, not just with Clang 11.


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