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Date:   Thu,  2 Mar 2017 17:38:09 +0100
From:   Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc:     Andrey Ryabinin <>,
        Alexander Potapenko <>,
        Dmitry Vyukov <>,,,,,,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>
Subject: [PATCH 01/26] compiler: introduce noinline_for_kasan annotation

When CONFIG_KASAN is set, we can run into some code that uses incredible
amounts of kernel stack:

drivers/staging/dgnc/dgnc_neo.c:1056:1: error: the frame size of 11112 bytes is larger than 2048 bytes [-Werror=frame-larger-than=]
drivers/media/i2c/cx25840/cx25840-core.c:4960:1: error: the frame size of 94000 bytes is larger than 2048 bytes [-Werror=frame-larger-than=]
drivers/media/dvb-frontends/stv090x.c:3430:1: error: the frame size of 5312 bytes is larger than 3072 bytes [-Werror=frame-larger-than=]

This happens when a sanitizer uses stack memory each time an inline function
gets called. This introduces a new annotation for those functions to make
them either 'inline' or 'noinline' dependning on the CONFIG_KASAN symbol.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
 include/linux/compiler.h | 11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/compiler.h b/include/linux/compiler.h
index f8110051188f..56b90897a459 100644
--- a/include/linux/compiler.h
+++ b/include/linux/compiler.h
@@ -416,6 +416,17 @@ static __always_inline void __write_once_size(volatile void *p, void *res, int s
 #define noinline_for_stack noinline
+ * CONFIG_KASAN can lead to extreme stack usage with certain patterns when
+ * one function gets inlined many times and each instance requires a stack
+ * ckeck.
+ */
+#define noinline_for_kasan noinline __maybe_unused
+#define noinline_for_kasan inline
 #ifndef __always_inline
 #define __always_inline inline

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