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Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2017 14:07:43 -0700
From: Andrew Morton <>
To: Daniel Micay <>
Cc:, Kees Cook <>,, linux-kernel
 <>, Mark Rutland <>, Daniel
 Axtens <>, Moni Shoua <>, Doug Ledford
 <>, Sean Hefty <>, Hal Rosenstock
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] add the option of fortified string.h functions

On Fri, 26 May 2017 05:54:04 -0400 Daniel Micay <> wrote:

> This adds support for compiling with a rough equivalent to the glibc
> _FORTIFY_SOURCE=1 feature, providing compile-time and runtime buffer
> overflow checks for string.h functions when the compiler determines the
> size of the source or destination buffer at compile-time. Unlike glibc,
> it covers buffer reads in addition to writes.

Did we find a bug in drivers/infiniband/sw/rxe/rxe_resp.c?

i386 allmodconfig:

In file included from ./include/linux/bitmap.h:8:0,
                 from ./include/linux/cpumask.h:11,
                 from ./include/linux/mm_types_task.h:13,
                 from ./include/linux/mm_types.h:4,
                 from ./include/linux/kmemcheck.h:4,
                 from ./include/linux/skbuff.h:18,
                 from drivers/infiniband/sw/rxe/rxe_resp.c:34:
In function 'memcpy',
    inlined from 'send_atomic_ack.constprop' at drivers/infiniband/sw/rxe/rxe_resp.c:998:2,
    inlined from 'acknowledge' at drivers/infiniband/sw/rxe/rxe_resp.c:1026:3,
    inlined from 'rxe_responder' at drivers/infiniband/sw/rxe/rxe_resp.c:1286:10:
./include/linux/string.h:309:4: error: call to '__read_overflow2' declared with attribute error: detected read beyond size of object passed as 2nd parameter

If so, can you please interpret this for the infiniband developers?

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