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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:35:56 -0800
From: Kees Cook <>
To: Daniel Micay <>
Cc: Daniel Axtens <>,
	Kernel Hardening <>,
	Linux-MM <>,
	kernel list <>,
	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/5] [RFC] mm: annotate memory allocation functions with
 their sizes

On Fri, Feb 07, 2020 at 03:38:22PM -0500, Daniel Micay wrote:
> There are some uses of ksize in the kernel making use of the real
> usable size of memory allocations rather than only the requested
> amount. It's incorrect when mixed with alloc_size markers, since if a
> number like 14 is passed that's used as the upper bound, rather than a
> rounded size like 16 returned by ksize. It's unlikely to trigger any
> issues with only CONFIG_FORTIFY_SOURCE, but it becomes more likely
> with -fsanitize=object-size or other library-based usage of
> __builtin_object_size.

I think the solution here is to use a macro that does the per-bucket
rounding and applies them to the attributes. Keep the bucket size lists
in sync will likely need some BUILD_BUG_ON()s or similar.

Kees Cook

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