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Re: [PATCH BZ#20422] Do not allow asan/msan/tsan and fortify at the same time.

80 interceptors to support *san and fortification is 80 too many, IMHO.
The fact that other pre-compiled libraries use fortify by default is very sad.
I think this is a clear case of misuse of fortify because now users of
the library can't opt out.

If someone is willing to provide a patch to sanitizers that is
  * in sanitizer_common,
  * uses a separate file for all of these 80 functions,
  * does not touch any other file (in a significant way, at least)
  * has tests
I'll most likely accept it.

(Yuri, thanks for all this work!  )


On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 3:52 AM, Andrew Pinski <> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 6:44 PM, Jakub Jelinek <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 11:32:19AM +0100, Yuri Gribov wrote:
>>> > Ugh, so you want to slow down the performance critical common path of some
>>> > of the most often used functions just to avoid adding small code to the
>>> > sanitizers and valgrind?
>>> Well, I think it's not just ASan and valgrind but rather all (or most
>>> of) dynamic instrumentation tools (TSan, MSan, dmalloc, etc.). We
>>> suggest to handle forwarding in one place rather than ask all tools
>>> developers to re-implement it.
>> ASan/TSan/MSan can all share the same implementation, like they share
>> various other wrappers.  And the needs of the different tools are so
>> different that adding a preload DSO that just ignores it will not help at
>> all, usually you really don't want to ignore it, but complain using your
>> tools diagnostic framework, for that you need to know what argument is
>> objsz, against what it is compared (some other argument, strlen of some
>> argument, something else) etc.
> Plus the other argument doing it not in glibc is that some distros are
> not going to support this until much later so it will be still broken
> on those.  Plus what about FreeBSD, etc.
>>> > Why?  There are not many of the __*_chk entrypoints, and it is fairly easy
>>> > to handle them.
>>> I can only access 2.12 now (yeah...) but it has 90+ *_chk APIs. Surely
>>> not all are necessary but that's still a lot of new interceptors.
>> So what?  In most cases with sufficient macros you'll need just one or three
>> lines for each.  Basically return type, function name, arguments and their
>> types, how they map to the underlying non-fortified fn, what is the objsz
>> argument and against what it is compared.
>> BTW, I only count 80 on my box with glibc 2.21:
>> nm -D /lib64/ | awk '/_chk/{print $3}' | sort -u | wc -l
> And for 2.23 on ARM64 I get only 81 (well 80 if you don't count
> __chk_fail which the above command still counts).
> In one year none was added.
> Thanks,
> Andrew Pinski
>>> > E.g. asan has hundreds to thousands of wrappers, and most
>>> > of the *_chk entrypoints could be easily macrofied and the tool (asan,
>>> > valgrind) can then decide what it prefers to do with them (ignore the __bos
>>> > supplied argument, or add another diagnostics for the UB, etc.).
>>> It's not just about implementing them but also synchronizing when
>>> Glibc adds new fortified implementations or changes their interfaces.
>> It adds them very rarely, and never changes, it has to maintain the ABI.
>>         Jakub

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