[PATCH RFC 00/11] Add Memory Sanitizer support

Ilya Leoshkevich iii@linux.ibm.com
Mon Feb 6 22:25:02 GMT 2023


Hi,

This series adds minimalistic support for Memory Sanitizer (MSan) [1].
MSan is compiler instrumentation for detecting accesses to
uninitialized memory.

The motivation behind this is to be able to link elfutils into projects
instrumented with MSan, since it essentially requires all the code
running in a process to be instrumented.

The goal is to provide a setup where elfutils is linked only with zlib
and most tests pass. Here is the description of the setup that I'm
using:

- LLVM with argp_parse() instrumentation [2].

- zlib-ng instrumented with MSan:

  git clone git@github.com:zlib-ng/zlib-ng.git
  cmake -DWITH_SANITIZER=Memory -DZLIB_COMPAT=ON -DWITH_GTEST=OFF \
        -DCMAKE_C_COMPILER=clang -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/tmp/zlib-ng
  make install
  export CPATH=/tmp/zlib-ng/include
  export LIBRARY_PATH=/tmp/zlib-ng/lib

- Hack: zlib is used by a lot of system utilities, so adding
  MSan-instrumented zlib to LD_LIBRARY_PATH causes a lot of grief.
  Let elfutils test infrastructure add it there only for running
  tests:

  ln -s /tmp/zlib-ng/lib/libz.so.1 libelf/

- elfutils uses printf("%n"), so tweak MSan to unpoison the respective
  arguments. Also disable fast unwinding to get better backtraces:

  export MSAN_OPTIONS=check_printf=1,fast_unwind_on_malloc=0

- Minimal configuration of elfutils instrumented with MSan:

  autoreconf -i
  CC=clang ./configure --enable-maintainer-mode \
                       --enable-sanitize-memory --without-bzlib \
                       --without-lzma --without-zstd \
                       --disable-debuginfod --disable-libdebuginfod \
                       --disable-demangler

Results:

  ============================================================================
  Testsuite summary for elfutils 0.188
  ============================================================================
  # TOTAL: 235
  # PASS:  221
  # SKIP:  14
  # XFAIL: 0
  # FAIL:  0
  # XPASS: 0
  # ERROR: 0
  ============================================================================

The patches take care of the following:

- Fixing clang build.
- Adding small tweaks to get rid of false positives (no real issues
  were found, most likely because elfutils is already tested with
  valgrind).
- Dealing with "-self" tests, which now see MSan runtime compiled
  into elfutils binaries.
- MSan enablement itself.

[1] https://clang.llvm.org/docs/MemorySanitizer.html
[2] https://reviews.llvm.org/D143330

Best regards,
Ilya

Ilya Leoshkevich (11):
  libdwfl: Fix debuginfod_client redefinition
  libasm: Fix xdefault_pattern initialization
  printversion: Fix unused variable
  readelf: Fix set but not used parameter
  readelf: Fix set but not used variable
  Initialize reglocs for VMCOREINFO
  addr2line: Do not test demangling in run-addr2line-i-test.sh
  x86_64_return_value_location: Support lvalue and rvalue references
  configure: Use -fno-addrsig if possible
  configure: Add --disable-demangle
  configure: Add --enable-sanitize-memory

 backends/linux-core-note.c    |  1 +
 backends/x86_64_retval.c      |  2 ++
 configure.ac                  | 40 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 debuginfod/Makefile.am        |  3 ++-
 lib/printversion.h            |  3 ++-
 libasm/Makefile.am            |  3 ++-
 libasm/asm_newscn.c           |  5 ++---
 libdw/Makefile.am             |  3 ++-
 libdwfl/debuginfod-client.c   |  2 +-
 libdwfl/libdwfl.h             |  5 +----
 libdwfl/libdwflP.h            |  4 ++--
 libelf/Makefile.am            |  3 ++-
 src/readelf.c                 |  3 +--
 tests/Makefile.am             | 10 ++++++++-
 tests/run-addr2line-i-test.sh | 14 ++++++------
 tests/run-readelf-self.sh     |  5 +++++
 tests/run-strip-reloc.sh      |  5 +++++
 tests/run-varlocs-self.sh     |  5 +++++
 18 files changed, 90 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)

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2.39.1



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