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SubjectRe: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm/i915: use static const array for PICK macro
On Tue, 21 Mar 2017, Daniel Vetter <> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 09:44:07AM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 9:26 AM, Jani Nikula
>> <> wrote:
>> > On Mon, 20 Mar 2017, Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
>> >> The varargs macro trick in _PIPE3/_PHY3/_PORT3 was meant as an optimization
>> >> to shrink the i915 kernel module by around 1000 bytes.
>> >
>> > Really, I didn't care one bit about the size shrink, I only cared about
>> > making it easier and less error prone to increase the number of args in
>> > a number of places. Maintainability and correctness were the goals. Just
>> > for the record. ;)
>> Ok. My only interest here is the warning about possible stack overflow,
>> though the fact that KASAN considers the array code to be fragile is
>> an indication that it is perhaps actually dangerous: if we ever run into
>> a bug that causes the array index to overflow, we might in theory
>> have a security bug that lets users access arbitrary kernel pointers.
>> While the risk for that actually happening is very low, the original code
>> was safer in that regard. My patch on top of yours merely turns a
>> hypothetical arbitrary stack access into an arbitrary .data access,
>> and I don't even know which one would be worse.
> Even without these arrays, if userspace could control the index we feed
> into these you get arbitrary mmio access. Or semi-arbitrary at least.
> None of these are bugs we should ever let through, and I think with the
> current code design (where the driver constructs structs that contain the
> right indizes, and userspace only ever gets to point at these structs
> using an idr lookup) none of these are likely to happen.

That's all true, but I'm curious if explicit checks would help
kasan. Something like:

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_reg.h b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_reg.h
index 04c8f69fcc62..0ab32a05b5d8 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_reg.h
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_reg.h
@@ -48,7 +48,8 @@ static inline bool i915_mmio_reg_valid(i915_reg_t reg)
return !i915_mmio_reg_equal(reg, INVALID_MMIO_REG);

-#define _PICK(__index, ...) (((const u32 []){ __VA_ARGS__ })[__index])
+#define _PICK_NARGS(...) ARRAY_SIZE(((const u32 []){ __VA_ARGS__ }))
+#define _PICK(__index, ...) ((__index) >= 0 && (__index) < _PICK_NARGS(__VA_ARGS__) ? ((const u32 []){ __VA_ARGS__ })[__index] : 0)

#define _PIPE(pipe, a, b) ((a) + (pipe)*((b)-(a)))
#define _MMIO_PIPE(pipe, a, b) _MMIO(_PIPE(pipe, a, b))
Arnd, can you check that with kasan please? (I don't have gcc 7.) For me
the size diff against current git is

text data bss dec hex filename
-1137236 31211 2948 1171395 11dfc3 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915.ko
+1139702 31211 2948 1173861 11e965 drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915.ko


Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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