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SubjectRe: [PATCH] lkdtm: avoid printk() in recursive_loop()
On Thu, 7 Oct 2021 10:12:35 +0200, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> The recursive_loop() function is intended as a diagnostic to ensure that
> exhausting the stack is caught and mitigated. Currently, it uses
> pr_info() to ensure that the function has side effects that the compiler
> cannot simply optimize away, so that the stack footprint does not get
> reduced inadvertently.
> The typical mitigation for stack overflow is to kill the task, and this
> overflow may occur inside the call to pr_info(), which means it could be
> holding the console lock when this happens. This means that the console
> lock is never going to be released again, preventing the diagnostic
> prints related to the stack overflow handling from being visible on the
> console.
> [...]

Applied to for-next/lkdtm, thanks!

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Kees Cook

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