[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] lib: kunit_test_overflow: add KUnit test of check_*_overflow functions

Kees Cook keescook at chromium.org
Mon Jun 15 18:37:48 UTC 2020

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 01:30:42PM -0300, Vitor Massaru Iha wrote:
> On Fri, 2020-06-12 at 15:36 -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> > Why drop the __initconst?
> I removed __initconst because of these warnings below, as it is used
> for the kernel during the module initialization, and I do not use the
> module initialization in this tests. Does this have any side effects in
> these tests?
> WARNING: modpost: vmlinux.o(.text.unlikely+0x131b7): Section mismatch
> in reference from the function test_s8_overflow() to the variable
> .init.rodata:s8_tests
> The function test_s8_overflow() references
> the variable __initconst s8_tests.
> This is often because test_s8_overflow lacks a __initconst 
> annotation or the annotation of s8_tests is wrong.

Ah, right. I assume there are build modes where the tests don't only
live in the __init section any more due to how Kunit does its runtime?
(Before all the tests ran from __init via module_init(), IIRC.)

> > So, yes! I like it. :) Most of my comments here have nothing to do with
> > specifically this patch (sorry)! But I'd love to see a v2.
> > 
> > Thanks for doing this! I'm glad to see more TAP output. :)
> Thanks Kees, I'm learning a lot from you, and as I said privately with
> Brendan, I've never seen so much macro in a code. I learned a lot from
> it.

Heh, yes, for that I must beg forgiveness. ;) The macros are rather
wild, but it seemed the best way to avoid a ton of cut/paste code

Kees Cook

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