[PATCH] skbuff: Switch structure bounds to struct_group()

Kees Cook keescook at chromium.org
Fri Nov 19 16:24:20 UTC 2021

On Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 11:13:55PM -0800, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:36:15 -0800 Kees Cook wrote:
> > In preparation for FORTIFY_SOURCE performing compile-time and run-time
> > field bounds checking for memcpy(), memmove(), and memset(), avoid
> > intentionally writing across neighboring fields.
> > 
> > Replace the existing empty member position markers "headers_start" and
> > "headers_end" with a struct_group(). This will allow memcpy() and sizeof()
> > to more easily reason about sizes, and improve readability.
> > 
> > "pahole" shows no size nor member offset changes to struct sk_buff.
> > "objdump -d" shows no object code changes (outside of WARNs affected by
> > source line number changes).
> This adds ~27k of these warnings to W=1 gcc builds:
> include/linux/skbuff.h:851:1: warning: directive in macro's argument list

Oh my, I see it[1]. I will get that fixed. This smells like a missing
header or something weird. I have a dim memory of fixing this warning
long ago when evolving this series.



[1] https://patchwork.kernel.org/project/netdevbpf/patch/20211118183615.1281978-1-keescook@chromium.org/

Kees Cook

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