Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2020 17:50:31 +0200 From: Oscar Carter <oscar.carter@....com> To: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org> Cc: Oscar Carter <oscar.carter@....com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com, Jann Horn <jannh@...gle.com> Subject: [PATCH v2 0/2] kernel/trace: Remove function callback casts In an effort to enable -Wcast-function-type in the top-level Makefile to support Control Flow Integrity builds, there are the need to remove all the function callback casts. ftrace_ops_list_func() can no longer be defined as ftrace_ops_no_ops(). The reason for ftrace_ops_no_ops() is to use that when an architecture calls ftrace_ops_list_func() with only two parameters (called from assembly). And to make sure there's no C side-effects, those archs call ftrace_ops_no_ops() which only has two parameters, as the function ftrace_ops_list_func() has four parameters. This patch series is a new proposal for the work start by me  and followed by the Steven Rostedt patch  and Jann Horn comments . This new proposal removes all the function callback casts without the use of linker magic and so is more CFI friendly. The first patch prepares the needed infrastructure to remove all the function callback casts. This infrastructure is based in a new union type to manage two different function pointers (2 parameters and 4 parameters) using the same variable. Also create two static inline helpers to set and compare against the fields of the new union type. The helpers are duplicated for the archs that support ftrace ops and for the archs that don't support ftrace ops as both cases use different function prototypes. The second patch removes all the function callback casts using the infrastructure defined previously in the first patch.  https://firstname.lastname@example.org/  https://email@example.com/  https://lore.kernel.org/kernel-hardening/CAG48ez04Fj=1p61KAxAQWZ3f_z073fVUr8LsQgtKA9c-kcHmDQ@mail.gmail.com/ Changelog v1->v2 -Discard the idea behind the v1 patch. -Use a new union type to manage two different function pointers. -Create the infrastructure to remove the casts. -Remove the casts using the new infrastructure. Oscar Carter (2): kernel/trace: Prepare to remove function callback casts kernel/trace: Remove function callback casts kernel/trace/ftrace.c | 80 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------- 1 file changed, 61 insertions(+), 19 deletions(-) -- 2.20.1
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