On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 3:44 PM Brendan Higgins firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 3:51 PM David Gow email@example.com wrote:
KUnit assertions and expectations will print the values being tested. If these are pointers (e.g., KUNIT_EXPECT_PTR_EQ(test, a, b)), these pointers are currently printed with the %pK format specifier, which -- to prevent information leaks which may compromise, e.g., ASLR -- are often either hashed or replaced with ____ptrval____ or similar, making debugging tests difficult.
By replacing %pK with %px as Documentation/core-api/printk-formats.rst suggests, we disable this security feature for KUnit assertions and expectations, allowing the actual pointer values to be printed. Given that KUnit is not intended for use in production kernels, and the pointers are only printed on failing tests, this seems like a worthwhile tradeoff.
I agree. However, I also remember that others in the past yelled at me for assuming that KUnit would not be built into production kernels.
I feel like +Kees Cook would have a good opinion on this (or will at least CC the right people).
I'm tempted to take the silence as a sign that no-one is upset by this. Otherwise, consider this a gentle reminder to file any objections you may have. :-)
Otherwise, I've confirmed that this still applies cleanly to the latest linux-kselftest/kunit branch, so -- assuming there are no last-minute objections -- this ought to be ready to go.
Cheers, -- David