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authorAndrey Ryabinin <>2015-11-05 18:51:23 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <>2015-11-05 19:34:48 -0800
commit89d3c87e20d95e3238eac85e43de7b3cb1f39d8b (patch)
tree9c680ae573229c1908986e853c3eca1c3132fe28 /lib/Kconfig.kasan
parent10f702627e139e21465f4c9d44f63527bbca163c (diff)
mm, slub, kasan: enable user tracking by default with KASAN=y
It's recommended to have slub's user tracking enabled with CONFIG_KASAN, because: a) User tracking disables slab merging which improves detecting out-of-bounds accesses. b) User tracking metadata acts as redzone which also improves detecting out-of-bounds accesses. c) User tracking provides additional information about object. This information helps to understand bugs. Currently it is not enabled by default. Besides recompiling the kernel with KASAN and reinstalling it, user also have to change the boot cmdline, which is not very handy. Enable slub user tracking by default with KASAN=y, since there is no good reason to not do this. [ little fixes, per David] Signed-off-by: Andrey Ryabinin <> Cc: Christoph Lameter <> Cc: Pekka Enberg <> Cc: David Rientjes <> Cc: Joonsoo Kim <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Diffstat (limited to 'lib/Kconfig.kasan')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/lib/Kconfig.kasan b/lib/Kconfig.kasan
index 39f24d6721e5..0fee5acd5aa0 100644
--- a/lib/Kconfig.kasan
+++ b/lib/Kconfig.kasan
@@ -15,8 +15,7 @@ config KASAN
global variables requires gcc 5.0 or later.
This feature consumes about 1/8 of available memory and brings about
~x3 performance slowdown.
- For better error detection enable CONFIG_STACKTRACE,
- and add slub_debug=U to boot cmdline.
+ For better error detection enable CONFIG_STACKTRACE.
prompt "Instrumentation type"