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+# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-only
+ bool "KFENCE: low-overhead sampling-based memory safety error detector"
+ depends on HAVE_ARCH_KFENCE && !KASAN && (SLAB || SLUB)
+ select STACKTRACE
+ KFENCE is a low-overhead sampling-based detector of heap out-of-bounds
+ access, use-after-free, and invalid-free errors. KFENCE is designed
+ to have negligible cost to permit enabling it in production
+ Note that, KFENCE is not a substitute for explicit testing with tools
+ such as KASAN. KFENCE can detect a subset of bugs that KASAN can
+ detect, albeit at very different performance profiles. If you can
+ afford to use KASAN, continue using KASAN, for example in test
+ environments. If your kernel targets production use, and cannot
+ enable KASAN due to its cost, consider using KFENCE.
+ bool "Use static keys to set up allocations"
+ default y
+ depends on JUMP_LABEL # To ensure performance, require jump labels
+ Use static keys (static branches) to set up KFENCE allocations. Using
+ static keys is normally recommended, because it avoids a dynamic
+ branch in the allocator's fast path. However, with very low sample
+ intervals, or on systems that do not support jump labels, a dynamic
+ branch may still be an acceptable performance trade-off.
+ int "Default sample interval in milliseconds"
+ default 100
+ The KFENCE sample interval determines the frequency with which heap
+ allocations will be guarded by KFENCE. May be overridden via boot
+ parameter "kfence.sample_interval".
+ Set this to 0 to disable KFENCE by default, in which case only
+ setting "kfence.sample_interval" to a non-zero value enables KFENCE.
+ int "Number of guarded objects available"
+ range 1 65535
+ default 255
+ The number of guarded objects available. For each KFENCE object, 2
+ pages are required; with one containing the object and two adjacent
+ ones used as guard pages.
+ int "Stress testing of fault handling and error reporting" if EXPERT
+ default 0
+ The inverse probability with which to randomly protect KFENCE object
+ pages, resulting in spurious use-after-frees. The main purpose of
+ this option is to stress test KFENCE with concurrent error reports
+ and allocations/frees. A value of 0 disables stress testing logic.
+ Only for KFENCE testing; set to 0 if you are not a KFENCE developer.
+endif # KFENCE