mf-heuristics.c   [plain text]

/* Mudflap: narrow-pointer bounds-checking by tree rewriting.
   Copyright (C) 2002, 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
   Contributed by Frank Ch. Eigler <>
   and Graydon Hoare <>

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#include "config.h"

#include <stdio.h>

#include "mf-runtime.h"
#include "mf-impl.h"

#ifdef _MUDFLAP
#error "Do not compile this file with -fmudflap!"

extern char _end;
extern char _start;

/* Run some quick validation of the given region.  
   Return -1 / 0 / 1 if the access known-invalid, possibly-valid, or known-valid.
__mf_heuristic_check (uintptr_t ptr, uintptr_t ptr_high)
  VERBOSE_TRACE ("mf: heuristic check\n");

  /* XXX: Disable the stack bounding check for libmudflapth.  We do
     actually have enough information to track stack bounds (see
     __mf_pthread_info in mf-hooks.c), so with a bit of future work,
     this heuristic can be turned on.  */

  /* The first heuristic is to check stack bounds.  This is a
     transient condition and quick to check. */
  if (__mf_opts.heur_stack_bound)
      uintptr_t stack_top_guess = (uintptr_t)__builtin_frame_address(0);
#if defined(__i386__) && defined (__linux__)
      uintptr_t stack_segment_base = 0xC0000000; /* XXX: Bad assumption. */
      /* Cause tests to fail. */
      uintptr_t stack_segment_base = 0;

      VERBOSE_TRACE ("mf: stack estimated as %p-%p\n", 
		     (void *) stack_top_guess, (void *) stack_segment_base);

      if (ptr_high <= stack_segment_base &&
	  ptr >= stack_top_guess &&
	  ptr_high >= ptr)
	  return 1;

  /* The second heuristic is to scan the range of memory regions
     listed in /proc/self/maps, a special file provided by the Linux
     kernel.  Its results may be cached, and in fact, a GUESS object
     may as well be recorded for interesting matching sections.  */
  if (__mf_opts.heur_proc_map)
      /* Keep a record of seen records from /proc/self/map.  */
      enum { max_entries = 500 };
      struct proc_self_map_entry
	uintptr_t low;
	uintptr_t high;
      static struct proc_self_map_entry entry [max_entries];
      static unsigned entry_used [max_entries];

      /* Look for a known proc_self_map entry that may cover this
	 region.  If one exists, then this heuristic has already run,
	 and should not be run again.  The check should be allowed to
	 fail.  */
      unsigned i;
      unsigned deja_vu = 0;
      for (i=0; i<max_entries; i++)
	  if (entry_used[i] &&
	      (entry[i].low <= ptr) &&
	      (entry[i].high >= ptr_high))
	    deja_vu = 1;

      if (! deja_vu)
	  /* Time to run the heuristic.  Rescan /proc/self/maps; update the
	     entry[] array; XXX: remove expired entries, add new ones.  
	     XXX: Consider entries that have grown (e.g., stack).  */
	  char buf[512];
	  char flags[4];
	  void *low, *high;
	  FILE *fp;
	  fp = fopen ("/proc/self/maps", "r");
	  if (fp)
	      while (fgets (buf, sizeof(buf), fp))
		  if (sscanf (buf, "%p-%p %4c", &low, &high, flags) == 3)
		      if ((uintptr_t) low <= ptr &&
			  (uintptr_t) high >= ptr_high)
			  for (i=0; i<max_entries; i++)
			      if (! entry_used[i])
				  entry[i].low = (uintptr_t) low;
				  entry[i].high = (uintptr_t) high;
				  entry_used[i] = 1;
			  VERBOSE_TRACE ("mf: registering region #%d "
					 "%p-%p given %s",
					 i, (void *) low, (void *) high, buf);
			  __mfu_register ((void *) low, (size_t) (high-low),
					  "/proc/self/maps segment");
			  return 0; /* undecided (tending to cachable) */
	      fclose (fp);

  /* The third heuristic is to approve all accesses between _start and _end,
     which should include all text and initialized data.  */
  if (__mf_opts.heur_start_end)
    if (ptr >= (uintptr_t) & _start && ptr_high <= (uintptr_t) & _end)
      return 1; /* uncacheable */

  return 0; /* unknown */