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KernelASan: Bringing Address Sanitizer To The Linux Kernel

Jul 18, 2014, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

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Work being done by Samsung and other Linux stakeholders is bringing the Address Sanitizer capabilities found in GCC as being useful for detecting potential memory issues within the Linux kernel.

Address Sanitizer is the feature within GCC (and now LLVM/Clang too) for detecting memory corruption bugs like buffer overflows, use-after-free, and other memory errors.

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