Bug 491264

Summary: kernel-rt should be built with -fwrapv [mrg-1]
Product: Red Hat Enterprise MRG Reporter: Eugene Teo (Security Response) <eteo>
Component: realtime-kernelAssignee: Red Hat Real Time Maintenance <rt-maint>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: David Sommerseth <davids>
Severity: high Docs Contact:
Priority: high    
Version: 1.1CC: bhu, lgoncalv, ovasik, security-response-team, williams
Target Milestone: 1.1.3   
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Upstream patch none

Description Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2009-03-20 02:25:28 EDT
Description of problem:
Add '-fwrapv' to gcc CFLAGS. This makes sure that gcc doesn't try to optimize away wrapping arithmetic, which the kernel occasionally uses for overflow testing, ie things like

if (ptr + offset < ptr)

which technically is undefined for non-unsigned types. See


for details.

Not all versions of gcc support it, so we need to make it conditional (it looks like it was introduced in gcc-3.4).
Comment 5 David Sommerseth 2009-05-26 10:32:03 EDT
Verified by code review.  Upstream patch (attached here) found in source tree.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2009-06-03 11:37:11 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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