A GCC plugin that looks for
__ro_after_init candidates as part of the kernel build process.
$ apt-get install gcc-7-plugin-dev
arm64_test target if you have an ARM64 cross compiler installed and present in $PATH.
$ make $ GTEST_LIBPATH=<path-to-libgtest.so> GTEST_INCDIR=<path-to-gtest-headers> make ctest $ make test $ make arm64_test
$ make clean && KDIR=<path-to-kernel-directory> make kern
make kern is run, the following steps occur.
Stage 1 of the plugin is run. The kernel is built with
allmodconfig, and a list of interesting types is written out to
/tmp/rai_int. All checked types are written out to
Stage 2 of the plugin is run. For each memory write into a variable of type listed in
/tmp/rai_int, write an entry into
/tmp/rai_final. This entry will contain the variable name, the typename, the function from which this write occured, and whether or not this function is annotated with
At this stage, the plugins have done their work. All that remains is to process the log(
/tmp/rai_final) written out by the plugin. Use
cachereader to print out the entries in a readable form, and
postprocess.py to list out all variable names to which a write exists only from functions marked annotated with