r259260 - [UBSan] Add documentation for runtime issue suppression.

Alexey Samsonov via cfe-commits cfe-commits at lists.llvm.org
Fri Jan 29 15:07:14 PST 2016

Author: samsonov
Date: Fri Jan 29 17:07:14 2016
New Revision: 259260

URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=259260&view=rev
[UBSan] Add documentation for runtime issue suppression.


Modified: cfe/trunk/docs/UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer.rst
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/cfe/trunk/docs/UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer.rst?rev=259260&r1=259259&r2=259260&view=diff
--- cfe/trunk/docs/UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer.rst (original)
+++ cfe/trunk/docs/UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer.rst Fri Jan 29 17:07:14 2016
@@ -168,6 +168,38 @@ UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer supports ``sr
 :doc:`SanitizerSpecialCaseList`, that can be used to suppress error reports
 in the specified source files or functions.
+Runtime suppressions
+Sometimes you can suppress UBSan error reports for specific files, functions,
+or libraries without recompiling the code. You need to pass a path to
+suppression file in a ``UBSAN_OPTIONS`` environment variable.
+.. code-block:: bash
+    UBSAN_OPTIONS=suppressions=MyUBSan.supp
+You need to specify a :ref:`check <ubsan-checks>` you are suppressing and the
+bug location. For example:
+.. code-block:: bash
+  signed-integer-overflow:file-with-known-overflow.cpp
+  alignment:function_doing_unaligned_access
+  vptr:shared_object_with_vptr_failures.so
+There are several limitations:
+* Sometimes your binary must have enough debug info and/or symbol table, so
+  that the runtime could figure out source file or function name to match
+  against the suppression.
+* It is only possible to suppress recoverable checks. For the example above,
+  you can additionally pass
+  ``-fsanitize-recover=signed-integer-overflow,alignment,vptr``, although
+  most of UBSan checks are recoverable by default.
+* Check groups (like ``undefined``) can't be used in suppressions file, only
+  fine-grained checks are supported.
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