UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer (UBSan)

UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer (UBSan) is a fast undefined behavior detector implemented in Clang and Compiler-rt. Various computations will be instrumented to detect undefined behavior at runtime. 
For now, only 64-bit Linux platform is tested. Various compile flags to use UBSan is available at http://clang.llvm.org/docs/UsersManual.html#controlling-code-generation.

Building Chromium with UBSan

UBSan builds are experimentally supported by Chromium, and can be built as below. is_ubsan=true automatically enforces to use Clang as a build compiler. Please note that is_ubsan=true excludes -fsanitize=vptr, which is also part of the undefined behavior sanitizer. 

gn args out/ubsan
# set is_ubsan = true
# set is_debug = false
ninja -C out/ubsan chrome

To use -fsanitize=vptr, the is_ubsan_vptr options can be used. is_ubsan_vptr loads the blocklist from src/tools/ubsan_vptr/ignorelist.txt.

gn args out/ubsan
# set is_ubsan_vptr = true
ninja -C out/ubsan chrome

Pre-built Chrome binaries are available at http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-ubsan/index.html?prefix=linux-release-vptr/

Runtime Flags

UBSan also supports common runtime flags with UBSAN_OPTIONS like other sanitizers. Followings are UBSan specific runtime flags.
  • print_stacktrace : print the stacktrace when UBSan reports an error.
  • suppressions : suppress an error report at runtime.