Re: [PATCH] kernel: kallsyms: parameters checking, for EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPLfunctions

From: Chen Gang
Date: Wed Apr 10 2013 - 06:57:04 EST

On 2013å04æ10æ 14:57, Rusty Russell wrote:
> Chen Gang <gang.chen@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> > for EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL functions, necessary to check their parameters.
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Chen Gang <gang.chen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Why?
> If someone misuses these functions, they crash and thus indicate that
> the caller shouldn't do that.

for me, I think:

if it is used by self (such as static functions):
I prefer to crash immediatly.
it will help us to find issue, quickly.

if it can be used by others (such as EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL):
I prefer to return fail and tell caller that parameter is invalid.
it is more polite to callers, and still indicate it may be an issue.


> Or is someone already doing this?

really has:

kernel: __wake_up_sync_key in kernel/sched/core.c.
lib: *printf.
mm: kfree.

> Confused,
> Rusty.

Chen Gang

Asianux Corporation
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