Re: [PATCH 8/8] efi: pstore: Add module parameter for setting the record size

From: Guilherme G. Piccoli
Date: Fri Oct 07 2022 - 13:02:33 EST

On 07/10/2022 12:06, Ard Biesheuvel wrote:
> [...]
> Well, I did spot this oddity
> efi_pstore_info.buf = kmalloc(4096, GFP_KERNEL);
> if (!efi_pstore_info.buf)
> return -ENOMEM;
> efi_pstore_info.bufsize = 1024;
> So that hardcoded 4096 looks odd, but at least it is larger than the
> default 1024. So what happens if you increase the record size to >
> 4096?

This is a very good finding, thanks a bunch Ard and apologies for this

Before this patch it was "safe" doing this way since the allocation was
4096 whereas the size value was 1024. Now, with my change this is not
valid anymore, and my feeling is that it worked fine in my tests because
I'm testing panic (which is a single CPU/no-IRQ scenario), so basically
we're corrupting memory...but nothing broke in my tests due to panic

Thanks again, I'll fix that - need to allocate record_size.