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From: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
To: Xiaoming Ni <nixiaoming@huawei.com>
Cc: mcgrof@kernel.org, yzaikin@google.com, adobriyan@gmail.com,
	mingo@kernel.org, peterz@infradead.org,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, yamada.masahiro@socionext.com,
	bauerman@linux.ibm.com, gregkh@linuxfoundation.org,
	skhan@linuxfoundation.org, dvyukov@google.com,
	svens@stackframe.org, joel@joelfernandes.org, tglx@linutronix.de,
	Jisheng.Zhang@synaptics.com, pmladek@suse.com,
	bigeasy@linutronix.de, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, wangle6@huawei.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/4] proc/sysctl: add shared variables -1
Date: Sat, 16 May 2020 19:38:04 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <202005161937.214F9A6@keescook> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2656ae51-5348-0b37-d76d-1460b8eb3f10@huawei.com>

On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 11:05:53AM +0800, Xiaoming Ni wrote:
> On 2020/5/16 10:47, Kees Cook wrote:
> > On Sat, May 16, 2020 at 10:32:19AM +0800, Xiaoming Ni wrote:
> > > On 2020/5/16 0:05, Kees Cook wrote:
> > > > On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 05:06:28PM +0800, Xiaoming Ni wrote:
> > > > > On 2020/5/15 16:06, Kees Cook wrote:
> > > > > > On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 12:33:42PM +0800, Xiaoming Ni wrote:
> > > > > > > Add the shared variable SYSCTL_NEG_ONE to replace the variable neg_one
> > > > > > > used in both sysctl_writes_strict and hung_task_warnings.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Signed-off-by: Xiaoming Ni <nixiaoming@huawei.com>
> > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > >     fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c     | 2 +-
> > > > > > >     include/linux/sysctl.h    | 1 +
> > > > > > >     kernel/hung_task_sysctl.c | 3 +--
> > > > > > >     kernel/sysctl.c           | 3 +--
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > How about doing this refactoring in advance of the extraction patch?
> > > > > Before  advance of the extraction patch, neg_one is only used in one file,
> > > > > does it seem to have no value for refactoring?
> > > > 
> > > > I guess it doesn't matter much, but I think it's easier to review in the
> > > > sense that neg_one is first extracted and then later everything else is
> > > > moved.
> > > > 
> > > Later, when more features sysctl interface is moved to the code file, there
> > > will be more variables that need to be extracted.
> > > So should I only extract the neg_one variable here, or should I extract all
> > > the variables used by multiple features?
> > 
> > Hmm -- if you're going to do a consolidation pass, then nevermind, I
> > don't think order will matter then.
> > 
> > Thank you for the cleanup! Sorry we're giving you back-and-forth advice!
> > 
> > -Kees
> > 
> 
> Sorry, I don't fully understand.
> Does this mean that there is no need to adjust the patch order or the order
> of variables in sysctl_vals?
> Should I extract only SYSCTL_NEG_ONE or should I extract all variables?

I think either order is fine -- I though you were only doing 1 variable.
If you're don't a bunch, then I don't think order is important.

-- 
Kees Cook

  reply	other threads:[~2020-05-17  2:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-15  4:33 [PATCH 0/4] Move the sysctl interface to the corresponding feature code file Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-15  4:33 ` [PATCH 1/4] hung_task: Move hung_task sysctl interface to hung_task_sysctl.c Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-15  8:04   ` Kees Cook
2020-05-15  8:56     ` Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-15 16:03       ` Kees Cook
2020-05-15 20:21         ` Luis Chamberlain
2020-05-15  4:33 ` [PATCH 2/4] proc/sysctl: add shared variables -1 Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-15  8:06   ` Kees Cook
2020-05-15  9:06     ` Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-15 16:05       ` Kees Cook
2020-05-16  2:32         ` Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-16  2:47           ` Kees Cook
2020-05-16  3:05             ` Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-17  2:38               ` Kees Cook [this message]
2020-05-15  4:33 ` [PATCH 3/4] watchdog: move watchdog sysctl to watchdog.c Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-15  8:09   ` Kees Cook
2020-05-15  9:17     ` Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-15  4:33 ` [PATCH 4/4] sysctl: Add register_sysctl_init() interface Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-15  8:10   ` Kees Cook
2020-05-15  9:39     ` Xiaoming Ni

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