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From: Xiaoming Ni <nixiaoming@huawei.com>
To: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>
Cc: <keescook@chromium.org>, <yzaikin@google.com>,
	<adobriyan@gmail.com>, <mingo@kernel.org>,
	<gpiccoli@canonical.com>, <rdna@fb.com>,
	<patrick.bellasi@arm.com>, <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>,
	<akpm@linux-foundation.org>, <mhocko@suse.com>,
	<penguin-kernel@i-love.sakura.ne.jp>, <vbabka@suse.cz>,
	<tglx@linutronix.de>, <peterz@infradead.org>,
	<Jisheng.Zhang@synaptics.com>, <khlebnikov@yandex-team.ru>,
	<bigeasy@linutronix.de>, <pmladek@suse.com>,
	<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>, <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	<wangle6@huawei.com>, <alex.huangjianhui@huawei.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 1/4] sysctl: Add register_sysctl_init() interface
Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 16:33:01 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <abdab2be-91e2-5f9b-bf49-abc387072a31@huawei.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200529073646.GW11244@42.do-not-panic.com>

On 2020/5/29 15:36, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
> On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 03:27:22PM +0800, Xiaoming Ni wrote:
>> On 2020/5/29 15:09, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 11:31:08AM +0800, Xiaoming Ni wrote:
>>>> --- a/kernel/sysctl.c
>>>> +++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
>>>> @@ -3358,6 +3358,25 @@ int __init sysctl_init(void)
>>>>    	kmemleak_not_leak(hdr);
>>>>    	return 0;
>>>>    }
>>>> +
>>>> +/*
>>>> + * The sysctl interface is used to modify the interface value,
>>>> + * but the feature interface has default values. Even if register_sysctl fails,
>>>> + * the feature body function can also run. At the same time, malloc small
>>>> + * fragment of memory during the system initialization phase, almost does
>>>> + * not fail. Therefore, the function return is designed as void
>>>> + */
>>>
>>> Let's use kdoc while at it. Can you convert this to proper kdoc?
>>>
>> Sorry, I do n’t know the format requirements of Kdoc, can you give me some
>> tips for writing?
> 
> Sure, include/net/mac80211.h is a good example.
> 
>>>> +void __init register_sysctl_init(const char *path, struct ctl_table *table,
>>>> +				 const char *table_name)
>>>> +{
>>>> +	struct ctl_table_header *hdr = register_sysctl(path, table);
>>>> +
>>>> +	if (unlikely(!hdr)) {
>>>> +		pr_err("failed when register_sysctl %s to %s\n", table_name, path);
>>>> +		return;
>>>
>>> table_name is only used for this, however we can easily just make
>>> another _register_sysctl_init() helper first, and then use a macro
>>> which will concatenate this to something useful if you want to print
>>> a string. I see no point in the description for this, specially since
>>> the way it was used was not to be descriptive, but instead just a name
>>> followed by some underscore and something else.
>>>
>> Good idea, I will fix and send the patch to you as soon as possible
> 
> No rush :)
> 
>>>> +	}
>>>> +	kmemleak_not_leak(hdr);
>>>
>>> Is it *wrong* to run kmemleak_not_leak() when hdr was not allocated?
>>> If so, can you fix the sysctl __init call itself?
>> I don't understand here, do you mean that register_sysctl_init () does not
>> need to call kmemleak_not_leak (hdr), or does it mean to add check hdr
>> before calling kmemleak_not_leak (hdr) in sysctl_init ()?
> 
> I'm asking that the way you are adding it, you don't run
> kmemleak_not_leak(hdr) if the hdr allocation filed. If that is
> right then it seems that sysctl_init() might not be doing it
> right.
> 
> Can that code be shared somehow?
> 
>    Luis

void __ref kmemleak_not_leak(const void *ptr)
{
	pr_debug("%s(0x%p)\n", __func__, ptr);

	if (kmemleak_enabled && ptr && !IS_ERR(ptr))
		make_gray_object((unsigned long)ptr);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(kmemleak_not_leak);

In the code of kmemleak_not_leak(), it is verified that the pointer is 
valid, so kmemleak_not_leak (NULL) will not be a problem.
At the same time, there is no need to call kmemleak_not_leak() in the 
failed branch of register_sysctl_init().

Thanks
Xiaoming Ni


  reply	other threads:[~2020-05-29  8:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-19  3:31 [PATCH v4 0/4] cleaning up the sysctls table (hung_task watchdog) Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-19  3:31 ` [PATCH v4 1/4] sysctl: Add register_sysctl_init() interface Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-29  7:09   ` Luis Chamberlain
2020-05-29  7:27     ` Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-29  7:36       ` Luis Chamberlain
2020-05-29  8:33         ` Xiaoming Ni [this message]
2020-05-29 11:31           ` Luis Chamberlain
2020-05-19  3:31 ` [PATCH v4 2/4] sysctl: Move some boundary constants form sysctl.c to sysctl_vals Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-19  4:44   ` Tetsuo Handa
2020-05-20  1:14     ` Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-20  1:39       ` Luis Chamberlain
2020-05-19  3:31 ` [PATCH v4 3/4] hung_task: Move hung_task sysctl interface to hung_task.c Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-19  3:31 ` [PATCH v4 4/4] watchdog: move watchdog sysctl interface to watchdog.c Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-20  3:31 ` [PATCH v4 0/4] cleaning up the sysctls table (hung_task watchdog) Andrew Morton
2020-05-20  4:02   ` Xiaoming Ni
2020-05-20 13:08     ` Luis Chamberlain

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