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From: Yi Yang <yi.y.yang@intel.com>
To: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
Cc: gregkh@suse.de, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, akpm@linux-foundation.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.24] Add new string functions real_strtoul and change kernel params to use them
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:30:17 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1201797017.6500.16.camel@yangyi-dev.bj.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080131090345.92bce974.randy.dunlap@oracle.com>

On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 09:03 -0800, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2008 09:18:22 +0800 Yi Yang wrote:
> 
> > Currently, for every sysfs node, the callers will be responsible for
> > implementing store operation, so many many callers are doing duplicate
> > things to validate input, they have the same mistakes because they are
> > calling simple_strtol/ul/ll/ull, especially for module params, they are
> > just numeric, but you can echo such values as 0x1234xxx, 07777888 and
> > 1234aaa, for these cases, module params store operation just ignores
> > successive invalid char and converts prefix part to a numeric although
> > input is actually invalid.
> > 
> > This patch tries to fix the aforementioned issues and implements real_strtox
> > serial functions, kernel/params.c uses them to strictly validate input,
> > so module params will reject such values as 0x1234xxxx and returns an error:
> 
> How about a prefix of safe_ or strict_ or something other than real_?
> real_ sounds too much like a real number function string parser.
> 
I named it as strict_ at the beginning, but it results in some alignment
issues checkpatch.pl will always warn, i don't know if warnings will
make the patch out of the door.

In kernel/params.c, STANDARD_PARAM_DEF(a function definition macro) will
be over 80 chars, is it correct coding style to split it to two lines?


  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-01  1:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 52+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-04 10:10 [linux-pm][PATCH] base: Change power/wakeup output from "" to "unsupported" if wakeup feature isn't supported by a device Yi Yang
2008-01-04 11:48 ` Pavel Machek
2008-01-04 16:09   ` David Brownell
2008-01-04 16:38     ` Alan Stern
2008-01-04 16:52       ` Olivier Galibert
2008-01-04 17:20         ` Oliver Neukum
2008-01-07  2:00           ` Yi Yang
2008-01-07  1:55         ` Yi Yang
2008-01-07  3:49           ` David Brownell
2008-01-07  1:52       ` Yi Yang
2008-01-07  1:37     ` Yi Yang
2008-01-07  1:57       ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2008-01-07  2:05         ` Yi Yang
2008-01-07 16:46           ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2008-01-07  1:21   ` Yi Yang
2008-01-04 16:31 ` David Brownell
2008-01-07  1:51   ` Yi Yang
2008-01-22 23:05 ` [PATCH 2.6.24-rc8] cpufreq: fix obvious condition statement error Yi Yang
2008-01-28 23:14   ` [PATCH 2.6.24] x86: add sysfs interface for cpuid module Yi Yang
2008-01-29  8:44     ` Sam Ravnborg
2008-01-29 22:22       ` Yi Yang
2008-01-30  7:48         ` Sam Ravnborg
2008-01-29 15:51     ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-01-29 17:52       ` Yi Yang
2008-01-30  6:09         ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-01-29 21:56       ` Yi Yang
2008-01-30  7:17         ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-01-29 22:13           ` Yi Yang
2008-01-30  7:33             ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-01-29 23:41     ` [RFC PATCH 2.6.24] x86: add sysfs interface for cpuid module, try 2 Yi Yang
2008-01-30 17:35       ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-01-31  1:18       ` [PATCH 2.6.24] Add new string functions real_strtoul and change kernel params to use them Yi Yang
2008-01-31 17:03         ` Randy Dunlap
2008-01-31 16:30           ` Yi Yang [this message]
2008-02-01  2:47             ` Randy Dunlap
2008-01-31 22:11         ` [PATCH 2.6.24] Add new string functions strict_strto* and convert kernel params to use them, take 2 Yi Yang
2008-02-01  0:02           ` [PATCH 2.6.24] Add new string functions strict_strto* and convert kernel params to use them, take 3 Yi Yang
2008-02-01  7:36           ` [PATCH 2.6.24] Add new string functions strict_strto* and convert kernel params to use them, take 2 Andrew Morton
2008-02-01  7:39           ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-01  7:40           ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-01 16:31     ` [PATCH 2.6.24] x86: add sysfs interface for cpuid module dean gaudet
2008-02-01 17:56       ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-02-01 17:58         ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-02-14 23:44   ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc1] cpufreq: fix cpufreq policy refcount imbalance Yi Yang
2008-02-14 23:48   ` Yi Yang
2008-02-15 15:52     ` [linux-pm] " Alan Stern
2008-02-15 18:24       ` Greg KH
2008-02-15 21:01     ` Greg KH
2008-02-25  0:46     ` [PATCH 2.6.25-rc3] cpuidle: fix cpuidle time and usage overflow Yi Yang
2008-02-25 10:15       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-25  1:10         ` Yi Yang
2008-03-26  4:46       ` Len Brown

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