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From: Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com>
To: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
Cc: David Laight <David.Laight@ACULAB.COM>,
	'christophe leroy' <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Rasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk>,
	"Tobin C . Harding" <me@tobin.cc>, Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.cz>,
	Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com>,
	Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky.work@gmail.com>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>,
	"linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org" <linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org>,
	Russell Currey <ruscur@russell.cc>,
	Stephen Rothwell <sfr@ozlabs.org>,
	Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>,
	"linux-arch@vger.kernel.org" <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-s390@vger.kernel.org" <linux-s390@vger.kernel.org>,
	Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] vsprintf: Do not break early boot with probing addresses
Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 14:42:20 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190513124220.wty2qbnz4wo52h3x@pathway.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190513091320.GK9224@smile.fi.intel.com>

On Mon 2019-05-13 12:13:20, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 08:52:41AM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> > From: christophe leroy
> > > Sent: 10 May 2019 18:35
> > > Le 10/05/2019 à 18:24, Steven Rostedt a écrit :
> > > > On Fri, 10 May 2019 10:42:13 +0200
> > > > Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com> wrote:
> 
> > > >> -	if (probe_kernel_address(ptr, byte))
> > > >> +	if ((unsigned long)ptr < PAGE_SIZE || IS_ERR_VALUE(ptr))
> > > >>   		return "(efault)";
> > 
> > "efault" looks a bit like a spellling mistake for "default".
> 
> It's a special, thus it's in parenthesis, though somebody can be
> misguided.
> 
> > > Usually, < PAGE_SIZE means NULL pointer dereference (via the member of a
> > > struct)
> > 
> > Maybe the caller should pass in a short buffer so that you can return
> > "(err-%d)"
> > or "(null+%#x)" ?

There are many vsprintf() users. I am afraid that nobody would want
to define extra buffers for error messages. It must fit into
the one for the formatted string.


> In both cases it should be limited to the size of pointer (8 or 16
> characters). Something like "(e:%4d)" would work for error codes.

I am afraid that we could get 10 different proposals from a huge
enough group of people. I wanted to start with something simple
(source code). I know that (efault) might be confused with
"default" but it is still just one string to grep.


> The "(null)" is good enough by itself and already an established
> practice..

(efault) made more sense with the probe_kernel_read() that
checked wide range of addresses. Well, I still think that
it makes sense to distinguish a pure NULL. And it still
used also for IS_ERR_VALUE().

Best Regards,
Petr

  reply	other threads:[~2019-05-13 12:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 38+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-09 12:19 Petr Mladek
2019-05-09 13:05 ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-05-09 13:13 ` Steven Rostedt
2019-05-09 14:06   ` Petr Mladek
2019-05-09 13:38 ` Michal Suchánek
2019-05-09 13:46   ` David Laight
2019-05-10 10:21     ` Michael Ellerman
2019-05-10  4:32 ` Sergey Senozhatsky
     [not found]   ` <CAHk-=wiP+hwSqEW0dM6AYNWUR7jXDkeueq69et6ahfUgV7hC3w@mail.gmail.com>
2019-05-10  5:07     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-05-10  6:41       ` Michael Ellerman
2019-05-10  8:06       ` Petr Mladek
2019-05-10  8:16         ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-05-10  8:42           ` Petr Mladek
2019-05-10  8:51             ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-05-10 14:49             ` Petr Mladek
2019-05-10 16:24             ` Steven Rostedt
2019-05-10 16:32               ` Martin Schwidefsky
2019-05-10 16:40                 ` Steven Rostedt
2019-05-10 16:45                   ` Martin Schwidefsky
2019-05-13 12:24                   ` Petr Mladek
2019-05-10 16:41               ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-05-10 17:35               ` christophe leroy
2019-05-13  8:52                 ` David Laight
2019-05-13  9:13                   ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-05-13 12:42                     ` Petr Mladek [this message]
2019-05-13 14:15                       ` Steven Rostedt
2019-05-14  2:07                       ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-05-14  2:25                         ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-05-14  8:28                         ` David Laight
2019-05-14  9:02                           ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-05-14 18:37                             ` Steven Rostedt
2019-05-14 19:13                               ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-05-14 19:35                                 ` Steven Rostedt
2019-05-15  7:23                                   ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-05-15  7:53                                     ` Petr Mladek
2019-05-15  6:21                                 ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-05-15  7:35                               ` Petr Mladek
2019-05-15  9:00                                 ` David Laight

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