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SubjectRe: [PATCH] THE LINUX/I386 BOOT PROTOCOL - Breaking the 256 limit (ping)
Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Wednesday 30 August 2006 20:59, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
>>> This is not entirely true...
>>> All architectures sets saved_command_line variable...
>>> So I can add __init to the saved_command_line and
>>> copy its contents into kmalloced persistence_command_line at
>>> main.c.
>> My opinion is that you should change saved_command_line (which already
>> implies a copy) to be the kmalloc'd version and call the fixed-sized
>> buffer something else.
> It might be safer to rename everything. Then all users could be caught
> and audited. This would ensure saved_command_line is not accessed
> before the kmalloc'ed copy exists.
> Disadvantage: more architectures to change.

That would definitely be the safest option, and probably is the way to go.

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