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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] tracing/filters: allow user-input to be integer-like string

    * Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> wrote:

    > On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:38:12AM +0800, Li Zefan wrote:
    > > Suppose we would like to trace all tasks named '123', but this
    > > will fail:
    > > # echo 'parent_comm == 123' > events/sched/sched_process_fork/filter
    > > bash: echo: write error: Invalid argument
    > >
    > > Don't guess the type of the filter pred in filter_parse(), but instead
    > > we check it in filter_add_pred().
    > >
    > > Signed-off-by: Li Zefan <lizf@cn.fujitsu.com>
    > > ---
    > > kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c | 26 +++++++++++++-------------
    > > 1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
    > >
    > > diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c b/kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c
    > > index 9f8ecca..a63f965 100644
    > > --- a/kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c
    > > +++ b/kernel/trace/trace_events_filter.c
    > > @@ -229,6 +229,7 @@ static int is_string_field(const char *type)
    > > int filter_add_pred(struct ftrace_event_call *call, struct filter_pred *pred)
    > > {
    > > struct ftrace_event_field *field;
    > > + unsigned long long val;
    > >
    > > field = find_event_field(call, pred->field_name);
    > > if (!field)
    > > @@ -237,14 +238,14 @@ int filter_add_pred(struct ftrace_event_call *call, struct filter_pred *pred)
    > > pred->offset = field->offset;
    > >
    > > if (is_string_field(field->type)) {
    > > - if (!pred->str_val)
    > > - return -EINVAL;
    > > pred->fn = filter_pred_string;
    > > pred->str_len = field->size;
    > > return __filter_add_pred(call, pred);
    > > } else {
    > > - if (pred->str_val)
    > > + if (strict_strtoull(pred->str_val, 0, &val))
    > > return -EINVAL;
    > > + pred->val = val;
    > > + kfree(pred->str_val);
    >
    >
    > And you might also want to do
    > pred->str_val = NULL;
    > Otherwise filter_free_pred() may crash later:
    >
    > void filter_free_pred(struct filter_pred *pred)
    > {
    > if (!pred)
    > return;
    >
    > kfree(pred->field_name);
    > kfree(pred->str_val);
    > kfree(pred);
    > }
    >
    >
    > Other than that, it looks good.

    This also conflicts with Tom's rewrite of the filter engine to make
    it on-the-fly modifiable.

    Li, mind reworking your series against latest -tip? (it has Tom's
    patch included already)

    Also, it would be nice to hear Tom's opinion about this series as
    well. I know there's new parsing features planned - if it's better
    that way then Tom you might want to pick up Li's patches and submit
    them together with any pending or upcoming changes? We can apply
    them directly too if that's easier to you.

    Thanks,

    Ingo


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