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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] dma-debug: add debugfs file for driver filter
On Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 03:04:18PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 28 May 2009 17:19:29 +0200
> Joerg Roedel <joerg.roedel@amd.com> wrote:
>
> > This patch adds the dma-api/driver_filter file to debugfs. The root user
> > can write a driver name into this file to see only dma-api errors for
> > that particular driver in the kernel log. Writing an empty string to
> > that file disables the driver filter.
> >
> >
> > ...
> >
> > +static ssize_t filter_read(struct file *file, char __user *user_buf,
> > + size_t count, loff_t *ppos)
> > +{
> > + unsigned long flags;
> > + char buf[NAME_MAX_LEN + 1];
> > + int len;
> > +
> > + if (!current_driver_name[0])
> > + return 0;
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * We can't copy to userspace directly because current_driver_name can
> > + * only be read under the driver_name_lock with irqs disabled. So
> > + * create a temporary copy first.
> > + */
> > + read_lock_irqsave(&driver_name_lock, flags);
> > + strncpy(buf, current_driver_name, NAME_MAX_LEN - 1);
>
> If you use strlcpy() here,
>
> > + read_unlock_irqrestore(&driver_name_lock, flags);
> > +
> > + /* make it look nice :-) */
> > + len = strnlen(buf, NAME_MAX_LEN - 1);
> > + buf[len] = '\n';
> > + buf[len + 1] = 0;
>
> the above can all be replaced with a simple strcat(). I think.

Right, thanks.

> Perhaps the whole lot can be replaced with a single scnprintf(), if
> it's known that the input string has appropriate length.

I will check that. Thanks.

> > + return simple_read_from_buffer(user_buf, count, ppos, buf, len + 1);
> > +}
> > +
> > +static ssize_t filter_write(struct file *file, const char __user *userbuf,
> > + size_t count, loff_t *ppos)
> > +{
> > + unsigned long flags;
> > + char buf[NAME_MAX_LEN];
> > + size_t len = NAME_MAX_LEN - 1;
> > + int i;
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * We can't copy from userspace directly. Access to
> > + * current_driver_name is protected with a write_lock with irqs
> > + * disabled. Since copy_from_user can fault and may sleep we
> > + * need to copy to temporary buffer first
> > + */
> > + len = min(count, len);
> > + if (copy_from_user(buf, userbuf, len))
> > + return -EFAULT;
> > +
> > + buf[NAME_MAX_LEN - 1] = 0;
>
> Might be able to use strncpy_from_user() here.
>
> > + write_lock_irqsave(&driver_name_lock, flags);
> > + if (!isalnum(buf[0])) {
> > + if (current_driver_name[0])
> > + printk(KERN_INFO "DMA-API: switching off dma-debug "
> > + "driver filter\n");
> > + current_driver_name[0] = 0;
> > + current_driver = NULL;
> > + goto out_unlock;
> > + }
> > +
> > + for (i = 0; i < NAME_MAX_LEN; ++i) {
> > + current_driver_name[i] = buf[i];
> > + if (isspace(buf[i]) || buf[i] == ' ' ||
> > + buf[i] == '\t' || buf[i] == 0)
> > + break;
> > + }
> > + current_driver_name[i] = 0;
> > + current_driver = NULL;
> > +
> > + printk(KERN_INFO "DMA-API: enable driver filter for driver [%s]\n",
> > + current_driver_name);
> > +
> > +out_unlock:
> > + write_unlock_irqrestore(&driver_name_lock, flags);
> > +
> > + return count;
> > +}
>
> It's unobvious what user interface this code is attempting to implement.
> The change to DMA-API.txt in the fourth patch doesn't illuminate the
> issue either. Some code comments explaining wtf this is doing and why
> would help, please.

It implements a file to which the name of a driver can be written. If
done, dma-debug will only print errors from that particular driver. I
will state that also in a comment.

> I'd have thought that the test for isspace() makes the tests for ' '
> and '\t' redundant?

Checking again, this is true for '\t' but not for ' '. The later one
would be checked by isblank() which is not implemented in the kernel.


Joerg

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