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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Make `obsolete params' work correctly if MODULE_SYMBOL_PREFIX is non-empty
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In message <Pine.LNX.4.44.0301100902380.12833-100000@home.transmeta.com> you wr
ite:
>
> On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Rusty Russell wrote:
> >
> > Yep. Maximum length of obsolete parameter name in current kernel:
> > seq_default_timer_resolution (28 chars).
>
> Don't do this. Make the limit fixed, and check it.

Just in case someone names a variable over 2000 chars, and uses it as
an old-style module parameter?

Done, with protest. Please apply.

Rusty.
(Miles, your sizeof also merged).
--
Anyone who quotes me in their sig is an idiot. -- Rusty Russell.

Name: Make obsolete module parameters work with MODULE_SYMBOL_PREFIX
Author: Miles Bader
Status: Trivial

D: Since these are just symbols in the module object, they need symbol name
D: munging to find the symbol from the parameter name.

diff -urpN --exclude TAGS -X /home/rusty/devel/kernel/kernel-patches/current-dontdiff --minimal .15543-linux-2.5-bk/kernel/module.c .15543-linux-2.5-bk.updated/kernel/module.c
--- .15543-linux-2.5-bk/kernel/module.c 2003-01-10 10:55:43.000000000 +1100
+++ .15543-linux-2.5-bk.updated/kernel/module.c 2003-01-11 15:15:59.000000000 +1100
@@ -680,18 +680,31 @@ static int obsolete_params(const char *n
return -ENOMEM;

DEBUGP("Module %s has %u obsolete params\n", name, num);
- for (i = 0; i < num; i++)
+ for (i = 0; i < num; i++) {
+ if (strlen(obsparm[i].name) > 1024) {
+ printk("%s: Huge parameter. Linus 1, Rusty 0.\n",
+ name);
+ ret = -EINVAL;
+ goto out;
+ }
DEBUGP("Param %i: %s type %s\n",
num, obsparm[i].name, obsparm[i].type);
+ }

for (i = 0; i < num; i++) {
+ char sym_name[strlen(obsparm[i].name)
+ + sizeof(MODULE_SYMBOL_PREFIX)];
+
+ strcpy(sym_name, MODULE_SYMBOL_PREFIX);
+ strcat(sym_name, obsparm[i].name);
+
kp[i].name = obsparm[i].name;
kp[i].perm = 000;
kp[i].set = set_obsolete;
kp[i].get = NULL;
obsparm[i].addr
= (void *)find_local_symbol(sechdrs, symindex, strtab,
- obsparm[i].name);
+ sym_name);
if (!obsparm[i].addr) {
printk("%s: falsely claims to have parameter %s\n",
name, obsparm[i].name);
-
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