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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 1/1: Device-Mapper: Remove 1024 devices limitation
Jim Houston <jim.houston@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> With out the test above an id beyond the allocated space will alias
> to one that exists. Perhaps the highest id currently allocated is
> 100, there will be two layers in the radix tree and the while loop
> above will only look at the 10 least significant bits. If you call
> idr_find with 1025 it will return the pointer associated with id 1.

OK.

> The patch I sent was against linux-2.6.7, so I missed the change to
> MAX_ID_SHIFT.

How about this?

diff -puN lib/idr.c~idr-stale-comment lib/idr.c
--- 25/lib/idr.c~idr-stale-comment Tue Jul 6 16:12:45 2004
+++ 25-akpm/lib/idr.c Tue Jul 6 16:15:41 2004
@@ -27,22 +27,6 @@
* so you don't need to be too concerned about locking and conflicts
* with the slab allocator.

- * What you need to do is, since we don't keep the counter as part of
- * id / ptr pair, to keep a copy of it in the pointed to structure
- * (or else where) so that when you ask for a ptr you can varify that
- * the returned ptr is correct by comparing the id it contains with the one
- * you asked for. In other words, we only did half the reuse protection.
- * Since the code depends on your code doing this check, we ignore high
- * order bits in the id, not just the count, but bits that would, if used,
- * index outside of the allocated ids. In other words, if the largest id
- * currently allocated is 32 a look up will only look at the low 5 bits of
- * the id. Since you will want to keep this id in the structure anyway
- * (if for no other reason than to be able to eliminate the id when the
- * structure is found in some other way) this seems reasonable. If you
- * really think otherwise, the code to check these bits here, it is just
- * disabled with a #if 0.
-
-
* So here are the complete details:

* include <linux/idr.h>
@@ -371,15 +355,11 @@ void *idr_find(struct idr *idp, int id)
struct idr_layer *p;

n = idp->layers * IDR_BITS;
+ if (id >= (1 << n))
+ return NULL;
+
p = idp->top;
-#if 0
- /*
- * This tests to see if bits outside the current tree are
- * present. If so, tain't one of ours!
- */
- if ( unlikely( (id & ~(~0 << MAX_ID_SHIFT)) >> (n + IDR_BITS)))
- return NULL;
-#endif
+
/* Mask off upper bits we don't use for the search. */
id &= MAX_ID_MASK;

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