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Subject[PATCH] Reduce stack usage in module.c
Attempt to reduce stack usage in module.c (linux-2.6.12-rc1-mm3). 
Specifically from checkstack.pl

Before patch
------------------
who_is_doing_it: 512
obsolete_params: 160

After patch
----------------
who_is_doing_it: none
obsolete_params: 12

Also while at it, fix following in who_is_doing_it(...)
- use only as much memory is needed
- do not write past array index for the boundary case

Patch is against linux-2.6.12-rc1-mm3

Thanks,
Rayan

Signed-off-by: Yum Rayan <yum.rayan@gmail.com>

--- kernel/module.c.orig 2005-03-28 22:32:35.000000000 -0800
+++ kernel/module.c 2005-03-28 22:49:26.000000000 -0800
@@ -769,15 +769,25 @@
struct kernel_param *kp;
unsigned int i;
int ret;
+ char *sym_name = NULL;
+ unsigned int sym_name_len = 0;

kp = kmalloc(sizeof(kp[0]) * num, GFP_KERNEL);
if (!kp)
return -ENOMEM;

- for (i = 0; i < num; i++) {
- char sym_name[128 + sizeof(MODULE_SYMBOL_PREFIX)];
+ if (num) {
+ sym_name_len = 128 + sizeof (MODULE_SYMBOL_PREFIX);
+ sym_name = kmalloc(sym_name_len, GFP_KERNEL);
+ if (!sym_name) {
+ ret = -ENOMEM;
+ goto free_kp;
+ }
+ }

- snprintf(sym_name, sizeof(sym_name), "%s%s",
+ for (i = 0; i < num; i++) {
+
+ snprintf(sym_name, sym_name_len, "%s%s",
MODULE_SYMBOL_PREFIX, obsparm[i].name);

kp[i].name = obsparm[i].name;
@@ -791,13 +801,15 @@
printk("%s: falsely claims to have parameter %s\n",
name, obsparm[i].name);
ret = -EINVAL;
- goto out;
+ goto free_sym;
}
kp[i].arg = &obsparm[i];
}

ret = parse_args(name, args, kp, num, NULL);
- out:
+ free_sym:
+ kfree(sym_name);
+ free_kp:
kfree(kp);
return ret;
}
@@ -1399,12 +1411,16 @@
static void who_is_doing_it(void)
{
/* Print out all the args. */
- char args[512];
+ char *args;
unsigned long i, len = current->mm->arg_end - current->mm->arg_start;

if (len > 512)
len = 512;

+ args = kmalloc(len + 1, GFP_KERNEL);
+ if (!args)
+ return;
+
len -= copy_from_user(args, (void *)current->mm->arg_start, len);

for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {
@@ -1413,6 +1429,7 @@
}
args[i] = 0;
printk("ARGS: %s\n", args);
+ kfree(args);
}

/* Allocate and load the module: note that size of section 0 is always
-
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