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Subject[PATCH 16/16] warn-on-kthread-name-truncation.diff

Andrew Morton noted in http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/6/30/247

"""We do occasionally hit task_struct.comm[] truncation, when people
use "too-long-a-name%d" for their kernel thread names."""

This patch warns when such a truncation happens.

Already posted on http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/7/3/93

Signed-off-by: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@gmx.de>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>

kthread.c | 7 +++++--
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
Index: linux-2.6.21-rc5/kernel/kthread.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.21-rc5.orig/kernel/kthread.c
+++ linux-2.6.21-rc5/kernel/kthread.c
@@ -176,8 +176,11 @@ struct task_struct *kthread_create(int (
if (!IS_ERR(create.result)) {
va_list args;
va_start(args, namefmt);
- vsnprintf(create.result->comm, sizeof(create.result->comm),
- namefmt, args);
+ if(vsnprintf(create.result->comm, sizeof(create.result->comm),
+ namefmt, args) != strlen(create.result->comm))
+ printk(KERN_WARNING "kthread_create: command name of "
+ "pid %d truncated to \"%s\"\n", create.result->pid,
+ create.result->comm);
va_end(args);
}

#<EOF>
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