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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] pci: dynids.use_driver_data considered harmful
On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 09:06:59PM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 23:22:59 -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 12:15:01PM -0700, Jesse Barnes wrote:
> > > On Friday, August 15, 2008 11:55 am Jean Delvare wrote:
> > > > In fact we can do even better than that. We could accept from
> > > > user-space only driver_data values which at least one device ID entry in
> > > > the driver already uses. That should be fairly easy to implement, and
> > > > would offer a level of safety an order of magnitude above what we have
> > > > at the moment... And it works both ways: if 0 is not a valid data for
> > > > some driver, that would force the user to provide a non-zero (and
> > > > valid) data value. And it guarantees that the user can't ask for
> > > > something the driver doesn't expect, so drivers don't even need extra
> > > > checks. And no need for a use_driver_data flag either.
> > >
> > > Meaning a driver audit of the usage? Yeah that would be great.
> > >
> > > > The only drawback is that it prevents the user from passing a "new"
> > > > data value even if it would be valid. But honestly, I don't expect that
> > > > case to happen frequently... if ever at all. So I'd say the benefits
> > > > totally outweight the drawback.
> > > >
> > > > If the interested people agree with the idea, I'll look into
> > > > implementing it.
> > >
> > > Well the audit would show if user supplied "new" values are needed; otherwise
> > > the approach sounds good to me.
> >
> > That sounds reasonable, and should work properly.
> >
> > No objection from me.
>
> Ok, here's what it could look like:
>
> * * * * *
>
> From: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>
> Subject: PCI: Check dynids driver_data value for validity
>
> Only accept dynids those driver_data value matches one of the driver's
> pci_driver_id entry. This prevents the user from accidentally passing
> values the drivers do not expect.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>
> Cc: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org>
> Cc: Milton Miller <miltonm@bga.com>
> Cc: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>

Acked-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

Looks good, thanks for sticking with it and creating this.

greg k-h


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