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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] uaccess: add copy_word_from_user
On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 03:30:08PM -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> From: Steven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com>
>
> The ftrace utility reads space delimited words from user space.
> Andrew Morton did not like how ftrace open coded this. He had
> a good point since more than one location performed this feature.
>
> This patch creates a copy_word_from_user function that can copy
> a space delimited word from user space. This puts the code in
> a new lib/uaccess.c file. This keeps the code in a single location
> and may be optimized in the future.
>
> Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com>
> ---
> include/linux/uaccess.h | 4 ++
> lib/Makefile | 3 +-
> lib/uaccess.c | 134 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 3 files changed, 140 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> create mode 100644 lib/uaccess.c
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/uaccess.h b/include/linux/uaccess.h
> index 6b58367..2d706d9 100644
> --- a/include/linux/uaccess.h
> +++ b/include/linux/uaccess.h
> @@ -106,4 +106,8 @@ extern long probe_kernel_read(void *dst, void *src, size_t size);
> */
> extern long probe_kernel_write(void *dst, void *src, size_t size);
>
> +extern int copy_word_from_user(void *to, const void __user *from,
> + unsigned int copy, unsigned int read,
> + unsigned int *copied, int skip);
> +
> #endif /* __LINUX_UACCESS_H__ */
> diff --git a/lib/Makefile b/lib/Makefile
> index 32b0e64..46ce28c 100644
> --- a/lib/Makefile
> +++ b/lib/Makefile
> @@ -11,7 +11,8 @@ lib-y := ctype.o string.o vsprintf.o cmdline.o \
> rbtree.o radix-tree.o dump_stack.o \
> idr.o int_sqrt.o extable.o prio_tree.o \
> sha1.o irq_regs.o reciprocal_div.o argv_split.o \
> - proportions.o prio_heap.o ratelimit.o show_mem.o is_single_threaded.o
> + proportions.o prio_heap.o ratelimit.o show_mem.o is_single_threaded.o \
> + uaccess.o
>
> lib-$(CONFIG_MMU) += ioremap.o
> lib-$(CONFIG_SMP) += cpumask.o
> diff --git a/lib/uaccess.c b/lib/uaccess.c
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..5b9a4ac
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/lib/uaccess.c
> @@ -0,0 +1,134 @@
> +/*
> + * lib/uaccess.c
> + * generic user access file.
> + *
> + * started by Steven Rostedt
> + *
> + * Copyright (C) 2009 Red Hat, Inc., Steven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com>
> + *
> + * This source code is licensed under the GNU General Public License,
> + * Version 2. See the file COPYING for more details.
> + */
> +#include <linux/uaccess.h>
> +#include <linux/ctype.h>
> +
> +/**
> + * copy_word_from_user - copy a space delimited word from user space
> + * @to: The location to copy to
> + * @from: The location to copy from
> + * @copy: The number of bytes to copy
> + * @read: The number of bytes to read
> + * @copied: The number of bytes actually copied to @to
> + * @skip: If other than zero, will skip leading white space
> + *


Why not expand it to a copy_delimited_from_user() ?
This way we could use any separator we want, not just spaces.
We could use one more parameter for the separator and
copy_work_from_user would be a wrapper above.


> + * This reads from a user buffer, a space delimited word.
> + * If skip is set, then it will trim all leading white space.
> + * Then it will copy all non white space until @copy bytes have
> + * been copied, @read bytes have been read from the user buffer,
> + * or more white space has been encountered.
> + *
> + * Note, if skip is not set, and white space exists at the beginning
> + * it will return immediately.
> + *
> + * Returns:
> + * The number of bytes read from user space
> + *
> + * -EAGAIN, if we copied a word successfully, but never hit
> + * ending white space. The number of bytes copied will be the same
> + * as @read. Note, if skip is set, and all we hit was white space
> + * then we will also returne -EAGAIN with @copied = 0.
> + *
> + * @copied will contain the number of bytes copied into @to
> + *
> + * -EFAULT, if we faulted during any part of the copy.
> + * @copied will be undefined.
> + *
> + * -EINVAL, if we fill up @from before hitting white space.
> + * @copy must be bigger than the expected word to read.
> + */
> +int copy_word_from_user(void *to, const void __user *from,
> + unsigned int copy, unsigned int read,
> + unsigned int *copied, int skip)
> +{
> + unsigned int have_read = 0;
> + unsigned int have_copied = 0;
> + const char __user *user = from;
> + char *kern = to;
> + int ret;
> + char ch;
> +
> + /* get the first character */
> + ret = get_user(ch, user++);
> + if (ret)
> + return ret;
> + have_read++;
> +
> + /*
> + * If skip is set, and the first character is white space
> + * then we will continue to read until we find non white space.
> + */
> + if (skip) {
> + while (have_read < read && isspace(ch)) {
> + ret = get_user(ch, user++);
> + if (ret)
> + return ret;
> + have_read++;
> + }
> +
> + /*
> + * If ch is still white space, then have_read == read.
> + * We successfully copied zero bytes. But this is
> + * still valid. Just let the caller try again.
> + */
> + if (isspace(ch)) {
> + ret = -EAGAIN;
> + goto out;
> + }
> + } else if (isspace(ch)) {
> + /*
> + * If skip was not set and the first character was
> + * white space, then we return immediately.
> + */
> + ret = have_read;
> + goto out;
> + }
> +
> +
> + /* Now read the actual word */
> + while (have_read < read &&
> + have_copied < copy && !isspace(ch)) {
> +
> + kern[have_copied++] = ch;
> +
> + ret = get_user(ch, user++);
> + if (ret)
> + return ret;
> +
> + have_read++;
> + }
> +
> + /*
> + * If we ended with white space then we have successfully
> + * read in a full word.
> + *
> + * If ch is not white space, and we have filled up @from,
> + * then this was an invalid word.
> + *
> + * If ch is not white space, and we still have room in @from
> + * then we let the caller know we have split a word.
> + * (have_read == read)
> + */
> + if (isspace(ch))
> + ret = have_read;
> + else if (have_copied == copy)
> + ret = -EINVAL;
> + else {
> + WARN_ON(have_read != read);
> + ret = -EAGAIN;
> + }
> +
> + out:
> + *copied = have_copied;
> +
> + return ret;
> +}
> --
> 1.5.6.5
>
> --



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