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SubjectRe: [PATCH tracing/kprobes 2/6] ftrace: Fix trace_add_event_call() to initialize list
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On Wed, 2009-09-16 at 10:17 -0400, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> Steven Rostedt wrote:

> >> diff --git a/kernel/trace/trace_events.c b/kernel/trace/trace_events.c
> >> index ba34920..38e82a5 100644
> >> --- a/kernel/trace/trace_events.c
> >> +++ b/kernel/trace/trace_events.c
> >> @@ -1009,10 +1009,14 @@ static int __trace_add_event_call(struct ftrace_event_call *call)
> >> if (!d_events)
> >> return -ENOENT;
> >>
> >> + INIT_LIST_HEAD(&call->list);
> >
> > The INIT_LIST_HEAD is not needed here. The list_add will assign it.
>
> Without initializing it, list debugging code warns always :-)
> Please see, __list_add()@lib/list_debug.c

/me looks

from: include/linux/list.h

static inline void list_add(struct list_head *new, struct list_head *head)
{
__list_add(new, head, head->next);
}
from: lib/list_debug.c

void __list_add(struct list_head *new,
struct list_head *prev,
struct list_head *next)
{
WARN(next->prev != prev,
"list_add corruption. next->prev should be "
"prev (%p), but was %p. (next=%p).\n",
prev, next->prev, next);
WARN(prev->next != next,
"list_add corruption. prev->next should be "
"next (%p), but was %p. (prev=%p).\n",
next, prev->next, prev);
next->prev = new;
new->next = next;
new->prev = prev;
prev->next = new;
}
What you pass in is:

list_add(&call->list, &ftrace_events);

new = &call->list;
prev = &ftrace_events->prev;
next = &ftrace_events->next;

The above code never tests "new". The INIT_LIST_HEAD is useless.

-- Steve




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