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SubjectRe: [patch] nvme-fabrics: correct some printk information
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On Sat, 2016-12-10 at 21:06 +0100, Julia Lawall wrote:
>
> On Sat, 10 Dec 2016, Dan Carpenter wrote:
>
> > On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 03:27:50AM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2016-12-10 at 12:06 +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> > > > We really don't care where "ctrl" is on the stack since we're just
> > > > returning soon what we want is the actual ctrl pointer itself.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@oracle.com>
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/drivers/nvme/host/fc.c b/drivers/nvme/host/fc.c
> > >
> > > []
> > > > @@ -2402,7 +2402,7 @@ enum blk_eh_timer_return
> > > >
> > > > dev_info(ctrl->ctrl.device,
> > > > "NVME-FC{%d}: new ctrl: NQN \"%s\" (%p)\n",
> > > > - ctrl->cnum, ctrl->ctrl.opts->subsysnqn, &ctrl);
> > > > + ctrl->cnum, ctrl->ctrl.opts->subsysnqn, ctrl);
> > >
> > > Found by script or inspection?
> > >
> > > If by script, it seems unlikely there's only 1 instance
> > > where an address of an automatic pointer type is used
> > > incorrectly.
> >
> > Script. But it's using a pretty specific heuristic where we kmalloc a
> > pointer and then pass the address. It prints few warnings. Probably
> > 40% false positives, but the remaining examples of course are 100% false
> > positives.
>
> I tried anything that looks like a print, ie has a format string argument,
> and was taking the address of a local variable as another argument. But
> there are lots of weird format designators in the kernel that Coccinelle
> doesn't know about for which passing the address of a local variable is
> reasonable. So for the moment, there are, as far as I can see, just a lot
> of false positives. I did add improving the support for format strings to
> my TODO list.

fyi: A message from Rasmus awhile ago on the smatch list
sent to me and Dan that's relevant.
(AFAIK: this list isn't archived anywhere)

On Wed, 2015-02-11 at 11:34 +0100, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
> Hi,
>
> As mentioned, I've been working on getting smatch to do type checking of
> the various %p format extensions. The code is now on github
> (https://github.com/Villemoes/smatch).
>
> Note that this work revealed a bug in sparse's handling of string
> literals coming from macro expansions
> (http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.parsers.sparse/4080). I've applied
> one of the suggested fixes, but it's still not clear to me what the
> final fix will be in sparse upstream. Anyway, this was good enough to
> get the ball rolling.
>
> While developing this, I found it useful to only enable that specific
> check (both to get smatch run faster and to get less noise in the
> output), so there's also a few unrelated patches in the printf branch
> implementing that feature.
>
> sparse currently ignores attribute((format)), so the list of printf functions
> has been extracted with a perl script and hard-coded. Even if sparse
> understood attribute((format)), I wouldn't know how to set up a hook for
> 'call of function with this or that attribute'.
>
> I don't think it's ready to be merged upstream (and whether that will
> even happen is of course entirely up to Dan), but now it's out there for
> people to play with. I have already sent patches for the four %p bugs
> found, but there may be a few more lurking in arch/<not x86>/ - I don't
> know how to pursuade the build system to go there.
>
> Rasmus

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