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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 13/18] livepatch: separate enabled and patched states
On Thu 2016-04-28 15:44:44, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> Once we have a consistency model, patches and their objects will be
> enabled and disabled at different times. For example, when a patch is
> disabled, its loaded objects' funcs can remain registered with ftrace
> indefinitely until the unpatching operation is complete and they're no
> longer in use.
>
> It's less confusing if we give them different names: patches can be
> enabled or disabled; objects (and their funcs) can be patched or
> unpatched:
>
> - Enabled means that a patch is logically enabled (but not necessarily
> fully applied).
>
> - Patched means that an object's funcs are registered with ftrace and
> added to the klp_ops func stack.
>
> Also, since these states are binary, represent them with booleans
> instead of ints.
>
> Signed-off-by: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
> ---
> include/linux/livepatch.h | 17 ++++-------
> kernel/livepatch/core.c | 72 +++++++++++++++++++++++------------------------
> 2 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 47 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/livepatch/core.c b/kernel/livepatch/core.c
> index 6ea6880..2b59230 100644
> --- a/kernel/livepatch/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/livepatch/core.c
> @@ -622,20 +622,20 @@ static ssize_t enabled_store(struct kobject *kobj, struct kobj_attribute *attr,
> if (ret)
> return -EINVAL;
>
> - if (val != KLP_DISABLED && val != KLP_ENABLED)
> + if (val > 1)
> return -EINVAL;

It would be cleaner to get "val" via kstrtobool(). It guarantees that
the value is true or false. Another nice win is that it accepts
Y/y/1/N/n/0 as the input.

> patch = container_of(kobj, struct klp_patch, kobj);
>
> mutex_lock(&klp_mutex);
>
> - if (val == patch->state) {
> + if (patch->enabled == val) {

Also this check will be cleaner if "val" is a boolean.

Best Regards,
Petr

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