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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] livepatch: introduce shadow variable API
On Thu 2017-08-17 12:01:33, Joe Lawrence wrote:
> On 08/17/2017 10:05 AM, Petr Mladek wrote:
> >> diff --git a/kernel/livepatch/shadow.c b/kernel/livepatch/shadow.c
> >> new file mode 100644
> >> index 000000000000..0ebd4b635e4f
> >> --- /dev/null
> >> +++ b/kernel/livepatch/shadow.c
> >> +/**
> >> + * klp_shadow_match() - verify a shadow variable matches given <obj, id>
> >> + * @shadow: shadow variable to match
> >> + * @obj: pointer to parent object
> >> + * @id: data identifier
> >> + *
> >> + * Return: true if the shadow variable matches.
> >> + *
> >> + * Callers should hold the klp_shadow_lock.
> >> + */
> >> +static inline bool klp_shadow_match(struct klp_shadow *shadow, void *obj,
> >> + unsigned long id)
> >> +{
> >> + return shadow->obj == obj && shadow->id == id;
> >> +}
> >
> > Do we really need this function? It is called only in situations
> > where shadow->obj == obj is always true. Especially the use in
> > klp_shadow_detach_all() is funny because we pass shadow->obj as
> > the shadow parameter.
>
> Personal preference. Abstracting out all of the routines that operated
> on the shadow variables (setting up, comparison) did save some code
> lines and centralized these common bits.

I take this back. We actually need to check obj because different
objects might have the same hash.

I think that I did the same mistake also the last time. I hope that
I will be able to fix this in my mind faster than "never" vs. "newer"
typo that I do for years.

Also I forgot to say that you did great work. Each version of the
patch is much better than the previous one.

Best Regards,
Petr

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