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SubjectRe: WARNING: CPU: 26 PID: 64391 at lib/vsprintf.c:2193 set_precision+0x84/0x90
On Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:58:18 -0500
Qian Cai <cai@gmx.us> wrote:

> > Care to print the len and name parameters before this line?
> len = 60612; name =

How big are pages on arm64? Because we shouldn't get to this path if
the string is bigger than PAGE_SIZE. But I know that on PPC64,
PAGE_SIZE can be 64K, and 60612 is less than that. Thus, if we get
there, the test is against signed int:16 (16 bit signed integer) that
can go up to most 32768. If the string size is bigger than that, you
would get this error.

I would just say to ignore it. The only thing that can happen if
someone does this is to trigger the warning. Unless if it is considered
a form of DOS, where userspace just bombards the console by triggering
this waring. But I don't see a problem with the actual design. There's
no reason we should be processing string variables bigger than 32768 in
vsprintf.

-- Steve


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> [  833.044728] ------------[ cut here ]------------
> [  833.137184] precision 60612 too large
> >

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