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SubjectRe: [RFC] apparent bogosity in unregister_ftrace_function_probe_func()
On Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:59:42 +0900
Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 27 Jan 2018 17:07:48 +0000
> Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> wrote:
>
> > On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 01:59:56PM +0000, Dmitry Safonov wrote:
> > >
> > > > Incidentally, shouldn't filter_parse_regex("*[ab]", 5, &s, &not)
> > > > end up with s = "*[ab]"? We are returning MATCH_GLOB, after all,
> > > > so we want the entire pattern there... I would've assumed that
> > > > this is what the code in unregister_ftrace_function_probe_func()
> > > > is trying to compensate for, the first oddity predates MATCH_GLOB...
> > >
> > > No, I don't think filter_parse_regex() should return the full regex..
> > > ftrace_match() expects search would be processed string, not a glob.
> > > So, this unnecessary assignment broke unregistering multiple kprobs
> > > with a middle/end pattern..
> >
> > For substring - sure, but what about something like "*a*b" and "a*b"?
> > AFAICS, filter_parse_regex() ends up with identical results in both
> > cases - MATCH_GLOB and *search = "a*b". And no way for the caller
> > to tell one from another.
> >
> > IOW, it's a different bug sometimes obscured by the one in
> > unregister_ftrace_function_probe_func(). filter_parse_regex()
> > ought to revert to *search = buff; when it decides to return
> > MATCH_GLOB. Or something like
> > for (i = 0; i < len; i++) {
> > if (buff[i] == '*') {
> > if (!i) {
> > type = MATCH_END_ONLY;
> > } else if (i == len - 1) {
> > if (type == MATCH_END_ONLY)
> > type = MATCH_MIDDLE_ONLY;
> > else
> > type = MATCH_FRONT_ONLY;
> > buff[i] = 0;
> > break;
> > } else { /* pattern continues, use full glob */
> > return MATCH_GLOB;
> > }
> > } else if (strchr("[?\\", buff[i])) {
> > return MATCH_GLOB;
> > }
> > }
> > if (buff[0] == '*')
> > *search = buff + 1;
> > for that matter - i.e. delay that "we want everything past the first character"
> > until we are certain it's not a MATCH_GLOB.
>
> Looks nice to me!
>

I'll implement this code giving Al credit and referencing this email
thread. Anyone have objections to that?

Thanks!

-- Steve

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