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SubjectRe: [RFC] apparent bogosity in unregister_ftrace_function_probe_func()
On Mon, 5 Feb 2018 17:54:33 -0500
Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:

> 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?

No, that code looks good to me. :)

BTW, did you also remove "search = buff;" line in
unregister_ftrace_function_probe_func() too?

Thanks!


--
Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@kernel.org>

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