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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 4/5] mm/ksm, proc: introduce remote merge
On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 4:43 PM Oleksandr Natalenko
<oleksandr@redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 04:20:13PM +0200, Oleksandr Natalenko wrote:
> > > [...]
> > > > @@ -2960,15 +2962,63 @@ static int proc_stack_depth(struct seq_file *m, struct pid_namespace *ns,
> > > > static ssize_t madvise_write(struct file *file, const char __user *buf,
> > > > size_t count, loff_t *ppos)
> > > > {
> > > > + /* For now, only KSM hints are implemented */
> > > > +#ifdef CONFIG_KSM
> > > > + char buffer[PROC_NUMBUF];
> > > > + int behaviour;
> > > > struct task_struct *task;
> > > > + struct mm_struct *mm;
> > > > + int err = 0;
> > > > + struct vm_area_struct *vma;
> > > > +
> > > > + memset(buffer, 0, sizeof(buffer));
> > > > + if (count > sizeof(buffer) - 1)
> > > > + count = sizeof(buffer) - 1;
> > > > + if (copy_from_user(buffer, buf, count))
> > > > + return -EFAULT;
> > > > +
> > > > + if (!memcmp("merge", buffer, min(sizeof("merge")-1, count)))
> > >
> > > This means that you also match on something like "mergeblah". Just use strcmp().
> >
> > I agree. Just to make it more interesting I must say that
> >
> > /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled
> >
> > uses memcmp in the very same way, and thus echoing "alwaysssss" or
> > "madviseeee" works perfectly there, and it was like that from the very
> > beginning, it seems. Should we fix it, or it became (zomg) a public API?
>
> Actually, maybe, the reason for using memcmp is to handle "echo"
> properly: by default it puts a newline character at the end, so if we use
> just strcmp, echo should be called with -n, otherwise strcmp won't match
> the string.
>
> Huh?

Ah, yes, other code like e.g. proc_setgroups_write() uses strncmp()
and then has an extra check to make sure everything trailing is
whitespace.

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