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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/6] mdev: Make mdev alias unique among all mdevs
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On 2019/8/29 19:19, Parav Pandit wrote:
> Mdev alias should be unique among all the mdevs, so that when such alias
> is used by the mdev users to derive other objects, there is no
> collision in a given system.
>
> Signed-off-by: Parav Pandit <parav@mellanox.com>
>
> ---
> Changelog:
> v1->v2:
> - Moved alias NULL check at beginning
> v0->v1:
> - Fixed inclusiong of alias for NULL check
> - Added ratelimited debug print for sha1 hash collision error
> ---
> drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c | 7 +++++++
> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c b/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c
> index 3bdff0469607..c9bf2ac362b9 100644
> --- a/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c
> +++ b/drivers/vfio/mdev/mdev_core.c
> @@ -388,6 +388,13 @@ int mdev_device_create(struct kobject *kobj, struct device *dev,
> ret = -EEXIST;
> goto mdev_fail;
> }
> + if (alias && tmp->alias && strcmp(alias, tmp->alias) == 0) {

!strcmp(alias, tmp->alias) is a more common kernel pattern.

Also if we limit max len of the alias in patch 1, maybe use that to limit the
string compare too.

> + mutex_unlock(&mdev_list_lock);
> + ret = -EEXIST;
> + dev_dbg_ratelimited(dev, "Hash collision in alias creation for UUID %pUl\n",
> + uuid);
> + goto mdev_fail;
> + }
> }
>
> mdev = kzalloc(sizeof(*mdev), GFP_KERNEL);
>

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