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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: util: update the kerneldoc for kstrdup_const()
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On 28.06.20 19:37, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Sun, 2020-06-28 at 17:25 +0200, Bartosz Golaszewski wrote:
>> From: Bartosz Golaszewski <bgolaszewski@baylibre.com>
>>
>> Memory allocated with kstrdup_const() must not be passed to regular
>> krealloc() as it is not aware of the possibility of the chunk residing
>> in .rodata. Since there are no potential users of krealloc_const()
>> at the moment, let's just update the doc to make it explicit.
>
> Another option would be to return NULL if it's
> used from krealloc with a pointer into rodata
> ---
> mm/slab_common.c | 6 ++++++
> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/mm/slab_common.c b/mm/slab_common.c
> index 37d48a56431d..f8b49656171b 100644
> --- a/mm/slab_common.c
> +++ b/mm/slab_common.c
> @@ -1683,6 +1683,9 @@ static __always_inline void *__do_krealloc(const void *p, size_t new_size,
> * @new_size: how many bytes of memory are required.
> * @flags: the type of memory to allocate.
> *
> + * If the object pointed to is in rodata (likely from kstrdup_const)
> + * %NULL is returned.
> + *
> * The contents of the object pointed to are preserved up to the
> * lesser of the new and old sizes. If @p is %NULL, krealloc()
> * behaves exactly like kmalloc(). If @new_size is 0 and @p is not a
> @@ -1694,6 +1697,9 @@ void *krealloc(const void *p, size_t new_size, gfp_t flags)
> {
> void *ret;
>
> + if (unlikely(is_kernel_rodata((unsigned long)p)))
> + return NULL;
> +
> if (unlikely(!new_size)) {
> kfree(p);
> return ZERO_SIZE_PTR;
>

Won't we have similar issues if somebody would do a kfree() instead of a
kfree_const()? So I think the original patch makes sense.


--
Thanks,

David / dhildenb

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