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authorRasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk>2015-04-15 16:17:28 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2015-04-15 16:35:24 -0700
commit41416f2330112d29f2cfa337bfc7e672bf0c2768 (patch)
tree6e4075399f1a2620ba33ec3cb6d83acdfa76ff73 /CREDITS
parent3aeddc7d665e41b1ba193f5c427ca52086d085ae (diff)
lib/string_helpers.c: change semantics of string_escape_mem
The current semantics of string_escape_mem are inadequate for one of its current users, vsnprintf(). If that is to honour its contract, it must know how much space would be needed for the entire escaped buffer, and string_escape_mem provides no way of obtaining that (short of allocating a large enough buffer (~4 times input string) to let it play with, and that's definitely a big no-no inside vsnprintf). So change the semantics for string_escape_mem to be more snprintf-like: Return the size of the output that would be generated if the destination buffer was big enough, but of course still only write to the part of dst it is allowed to, and (contrary to snprintf) don't do '\0'-termination. It is then up to the caller to detect whether output was truncated and to append a '\0' if desired. Also, we must output partial escape sequences, otherwise a call such as snprintf(buf, 3, "%1pE", "\123") would cause printf to write a \0 to buf[2] but leaving buf[0] and buf[1] with whatever they previously contained. This also fixes a bug in the escaped_string() helper function, which used to unconditionally pass a length of "end-buf" to string_escape_mem(); since the latter doesn't check osz for being insanely large, it would happily write to dst. For example, kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "something and then %pE", ...); is an easy way to trigger an oops. In test-string_helpers.c, the -ENOMEM test is replaced with testing for getting the expected return value even if the buffer is too small. We also ensure that nothing is written (by relying on a NULL pointer deref) if the output size is 0 by passing NULL - this has to work for kasprintf("%pE") to work. In net/sunrpc/cache.c, I think qword_add still has the same semantics. Someone should definitely double-check this. In fs/proc/array.c, I made the minimum possible change, but longer-term it should stop poking around in seq_file internals. [andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com: simplify qword_add] [andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com: add missed curly braces] Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk> Acked-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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