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Date:	Sat, 07 Apr 2007 22:43:15 -0500
From:	Larry Finger <larry.finger@...inger.net>
To:	Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@...cle.com>
CC:	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, rusty@...tcorp.com.au
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Re: kernel oops with badly formatted module option

Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Sat, 07 Apr 2007 19:21:01 -0500 Larry Finger wrote:
> 
>> With the following line in /etc/modprobe.conf.local:
>>
>> options bcm43xx fwpostfix = ".fw3" locale=8
>>
>> the kernel oops below is generated. I realize that the line should have no whitespace around the 
>> "=", but I do not feel that an oops is the best way to report the syntax error. Could there be a more gentle failure?
> 
> 
> From: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@...cle.com>
> 
> Catch malformed kernel parameter usage of "param = value".
> Spaces are not supported, but don't cause a kernel fault on
> such usage, just report an error.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@...cle.com>
It works here.  ACKed by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@...inger.net>

> ---
>  kernel/params.c |    4 ++++
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
> 
> --- linux-2.6.21-rc6.orig/kernel/params.c
> +++ linux-2.6.21-rc6/kernel/params.c
> @@ -356,6 +356,10 @@ int param_set_copystring(const char *val
>  {
>  	struct kparam_string *kps = kp->arg;
>  
> +	if (!val) {
> +		printk(KERN_ERR "%s: missing param set value\n", kp->name);
> +		return -EINVAL;
> +	}
>  	if (strlen(val)+1 > kps->maxlen) {
>  		printk(KERN_ERR "%s: string doesn't fit in %u chars.\n",
>  		       kp->name, kps->maxlen-1);
> 

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