lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Mon, 3 Dec 2007 23:46:56 -0800
From:	Greg KH <gregkh@...e.de>
To:	"Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@...shcourse.ca>
Cc:	Dave Young <hidave.darkstar@...il.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: The use of KOBJ_NAME_LEN

On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 01:50:53AM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Dec 2007, Dave Young wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> > Does the KOBJ_NAME_LEN really means the limit of kobject name length? seems not . And if it's true, is the KOBJ_NAME_LEN of 20 enough to use?
> >
> > In the kobject_set_name, the limit is 1024. Looks like either the comment or the code should be updated.
> >
> > /**
> >  *      kobject_set_name - Set the name of an object
> >  *      @kobj:  object.
> >  *      @fmt:   format string used to build the name
> >  *
> >  *      If strlen(name) >= KOBJ_NAME_LEN, then use a dynamically allocated
> >  *      string that @kobj->k_name points to. Otherwise, use the static
> >  *      @kobj->name array.
> >  */
> 
> the comment seems fairly clear -- if the name is sufficiently short,
> it's stored in the static array.  if not, then it's stored in
> dynamically allocated space.

Unfortunately, it's totally wrong, the code was updated by the comment
wasn't, sorry.  See my patch to fix this.

thanks,

greg k-h
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at  http://www.tux.org/lkml/

Powered by blists - more mailing lists