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Date:	Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:59:56 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:	Mike Frysinger <vapier@...too.org>
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
	linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2 v2] binfmt_misc: add comments & debug logs

On Mon, 2014-10-20 at 18:45 -0400, Mike Frysinger wrote:

> let's deploy extensive pr_debug markers at
> logical parse points, and add comments to the dense parsing logic.  It
> let's you see exactly where the parsing aborts, the string the kernel
> received (useful when dealing with shell code), how it translated the
> buffers to binary data, and how it will apply the mask at runtime.

Mostly trivia:

> diff --git a/fs/binfmt_misc.c b/fs/binfmt_misc.c
[]
> @@ -323,46 +343,113 @@ static Node *create_entry(const char __user *buffer, size_t count)
[]
> +			if (e->mask) {
> +				int i;
> +				char *masked = kmalloc(e->size, GFP_USER);

Why GFP_USER?  Does it need it?

> +				print_hex_dump_bytes(
> +					KBUILD_MODNAME ": register:  mask[decoded]: ",
> +					DUMP_PREFIX_NONE, e->mask, e->size);
> +
> +				if (masked) {
> +					for (i = 0; i < e->size; ++i)
> +						masked[i] = e->magic[i] & e->mask[i];
> +					print_hex_dump_bytes(
> +						KBUILD_MODNAME ": register:  magic[masked]: ",
> +						DUMP_PREFIX_NONE, masked, e->size);
> +
> +					kfree(masked);

[]

> @@ -553,11 +645,17 @@ static ssize_t bm_entry_write(struct file *file, const char __user *buffer,
>  	int res = parse_command(buffer, count);
>  
>  	switch (res) {
> -		case 1: clear_bit(Enabled, &e->flags);
> +		case 1:
> +			/* Disable this handler. */
> +			clear_bit(Enabled, &e->flags);
>  			break;
> -		case 2: set_bit(Enabled, &e->flags);
> +		case 2:
> +			/* Enable this handler. */
> +			set_bit(Enabled, &e->flags);
>  			break;
> -		case 3: root = dget(file->f_path.dentry->d_sb->s_root);
> +		case 3:
> +			/* Delete this handler. */
> +			root = dget(file->f_path.dentry->d_sb->s_root);
>  			mutex_lock(&root->d_inode->i_mutex);
>  
>  			kill_node(e);

Maybe move the case indents one tab position left

	switch (res) {
	case 1:			/* Disable handler */
		clear_bit(Enabled, ...);
		break;
	case 2:			/* Enable handler */
		set_bit(...);
		break;
	case 3:			/* Delete handler */
		etc...
	}

> @@ -661,9 +759,17 @@ static ssize_t bm_status_write(struct file * file, const char __user * buffer,
>  	struct dentry *root;
>  
>  	switch (res) {
> -		case 1: enabled = 0; break;
> -		case 2: enabled = 1; break;
> -		case 3: root = dget(file->f_path.dentry->d_sb->s_root);
> +		case 1:
> +			/* Disable all handlers. */
> +			enabled = 0;
> +			break;
> +		case 2:
> +			/* Enable all handlers. */
> +			enabled = 1;
> +			break;
> +		case 3:
> +			/* Delete all handlers. */
> +			root = dget(file->f_path.dentry->d_sb->s_root);
>  			mutex_lock(&root->d_inode->i_mutex);
>  
>  			while (!list_empty(&entries))

here too.


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