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Date:   Fri,  1 May 2020 15:23:59 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        stable@...r.kernel.org, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Peter Xu <peterx@...hat.com>, Sasha Levin <sashal@...nel.org>
Subject: [PATCH 5.6 086/106] sched/isolation: Allow "isolcpus=" to skip unknown sub-parameters

From: Peter Xu <peterx@...hat.com>

[ Upstream commit 3662daf023500dc084fa3b96f68a6f46179ddc73 ]

The "isolcpus=" parameter allows sub-parameters before the cpulist is
specified, and if the parser detects an unknown sub-parameters the whole
parameter will be ignored.

This design is incompatible with itself when new sub-parameters are added.
An older kernel will not recognize the new sub-parameter and will
invalidate the whole parameter so the CPU isolation will not take
effect. It emits a warning:

    isolcpus: Error, unknown flag

The better and compatible way is to allow "isolcpus=" to skip unknown
sub-parameters, so that even if new sub-parameters are added an older
kernel will still be able to behave as usual even if with the new
sub-parameter specified on the command line.

Ideally this should have been there when the first sub-parameter for
"isolcpus=" was introduced.

Suggested-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Peter Xu <peterx@...hat.com>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200403223517.406353-1-peterx@redhat.com
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@...nel.org>
---
 kernel/sched/isolation.c | 21 +++++++++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 19 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/isolation.c b/kernel/sched/isolation.c
index 008d6ac2342b7..808244f3ddd98 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/isolation.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/isolation.c
@@ -149,6 +149,9 @@ __setup("nohz_full=", housekeeping_nohz_full_setup);
 static int __init housekeeping_isolcpus_setup(char *str)
 {
 	unsigned int flags = 0;
+	bool illegal = false;
+	char *par;
+	int len;
 
 	while (isalpha(*str)) {
 		if (!strncmp(str, "nohz,", 5)) {
@@ -169,8 +172,22 @@ static int __init housekeeping_isolcpus_setup(char *str)
 			continue;
 		}
 
-		pr_warn("isolcpus: Error, unknown flag\n");
-		return 0;
+		/*
+		 * Skip unknown sub-parameter and validate that it is not
+		 * containing an invalid character.
+		 */
+		for (par = str, len = 0; *str && *str != ','; str++, len++) {
+			if (!isalpha(*str) && *str != '_')
+				illegal = true;
+		}
+
+		if (illegal) {
+			pr_warn("isolcpus: Invalid flag %.*s\n", len, par);
+			return 0;
+		}
+
+		pr_info("isolcpus: Skipped unknown flag %.*s\n", len, par);
+		str++;
 	}
 
 	/* Default behaviour for isolcpus without flags */
-- 
2.20.1



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