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Subject[PATCH v2 0/9] sysctl: add and fix proper unsigned int support
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On this v2 I've taken Alexey's recommendation and looked at array users
of the proc sysctl interface which complicate the interfece to see if
we can instead just simplify the unsigned int implementation. I could
not find any clear candidate. As such I've just ripped out array
support.

Since some future unsigned int proc sysctl users might think there is
array support I've taken measures to do sanity checks on initialization
and warn the kernel if such users creep up. To validate this I ended up
just writing a simple test driver, and extending our tests. In doing this
I also found a really old issue with sysctl_check_table(), and yet another
issue with the first incarnation of proc_douintvec().

I hammered on proc_douintvec() as much as I could, and extended tests for
this to ensure we don't regress should some int users convert over.

I noticed one more issue but I did not fix as I figured it was worth
discussing: proc_doi*_minmax() handlers have historically allowed users
to register even if their own data does not match the expressed min/max
values. When this happens the value is exposed on /proc/sys but reading
or writing does not work against it. I'm of the opinion that
sysctl_check_table() should just validate this and bail preventing such
entries from ever creeping up. The only reason I didn't do this is this
*could* mean some tables don't get registered in some cases -- I haven't
done the vetting. If we're fine with this I can add it later.

Luis R. Rodriguez (9):
sysctl: fix lax sysctl_check_table() sanity check
sysctl: add proper unsigned int support
sysctl: add unsigned int range support
test_sysctl: add dedicated proc sysctl test driver
test_sysctl: add generic script to expand on tests
test_sysctl: test against PAGE_SIZE for int
test_sysctl: add simple proc_dointvec() case
test_sysctl: add simple proc_douintvec() case
test_sysctl: test against int proc_dointvec() array support

fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c | 27 +-
include/linux/sysctl.h | 3 +
kernel/sysctl.c | 227 +++++++-
lib/Kconfig.debug | 11 +
lib/Makefile | 1 +
lib/test_sysctl.c | 141 +++++
tools/testing/selftests/sysctl/Makefile | 3 +-
tools/testing/selftests/sysctl/common_tests | 109 ----
tools/testing/selftests/sysctl/config | 1 +
tools/testing/selftests/sysctl/run_numerictests | 10 -
tools/testing/selftests/sysctl/run_stringtests | 77 ---
tools/testing/selftests/sysctl/sysctl.sh | 738 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
12 files changed, 1139 insertions(+), 209 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 lib/test_sysctl.c
delete mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/sysctl/common_tests
create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/sysctl/config
delete mode 100755 tools/testing/selftests/sysctl/run_numerictests
delete mode 100755 tools/testing/selftests/sysctl/run_stringtests
create mode 100755 tools/testing/selftests/sysctl/sysctl.sh

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