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SubjectRe: [git pull] uaccess-related bits of vfs.git
On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 01:52:29PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> I wouldn't change the existing "memdup_user()" interface itself, but
> if there really are users that can validly pass in a maxbyte value,
> why not add a new helper:
>
> void *memdup_user_limit(userptr, nmember, nsize, maxsize);
>
> and then have
>
> #define memdup_user(ptr,size) memdup_user_limit(ptr, size, 1, -1)
>
> or something. I definitely see a couple of memdup_user() people who do
> that "num*size" multiplication by hand, and it's very easy to get
> wrong and have an overflow.
>
> And for a kvmalloc/kvfree() interface, you *definitely* want that
> maxsize thing, since it absolutely needs an upper limit.

*nod*

Speaking of insanities around open-coded memdup_user()... Enjoy:

ias_opt = kmalloc(sizeof(struct irda_ias_set), GFP_ATOMIC);
if (ias_opt == NULL) {
err = -ENOMEM;
goto out;
}

/* Copy query to the driver. */
if (copy_from_user(ias_opt, optval, optlen)) {

Can't have it block, sir, has to be GFP_ATOMIC... Whaddya mean, "what
if copy_from_user() blocks?" As far as I can see, that came in circa
2.4.6, when local sturct irda_ias_set got switched to dynamic allocation...

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