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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 00/18] of: overlay: validation checks, subsequent fixes
On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 5:48 PM <frowand.list@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> From: Frank Rowand <frank.rowand@sony.com>
>
> Add checks to (1) overlay apply process and (2) memory freeing
> triggered by overlay release. The checks are intended to detect
> possible memory leaks and invalid overlays.

I've tested v5, nothing new to report.

Alan

>
> The checks revealed bugs in existing code. Fixed the bugs.
>
> While fixing bugs, noted other issues, which are fixed in
> separate patches.
>
> ***** Powerpc folks: I was not able to test the patches that
> ***** directly impact Powerpc systems that use dynamic
> ***** devicetree. Please review that code carefully and
> ***** test. The specific patches are: 03/16, 04/16, 07/16
>
> FPGA folks:
>
> I made the validation checks that should result in an
> invalid live devicetree report "ERROR" and cause the overlay apply
> to fail.
>
> I made the memory leak validation tests report "WARNING" and allow
> the overlay apply to complete successfully. Please let me know
> if you encounter the warnings. There are at least two paths
> forward to deal with the cases that trigger the warning: (1) change
> the warning to an error and fail the overlay apply, or (2) find a
> way to detect the potential memory leaks and free the memory
> appropriately.
>
> ALL people:
>
> The validations do _not_ address another major concern I have with
> releasing overlays, which is use after free errors.
>
> Changes since v4:
> - 01/18: make error message format consistent, error first, path last
> - 09/18: create of_prop_val_eq() and change open code to use it
> - 09/18: remove extra blank lines
>
> Changes since v3:
> - 01/18: Add expected value of refcount for destroy cset entry error. Also
> explain the cause of the error.
>
> - 09/18: for errors of an overlay changing the value of #size-cells or
> #address-cells, return -EINVAL so that overlay apply will fail
> - 09/18: for errors of an overlay changing the value of #size-cells or
> #address-cells, make the message more direct.
> Old message:
> OF: overlay: ERROR: overlay and/or live tree #size-cells invalid in node /soc/base_fpga_region
> New message:
> OF: overlay: ERROR: changing value of /soc/base_fpga_region/#size-cells not allowed
>
> - 13/18: Update patch comment header to state that this patch modifies the
> previous patch to not return immediately on fragment error and
> explain this is not a performance issue.
> - 13/18: remove redundant "overlay" from two error messages. "OF: overlay:"
> is already present in pr_fmt()
>
> Changes since v2:
>
> - 13/18: Use continue to reduce indentation in find_dup_cset_node_entry()
> and find_dup_cset_prop()
>
> Changes since v1:
>
> - move patch 16/16 to 17/18
> - move patch 15/16 to 18/18
> - new patch 15/18
> - new patch 16/18
>
> - 05/18: add_changeset_node() header comment: incorrect comment for @target
>
> - 18/18: add same fix for of_parse_phandle_with_args()
> - 18/18: add same fix for of_parse_phandle_with_args_map()
>
>
> *** BLURB HERE ***
>
> Frank Rowand (18):
> of: overlay: add tests to validate kfrees from overlay removal
> of: overlay: add missing of_node_put() after add new node to changeset
> of: overlay: add missing of_node_get() in __of_attach_node_sysfs
> powerpc/pseries: add of_node_put() in dlpar_detach_node()
> of: overlay: use prop add changeset entry for property in new nodes
> of: overlay: do not duplicate properties from overlay for new nodes
> of: dynamic: change type of of_{at,de}tach_node() to void
> of: overlay: reorder fields in struct fragment
> of: overlay: validate overlay properties #address-cells and
> #size-cells
> of: overlay: make all pr_debug() and pr_err() messages unique
> of: overlay: test case of two fragments adding same node
> of: overlay: check prevents multiple fragments add or delete same node
> of: overlay: check prevents multiple fragments touching same property
> of: unittest: remove unused of_unittest_apply_overlay() argument
> of: overlay: set node fields from properties when add new overlay node
> of: unittest: allow base devicetree to have symbol metadata
> of: unittest: find overlays[] entry by name instead of index
> of: unittest: initialize args before calling of_*parse_*()
>
> arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/dlpar.c | 15 +-
> arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/reconfig.c | 6 +-
> drivers/of/dynamic.c | 68 +++--
> drivers/of/kobj.c | 4 +-
> drivers/of/overlay.c | 292 ++++++++++++++++-----
> drivers/of/unittest-data/Makefile | 2 +
> .../of/unittest-data/overlay_bad_add_dup_node.dts | 28 ++
> .../of/unittest-data/overlay_bad_add_dup_prop.dts | 24 ++
> drivers/of/unittest-data/overlay_base.dts | 1 +
> drivers/of/unittest.c | 96 +++++--
> include/linux/of.h | 25 +-
> 11 files changed, 439 insertions(+), 122 deletions(-)
> create mode 100644 drivers/of/unittest-data/overlay_bad_add_dup_node.dts
> create mode 100644 drivers/of/unittest-data/overlay_bad_add_dup_prop.dts
>
> --
> Frank Rowand <frank.rowand@sony.com>
>

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