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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] leaking_addresses: skip all /proc/PID except /proc/1
On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 03:45:09PM +1100, Tobin C. Harding wrote:
> When the system is idle it is likely that most files under /proc/PID
> will be identical for various processes. Scanning _all_ the PIDs under
> /proc is unnecessary and implies that we are thoroughly scanning /proc.
> This is _not_ the case because there may be ways userspace can trigger
> creation of /proc files that leak addresses but were not present during
> a scan. For these two reasons we should exclude all PID directories
> under /proc except '1/'
>
> Exclude all /proc/PID except /proc/1.
>
> Signed-off-by: Tobin C. Harding <me@tobin.cc>
> ---
> scripts/leaking_addresses.pl | 11 +++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/scripts/leaking_addresses.pl b/scripts/leaking_addresses.pl
> index 6e5bc57caeaa..fb40e2828f43 100755
> --- a/scripts/leaking_addresses.pl
> +++ b/scripts/leaking_addresses.pl
> @@ -10,6 +10,14 @@
> # Use --debug to output path before parsing, this is useful to find files that
> # cause the script to choke.
>
> +#
> +# When the system is idle it is likely that most files under /proc/PID will be
> +# identical for various processes. Scanning _all_ the PIDs under /proc is
> +# unnecessary and implies that we are thoroughly scanning /proc. This is _not_
> +# the case because there may be ways userspace can trigger creation of /proc
> +# files that leak addresses but were not present during a scan. For these two
> +# reasons we exclude all PID directories under /proc except '1/'
> +
> use warnings;
> use strict;
> use POSIX;
> @@ -472,6 +480,9 @@ sub walk
> my $path = "$pwd/$file";
> next if (-l $path);
>
> + # skip /proc/PID except /proc/1
> + next if ($path =~ /\/proc\/(?:[2-9][0-9]*|1[0-9]+)/);

Perhaps the intent of this is clearer?

next if (($path =~ /^\/proc\/[0-9]+$/) &&
($path !~ /^\/proc\/1$/));


thanks,
Tobin.

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