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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] vsprintf: Prevent crash when dereferencing invalid pointers
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On Thu, 2018-03-15 at 16:26 +0100, Petr Mladek wrote:
> On Thu 2018-03-15 15:09:03, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> > On Wed, 2018-03-14 at 15:09 +0100, Petr Mladek wrote:
> > > We already prevent crash when dereferencing some obviously broken
> > > pointers. But the handling is not consistent. Sometimes we print
> > > "(null)"
> > > only for pure NULL pointer, sometimes for pointers in the first
> > > page and
> >
> >
> > > sometimes also for pointers in the last page (error codes).
> >
> > I still think that printing a hex value of the error code is much
> > better
> > than some odd "(efault)".
>
> Do you mean (err:0e)? Google gives rather confusing answers for this.

More like "(0xHHHH)" (we have already more than 512 error code numbers.


> I am not super excited about (efault). But it seems to be less
> cryptic and the style is more similar to (null).
>
> Best Regards,
> Petr

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Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
Intel Finland Oy

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