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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/8] seq_file: introduce seq_open_data helper
On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 4:26 PM Rasmus Villemoes
<linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk> wrote:
>
> There are quite a few callers of seq_open that could be simplified by
> setting the ->private member via the seq_open call instead of fetching
> file->private_data afterwards.
>

I like this series,
Reviewed-by: Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com>

P.S. ...though it seems patch 3 missed a commit message.

> Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk>
> ---
> v2:
> - Fix some copy-pastos spotted by Andreas.
> - Ensure everybody hit by an example patch also gets this cover letter/introducing patch.
> - Include a few fs/ examples.
>
> I've just included a few examples of possible users of this helper,
> there are many more similar cases. As a bonus, 7/8 fix a potential
> NULL deref (if one believes that seq_open can actually fail).
>
> seq_open_private would have been a better name, but that one is
> already taken...
>
> Documentation/filesystems/seq_file.txt | 9 +++++----
> fs/seq_file.c | 16 ++++++++++++----
> include/linux/seq_file.h | 1 +
> 3 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/seq_file.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/seq_file.txt
> index 9de4303201e1..68571b8275d8 100644
> --- a/Documentation/filesystems/seq_file.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/filesystems/seq_file.txt
> @@ -234,10 +234,11 @@ Here, the call to seq_open() takes the seq_operations structure we created
> before, and gets set up to iterate through the virtual file.
>
> On a successful open, seq_open() stores the struct seq_file pointer in
> -file->private_data. If you have an application where the same iterator can
> -be used for more than one file, you can store an arbitrary pointer in the
> -private field of the seq_file structure; that value can then be retrieved
> -by the iterator functions.
> +file->private_data. If you have an application where the same iterator
> +can be used for more than one file, you can store an arbitrary pointer
> +in the private field of the seq_file structure; that value can then be
> +retrieved by the iterator functions. Using the wrapper seq_open_data()
> +allows you to set the initial value for that field.
>
> There is also a wrapper function to seq_open() called seq_open_private(). It
> kmallocs a zero filled block of memory and stores a pointer to it in the
> diff --git a/fs/seq_file.c b/fs/seq_file.c
> index 4cc090b50cc5..c8c86660f6db 100644
> --- a/fs/seq_file.c
> +++ b/fs/seq_file.c
> @@ -33,11 +33,12 @@ static void *seq_buf_alloc(unsigned long size)
> }
>
> /**
> - * seq_open - initialize sequential file
> + * seq_open_data - initialize sequential file
> * @file: file we initialize
> * @op: method table describing the sequence
> + * @data: initial value for ->private field
> *
> - * seq_open() sets @file, associating it with a sequence described
> + * seq_open_data() sets @file, associating it with a sequence described
> * by @op. @op->start() sets the iterator up and returns the first
> * element of sequence. @op->stop() shuts it down. @op->next()
> * returns the next element of sequence. @op->show() prints element
> @@ -45,10 +46,10 @@ static void *seq_buf_alloc(unsigned long size)
> * ERR_PTR(error). In the end of sequence they return %NULL. ->show()
> * returns 0 in case of success and negative number in case of error.
> * Returning SEQ_SKIP means "discard this element and move on".
> - * Note: seq_open() will allocate a struct seq_file and store its
> + * Note: seq_open_data() will allocate a struct seq_file and store its
> * pointer in @file->private_data. This pointer should not be modified.
> */
> -int seq_open(struct file *file, const struct seq_operations *op)
> +int seq_open_data(struct file *file, const struct seq_operations *op, void *data)
> {
> struct seq_file *p;
>
> @@ -62,6 +63,7 @@ int seq_open(struct file *file, const struct seq_operations *op)
>
> mutex_init(&p->lock);
> p->op = op;
> + p->private = data;
>
> // No refcounting: the lifetime of 'p' is constrained
> // to the lifetime of the file.
> @@ -86,6 +88,12 @@ int seq_open(struct file *file, const struct seq_operations *op)
> file->f_mode &= ~FMODE_PWRITE;
> return 0;
> }
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(seq_open_data);
> +
> +int seq_open(struct file *file, const struct seq_operations *op)
> +{
> + return seq_open_data(file, op, NULL);
> +}
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(seq_open);
>
> static int traverse(struct seq_file *m, loff_t offset)
> diff --git a/include/linux/seq_file.h b/include/linux/seq_file.h
> index a121982af0f5..1142e39bfad2 100644
> --- a/include/linux/seq_file.h
> +++ b/include/linux/seq_file.h
> @@ -107,6 +107,7 @@ void seq_pad(struct seq_file *m, char c);
>
> char *mangle_path(char *s, const char *p, const char *esc);
> int seq_open(struct file *, const struct seq_operations *);
> +int seq_open_data(struct file *, const struct seq_operations *, void *);
> ssize_t seq_read(struct file *, char __user *, size_t, loff_t *);
> loff_t seq_lseek(struct file *, loff_t, int);
> int seq_release(struct inode *, struct file *);
> --
> 2.16.4
>


--
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

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