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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] devres: provide devm_kstrdup_const()
2018-08-27 10:42 GMT+02:00 Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>:
> On Mon, 2018-08-27 at 10:21 +0200, Bartosz Golaszewski wrote:
>> Provide a resource managed version of kstrdup_const(). This variant
>> internally calls devm_kstrdup() on pointers that are outside of
>> .rodata section. Also provide a corresponding version of devm_kfree().
> []
>> diff --git a/mm/util.c b/mm/util.c
> []
>> /**
>> * kstrdup - allocate space for and copy an existing string
>> * @s: the string to duplicate
>> @@ -78,6 +92,27 @@ const char *kstrdup_const(const char *s, gfp_t gfp)
>> }
>> EXPORT_SYMBOL(kstrdup_const);
>>
>> +/**
>> + * devm_kstrdup_const - resource managed conditional string duplication
>> + * @dev: device for which to duplicate the string
>> + * @s: the string to duplicate
>> + * @gfp: the GFP mask used in the kmalloc() call when allocating memory
>> + *
>> + * Function returns source string if it is in .rodata section otherwise it
>> + * fallbacks to devm_kstrdup.
>> + *
>> + * Strings allocated by devm_kstrdup_const will be automatically freed when
>> + * the associated device is detached.
>> + */
>> +char *devm_kstrdup_const(struct device *dev, const char *s, gfp_t gfp)
>> +{
>> + if (is_kernel_rodata((unsigned long)s))
>> + return s;
>> +
>> + return devm_kstrdup(dev, s, gfp);
>> +}
>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(devm_kstrdup_const);
>
> Doesn't this lose constness and don't you get
> a compiler warning here?
>

Yes it does but for some reason gcc 6.3 didn't complain...

> The kstrdup_const function returns a const char *,
> why shouldn't this?
>

It probably should, I'll fix it for v2.

Bart

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