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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] devres: provide devm_kstrdup_const()
On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 10:21:00AM +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().
>
> Signed-off-by: Bartosz Golaszewski <brgl@bgdev.pl>
> ---
> include/linux/device.h | 2 ++
> mm/util.c | 35 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 2 files changed, 37 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/device.h b/include/linux/device.h
> index 8f882549edee..f8f5982d26b2 100644
> --- a/include/linux/device.h
> +++ b/include/linux/device.h
> @@ -693,7 +693,9 @@ static inline void *devm_kcalloc(struct device *dev,
> return devm_kmalloc_array(dev, n, size, flags | __GFP_ZERO);
> }
> extern void devm_kfree(struct device *dev, void *p);
> +extern void devm_kfree_const(struct device *dev, void *p);
> extern char *devm_kstrdup(struct device *dev, const char *s, gfp_t gfp) __malloc;
> +extern char *devm_kstrdup_const(struct device *dev, const char *s, gfp_t gfp);
> extern void *devm_kmemdup(struct device *dev, const void *src, size_t len,
> gfp_t gfp);
>
> diff --git a/mm/util.c b/mm/util.c
> index d2890a407332..6d1f41b5775e 100644
> --- a/mm/util.c
> +++ b/mm/util.c
> @@ -39,6 +39,20 @@ void kfree_const(const void *x)
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL(kfree_const);
>
> +/**
> + * devm_kfree_const - Resource managed conditional kfree
> + * @dev: device this memory belongs to
> + * @p: memory to free
> + *
> + * Function calls devm_kfree only if @p is not in .rodata section.
> + */
> +void devm_kfree_const(struct device *dev, void *p)
> +{
> + if (!is_kernel_rodata((unsigned long)p))
> + devm_kfree(dev, p);
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(devm_kfree_const);
> +
> /**
> * 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.

Please make it proper "Returns:" description and move to the end of the
comment. See Documentation/doc-guide/kernel-doc.rst.

> + * 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);
> +

The devm_ variants seem to belong to drivers/base/devres.c rather than
mm/util.c

> /**
> * kstrndup - allocate space for and copy an existing string
> * @s: the string to duplicate
> --
> 2.18.0
>

--
Sincerely yours,
Mike.

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