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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: sched: Fix memory exposure from short TCA_U32_SEL
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On 2018-08-26 6:57 p.m., Al Viro wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 26, 2018 at 06:32:37PM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
>
>> As far as I can tell, the solution is
> [snip long and painful reasoning]
>> pointers, and not in provably opaque fashion. Theoretically, the three tcf_...
>> inlines above need another look; fortunately, they don't use ->next at all, not to
>> mention not being used anywhere outside of net/sched/*.c
>>
>> The 80 lines above prove that we only need to grep net/sched/*.c for
>> tcf_proto_ops method calls. And only because we don't have (thank $DEITY)
>> anything that could deconstruct types - as soon as some bastard grows means
>> to say "type of the second argument of the function pointed to by p", this
>> kind of analysis, painful as it is, goes out of window. Even as it is,
>> do you really like the idea of newbies trying to get through the exercises
>> like the one above?
>
> BTW, would there be any problem if we took the definitions of tcf_proto and
> tcf_proto_ops to e.g. net/sched/tcf_proto.h (along with the three inlines in
> in pkt_cls.h), left forwards in sch_generic.h and added includes of "tcf_proto.h"
> where needed in net/sched/*.c?
>

I cant think of any challenges. Cong/Jiri? Would it require development
time classifiers/actions/qdiscs to sit in that directory (I suspect you
dont want them in include/net).
BTW, the idea of improving grep-ability of the code by prefixing the
ops appropriately makes sense. i.e we should have ops->cls_init,
ops->act_init etc.

cheers,
jamal

> That would make tcf_proto/tcf_proto_ops opaque outside of net/sched, reducing
> the exposure of internals. Something like a diff below (against net/master,
> builds clean, ought to result in identical binary):
>

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