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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] devres: provide devm_kstrdup_const()
2018-08-27 12:33 GMT+02:00 Mike Rapoport <rppt@linux.vnet.ibm.com>:
> 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.
>

Sure.

>> + * 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
>

Not all devm_ variants live in drivers/base/devres.c, many subsystems
implement them locally. In this case we need to choose between
exporting is_kernel_rodata() and putting devm_kstrdup_const() in
mm/util.c. I chose the latter, since it's cleaner.

Bart

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

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