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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] kernel: use sysctl shared variables for range check
On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 5:09 PM Matteo Croce <mcroce@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> Use the shared variables for range check, instead of declaring a local one
> in every source file.
>
> Signed-off-by: Matteo Croce <mcroce@redhat.com>
> ---
> kernel/pid_namespace.c | 3 +-
> kernel/sysctl.c | 193 ++++++++++++++++++++---------------------
> kernel/ucount.c | 6 +-
> 3 files changed, 98 insertions(+), 104 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/pid_namespace.c b/kernel/pid_namespace.c
> index aa6e72fb7c08..ddbb51bc4968 100644
> --- a/kernel/pid_namespace.c
> +++ b/kernel/pid_namespace.c
> @@ -290,14 +290,13 @@ static int pid_ns_ctl_handler(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
> }
>
> extern int pid_max;
> -static int zero = 0;
> static struct ctl_table pid_ns_ctl_table[] = {
> {
> .procname = "ns_last_pid",
> .maxlen = sizeof(int),
> .mode = 0666, /* permissions are checked in the handler */
> .proc_handler = pid_ns_ctl_handler,
> - .extra1 = &zero,
> + .extra1 = (void *)&sysctl_zero,

BTW, I don't think these (void *) casts are actually needed. I thought
extra1/2 were already void * so assignments don't need the casting.

--
Kees Cook

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