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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] dyndbg: dont panic over bad input
On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 01:04:32PM -0600, Jim Cromie wrote:
> This BUG_ON, from 2009, caught the impossible case of a word-char both
> starting and ending a string (loosely speaking). A bad (reverted)
> patch finally hit this case, but even "impossibly bad input" is no
> reason to panic the kernel. Instead pr_err and return -EINVAL.
>
> Reported-by: Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com>
> Signed-off-by: Jim Cromie <jim.cromie@gmail.com>
> ---
> lib/dynamic_debug.c | 5 ++++-
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/lib/dynamic_debug.c b/lib/dynamic_debug.c
> index 2d4dfd44b0fa5..90ddf07ce34fe 100644
> --- a/lib/dynamic_debug.c
> +++ b/lib/dynamic_debug.c
> @@ -259,7 +259,10 @@ static int ddebug_tokenize(char *buf, char *words[], int maxwords)
> } else {
> for (end = buf; *end && !isspace(*end); end++)
> ;
> - BUG_ON(end == buf);
> + if (end == buf) {
> + pr_err("expected non-empty bareword");

Need a "\n" here, right?

thanks,

greg k-h

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