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Subject[PATCH 0/6] list_for_each_entry*: make iterator invisiable outside the loop
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In this discuss[1], linus proposed a idea to solve the use-after-iter
problem caused by the inappropriate iterator variable use of
list_for_each_entry* macros *outside* the loop.

The core of the idea is that make the rule be "you never use the iterator
outside the loop".
The perfect way should be "you are prohibited by the compiler from using
iterator variable outside the loop". Thus, we can declare the iterator
variable inside the loop and any use of iterator outside the loop will
be report as a error by compiler.

"declare the iterator variable inside the *for* loop" needs something
above gnu89 (like -std=gnu11), which is the task of PATCH 1.

The core patch of this series is PATCH 2, which respectively implements
a new iterator-inside macro for each list_for_each_entry* macro (10
variants). The name of the new macro is suffixed with *_inside*, such as
list_for_each_entry_inside for list_for_each_entry.

The reason for a new macro instead of directly modification on origin
macro is that, there are 15000+ callers of there macros scattered in
the whole kernel code. We cannot change all of these correctly in one
single patch considering that it must be correct for each commit. Thus,
we can define a new macro, and incrementally change these callers until
all these in the kernel are completely updated with *_inside* one. At
that time, we can just remove the implements of origin macros and rename
the *_inside* macro back to the origin name just in one single patch.

The PATCH 3~6 demonstrate how to change list_for_each_entry* callers into
*_inside one. Note all these 4 patch are just to prove the effectiveness
of the scheme for each list_for_each_entry* macro (10 variants). I think
the reasonable way is to kill all these 15000+ callers *on a file basis*,
considering that different macros may be called in the same context and
depend on each other, instead of *on a separate macro basis*.

[1]: https://lore.kernel.org/all/CAHk-=wgRr_D8CB-D9Kg-c=EHreAsk5SqXPwr9Y7k9sA6cWXJ6w@mail.gmail.com/

Xiaomeng Tong (6):
Kbuild: compile kernel with gnu11 std
list: add new MACROs to make iterator invisiable outside the loop
kernel: remove iterator use outside the loop
mm: remove iterator use outside the loop
net/core: remove iterator use outside the loop
drivers/dma: remove iterator use outside the loop

Makefile | 2 +-
drivers/dma/iop-adma.c | 9 +--
include/linux/list.h | 156 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
kernel/power/snapshot.c | 28 ++++----
kernel/signal.c | 6 +-
mm/list_lru.c | 10 +--
mm/slab_common.c | 7 +-
mm/vmalloc.c | 6 +-
net/core/gro.c | 3 +-
9 files changed, 191 insertions(+), 36 deletions(-)

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2.17.1

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