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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas.monjalon@6wind.com>
To: "Carew, Alan" <alan.carew@intel.com>
Cc: dev@dpdk.org
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] librte_cmdline: FreeBSD Fix oveflow when size of	command result structure is greater than BUFSIZ
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:12:32 +0100
Message-ID: <1507264.Zu5HfbIg9Y@xps13> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <547F34B9.7090400@6wind.com>

2014-12-03 17:05, Olivier MATZ:
> Hi,
> 
> On 10/27/2014 10:14 AM, Olivier MATZ wrote:
> > Hello Alan,
> >
> > On 10/20/2014 05:26 PM, Carew, Alan wrote:
> >> A comment on my own patch.
> >>
> >> Making the size of result_buf consistent across each OS and keeping it as large
> >> as the Linux BUFSIZ(8192) doesn't really address the core issue.
> >>
> >> In the event that a user of librte_cmdline creates a custom context with a
> >> result structure > 8192 bytes then this problem will occur again, though
> >> somewhat unlikely, as the minimum number of the largest type would be 64 x
> >> cmdline_fixed_string_t types within a result structure, at its current size.
> >>
> >> There is no checking of overflow, I would be tempted to add a runtime check in
> >> cmdline_parse()/match_inst(), however I would be more comfortable with a build
> >> time check for this type of problem.
> >>
> >> Due to the opaque handling of user defined contexts there is no obvious way to
> >> do this at build time.
> >>
> >> Thoughts?
> >
> > Indeed, your patch does not address the core issue of the problem,
> > altough it's already an improvement to the current situation.
> >
> > Your issue was already fixed in the latest libcmdline library by
> > this patch (which also includes the replacement of BUFSIZ):
> > http://git.droids-corp.org/?p=libcmdline.git;a=commitdiff;h=b1d5b169352e57df3fc14c51ffad4b83f3e5613f
> >
> > I'm pretty sure it won't apply smoothly on the dpdk command line
> > library but it can probably be adapted. Ideally, the latest libcmdline
> > library should be [cleaned first and] merged in dpdk.org.
> 
> Sorry, I had no time to deeply check this. I think your patch can
> go in 1.8 as it's still an enhancement compared to the current
> situation. We may go back on this later.
> 
> Acked-by: Olivier Matz <olivier.matz@6wind.com>

Applied

Thanks
-- 
Thomas

  reply	other threads:[~2014-12-03 18:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-10-20 15:23 Alan Carew
2014-10-20 15:26 ` Carew, Alan
2014-10-20 20:25   ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-27  9:14   ` Olivier MATZ
2014-12-03 16:05     ` Olivier MATZ
2014-12-03 18:12       ` Thomas Monjalon [this message]
2014-12-04 14:01         ` Carew, Alan
2014-12-04 14:15           ` Olivier MATZ
2014-12-04 15:18           ` Thomas Monjalon

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