[PATCH 2/2] powerpc/xmon: use KSYM_NAME_LEN in array size

Michael Ellerman mpe at ellerman.id.au
Thu Jun 1 12:02:16 AEST 2023

Miguel Ojeda <miguel.ojeda.sandonis at gmail.com> writes:
> On Mon, May 29, 2023 at 1:14 PM Maninder Singh <maninder1.s at samsung.com> wrote:
>> +static char tmpstr[KSYM_NAME_LEN];
> Reviewed-by: Miguel Ojeda <ojeda at kernel.org>
> Side-note: in `get_function_bounds()`, I see `kallsyms_lookup()` being
> used, but the name seems discarded? Can
> `kallsyms_lookup_size_offset()` be used instead, thus avoiding the
> usage of the buffer there to begin with?

A few lines below it uses the modname, and AFAICS there's no (easy) way
to lookup the modname without also looking up the name.

> Side-note 2: in `scanhex()`, I see a loop `i<63` using `tmpstr` which
> then is used to do a `kallsyms_lookup_name()`, so I guess symbols
> larger than 64 couldn't be found. I have no idea about what are the
> external constraints here, but perhaps it is possible to increase the
> `line` buffer etc. to then allow for bigger symbols to be found.

Yeah that looks wrong. I don't see any symbols that long in current
kernels, but we should fix it.

Thanks for looking.


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