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From: Jacob Keller <>
To: Jakub Kicinski <>
Cc: Jiri Pirko <>,
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Subject: Re: [net-next 0/4] devlink: add dry run support for flash update
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 16:05:09 -0700	[thread overview]
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On 10/8/2021 6:29 PM, Jakub Kicinski wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Oct 2021 00:32:49 +0000 Keller, Jacob E wrote:

Heh. It is frustrating how easily things slip through the cracks. I
dropped the ball on this.

> I think the current best practice is not to opt-in commands which
> started out as non-strict into strict validation. That said opting 
> it in for MAXTYPE validation seems reasonable to me.

Opting in would only help future kernels, and would obviously not help
existing kernels which currently do not have strict validation. I
personally would prefer to migrate to strict matching, but understand
the concerns with breaking existing usage.

> Alternatively, as I said, you can just check the max attr for the
> family in user space. CTRL_CMD_GETFAMILY returns it as part of family
> info (CTRL_ATTR_MAXATTR). We can make user space do the rejecting.

Yea I think this is the right approach because its the only way for new
userspace to properly protect against using this on an old kernel.

I'll update the iproute2 patches to do that.


  reply	other threads:[~2022-04-25 23:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-08 10:41 Jacob Keller
2021-10-08 10:41 ` [net-next 1/4] ice: move and rename ice_check_for_pending_update Jacob Keller
2021-10-08 10:41 ` [net-next 2/4] ice: move ice_devlink_flash_update and merge with ice_flash_pldm_image Jacob Keller
2021-10-08 10:41 ` [net-next 3/4] devlink: add dry run attribute to flash update Jacob Keller
2021-10-08 10:41 ` [net-next 4/4] ice: support dry run of a flash update to validate firmware file Jacob Keller
2021-10-08 12:37 ` [net-next 0/4] devlink: add dry run support for flash update Jiri Pirko
2021-10-08 18:21   ` Jakub Kicinski
2021-10-08 21:43     ` Keller, Jacob E
2021-10-08 22:35       ` Jakub Kicinski
2021-10-08 23:58         ` Keller, Jacob E
2021-10-09  0:17           ` Jakub Kicinski
2021-10-09  0:32             ` Keller, Jacob E
2021-10-09  1:29               ` Jakub Kicinski
2022-04-25 23:05                 ` Jacob Keller [this message]
2021-10-11  8:21     ` Keller, Jacob E
2021-10-11 23:21       ` Keller, Jacob E
2021-10-08 21:42   ` Keller, Jacob E

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