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From: Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com>
To: "Jérémy Lefaure" <jeremy.lefaure@lse.epita.fr>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	linux-cachefs@redhat.com,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] FS-Cache: print hexadecimal value for special cookies type
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:47:41 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHp75VfPjoGGE03C5qRTgq303sdQ=1EV2ZYtL7XUs3gDuyqCyg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20170421190929.7e90e8b2@blatinox-laptop.localdomain>

On Sat, Apr 22, 2017 at 2:09 AM, Jérémy Lefaure
<jeremy.lefaure@lse.epita.fr> wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:41:54 +0300
> Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 11:38 PM, Jérémy Lefaure
>> <jeremy.lefaure@lse.epita.fr> wrote:
>> > When building object-list.o, gcc 6 raises a warning on the sprintf call
>> > in fscache_objlist_show:
>> >
>> >   CC      fs/fscache/object-list.o
>> > fs/fscache/object-list.c: In function ‘fscache_objlist_show’:
>> > fs/fscache/object-list.c:265:19: warning: ‘sprintf’ may write a
>> > terminating nul past the end of the destination [-Wformat-overflow=]
>> >     sprintf(_type, "%02u", cookie->def->type);
>> >                    ^~~~~~
>> > fs/fscache/object-list.c:265:4: note: ‘sprintf’ output between 3 and 4
>> > bytes into a destination of size 3
>> >     sprintf(_type, "%02u", cookie->def->type);
>> >     ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> >
>> > Moreover, the documentation says that we should have an hex value for
>> > special cookies (see Documentation/filesystems/caching/fscache.txt).
>> >
>> > Printing hexadecimal value for special cookies fixes the overflow
>> > warning and complies with the documentation.
>>
>> If this is used by some user space tool the safest fix is to print in
>> BCD and fix documentation.
>>
> Are you talking about the Binary Coded Decimal format ?

Yes.

> I don't get why
> it would be better. If we change the printed format, it would break
> user space tool anyway, right ?

If userspace tool is bound to the format it might go crazy about hex
digits in the cookie.

Is that cookie important somehow? (for example, user space might
request something based on it?) It might be a case when you got let
say '75' and then ask for 117 (0x75), however real value is 75.

So, if it's okay in this, perhaps paragraph explaining side effects in
commit message would be good to have/

-- 
With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko

  reply	other threads:[~2017-04-24 21:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-04-19 20:38 Jérémy Lefaure
2017-04-21 19:41 ` Andy Shevchenko
2017-04-21 23:09   ` Jérémy Lefaure
2017-04-24 21:47     ` Andy Shevchenko [this message]
2017-04-25 21:37       ` Jérémy Lefaure
2017-04-25 22:04         ` Andy Shevchenko
2017-04-27  0:31 ` [PATCH v2] FS-Cache: fix buffer size for decimal value of special cookie type Jérémy Lefaure
2017-04-27 15:03 ` [PATCH] FS-Cache: print hexadecimal value for special cookies type David Howells
2017-04-27 15:11   ` Jérémy Lefaure
2017-04-27 15:41   ` David Howells
2017-05-28  0:31   ` Jérémy Lefaure

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