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Re: [PATCH 01/14] sysctl: provide callback for write into ctl_table entry



Sasha Levin <levinsasha928@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Provide a callback that will be called when writing to a ctl_table
> entry after the user input has been validated.
>
> This will simplify user input checks since now it will be possible to
> remove them out of the proc_handler.

Ick No.

You are simplifying things by taking updates out of locks, and
introducing races.

Your naming of the callback "callback" is much too generic.

I think the current function call mechanism of sysctl can be improved
but I don't think you have come up with the right combination of things.

Eric


> Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <levinsasha928@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c  |    4 ++++
>  include/linux/sysctl.h |    1 +
>  2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c b/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c
> index 21d836f..190db28 100644
> --- a/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c
> +++ b/fs/proc/proc_sysctl.c
> @@ -507,6 +507,10 @@ static ssize_t proc_sys_call_handler(struct file *filp, void __user *buf,
>  	error = table->proc_handler(table, write, buf, &res, ppos);
>  	if (!error)
>  		error = res;
> +
> +	if (!error && write && table->callback)
> +		error = table->callback();
> +
>  out:
>  	sysctl_head_finish(head);
>  
> diff --git a/include/linux/sysctl.h b/include/linux/sysctl.h
> index c34b4c8..27c14cf 100644
> --- a/include/linux/sysctl.h
> +++ b/include/linux/sysctl.h
> @@ -1022,6 +1022,7 @@ struct ctl_table
>  	struct ctl_table_poll *poll;
>  	void *extra1;
>  	void *extra2;
> +	int (*callback)(void);		/* Called when entry is written to */
>  };
>  
>  struct ctl_node {
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