here is an issue I don't understand.
* In acpixf.h, if ACPI_DEBUG_OUTPUT is not set, AcpiDbgLevel is defined to
ACPI_NORMAL_DEFAULT, and ACPI_LV_DEBUG_OBJECT is part of that.
* In exdebug.c, function AcpiExDoDebugObject(), it returns early without
printing when neither AcpiGbl_EnableAmlDebugObject is set nor
ACPI_LV_DEBUG_OBJECT is in AcpiDbgLevel, else it proceeds with printing.
But by default, ACPI_LV_DEBUG_OBJECT is in AcpiDbgLevel (see above).
AcpiExDoDebugObject() is the only place where AcpiGbl_EnableAmlDebugObject
The reference manual says (at least that's how I read it) that when
AcpiGbl_EnableAmlDebugObject is FALSE, output from the AML "Debug Object"
is disabled, but given the definition of ACPI_NORMAL_DEFAULT together with
the check in AcpiExDoDebugObject(), that doesn't seem to be the case.
So my question is: How should the host OS properly handle this? I saw that
FreeBSD for example initializes AcpiDbgLevel to 0 (when their ACPI_DEBUG
switch isn't set) but the reference manual doesn't mention that anything
other than AcpiGbl_EnableAmlDebugObject being FALSE is necessary.
Or am I missing something?
> From: Dan Carpenter [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2014 4:15 AM
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 09:49:23PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 06:08:44 PM Dan Carpenter wrote:
> > > There are sometimes where we know that we are doing an strcpy() into a
> > > fixed length buffer. In those cases, we could verify that the strcpy()
> > > doesn't overflow. This patch introduces DEBUG_STRICT_SLOW_STRCPY_CHECKS
> > > if you want to check for that. The downside is that it makes strcpy
> > > slower.
> > >
> > > I introduced __compiletime_size() to make this work. It returns the
> > > size of the destination buffer or zero if the size isn't known. The
> > > __compiletime_object_size() is similar but if you pass it a struct
> > > member then it returns the size of everything from there to the end of
> > > the struct. Another difference is __compiletime_object_size() returns
> > > -1 for unknown sizes.
> > >
> > > If you pass a char pointer to __compiletime_size() then it returns zero.
> > >
> > > The strcpy() check ignores buffers with just one byte because people
> > > often use those for variable length strings at the end of a struct.
> > >
> > > I have tested this patch lightly and created some bugs for it to detect
> > > but I have not detected any real life overflows.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter(a)oracle.com>
> > >
> > > diff --git a/include/acpi/platform/acenv.h b/include/acpi/platform/acenv.h
> > > index e863dd5..5e0fc2b 100644
> > > --- a/include/acpi/platform/acenv.h
> > > +++ b/include/acpi/platform/acenv.h
> > This is an ACPICA header and changes to it need to be submitted to the ACPICA
> > maintainers (as per MAINTAINERS). We only get ACPICA changes from the
> > upstream project (except for really special situations).
> Ok. I should have added Robert and Lv to the CC list. My guess is
> that the (void) is needed to avoid compile warnings but it's needed for
> us to avoid compile breakage with this change.
In normal ACPICA build environment, I didn't suffer from new build errors after deleting this "void".
But this might be required by lint users.
You can split ACPICA changes into a separate patch so that it could be easily reverted if someone complained.
> Anyway, I'll wait for a couple days and resend that bit broken out.
> dan carpenter
> > > @@ -320,7 +320,7 @@
> > > #define ACPI_STRSTR(s1,s2) strstr((s1), (s2))
> > > #define ACPI_STRCHR(s1,c) strchr((s1), (c))
> > > #define ACPI_STRLEN(s) (acpi_size) strlen((s))
> > > -#define ACPI_STRCPY(d,s) (void) strcpy((d), (s))
> > > +#define ACPI_STRCPY(d,s) strcpy((d), (s))
> > > #define ACPI_STRNCPY(d,s,n) (void) strncpy((d), (s), (acpi_size)(n))
> > > #define ACPI_STRNCMP(d,s,n) strncmp((d), (s), (acpi_size)(n))
> > > #define ACPI_STRCMP(d,s) strcmp((d), (s))
> > Thanks!
> > --
> > I speak only for myself.
> > Rafael J. Wysocki, Intel Open Source Technology Center.