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Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:12:36 -0800
From: Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc: Andy Whitcroft <apw@...onical.com>, "Roberts, William C"
	 <william.c.roberts@...el.com>, kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com, 
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] checkpatch: Add ability to find bad uses of vsprintf
 %p<foo> extensions

On Tue, 2017-02-28 at 16:06 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:54:55 -0800 Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com> wrote:
> 
> > %pK was at least once misused at %pk in an out-of-tree module.
> > This lead to some security concerns.  Add the ability to track
> > single and multiple line statements for misuses of %p<foo>.
> 
> Should we also do this?
> 
> --- a/lib/vsprintf.c~checkpatch-add-ability-to-find-bad-uses-of-vsprintf-%pfoo-extensions-fix
> +++ a/lib/vsprintf.c
> @@ -1477,6 +1477,9 @@ int kptr_restrict __read_mostly;
>   * by an extra set of alphanumeric characters that are extended format
>   * specifiers.
>   *
> + * Please update scripts/checkpatch.pl when adding new conversion characters.
> + * (search for "check for vsprintf extension").
> + *

Seems sensible, thanks.

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