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SubjectRE: [PATCH v4 2/4] topology: use bin_attribute to avoid buff overflow
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg KH [mailto:gregkh@linuxfoundation.org]
> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:56 PM
> To: Song Bao Hua (Barry Song) <song.bao.hua@hisilicon.com>
> Cc: andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk; rafael@kernel.org; akpm@linux-foundation.org;
> rdunlap@infradead.org; agordeev@linux.ibm.com; sbrivio@redhat.com;
> jianpeng.ma@intel.com; yury.norov@gmail.com; valentin.schneider@arm.com;
> peterz@infradead.org; bristot@redhat.com; guodong.xu@linaro.org;
> tangchengchang <tangchengchang@huawei.com>; Zengtao (B)
> <prime.zeng@hisilicon.com>; yangyicong <yangyicong@huawei.com>;
> tim.c.chen@linux.intel.com; tiantao (H) <tiantao6@hisilicon.com>; Jonathan
> Cameron <jonathan.cameron@huawei.com>; Linuxarm <linuxarm@huawei.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 2/4] topology: use bin_attribute to avoid buff overflow
>
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 10:19:08PM +1200, Barry Song wrote:
> > From: Tian Tao <tiantao6@hisilicon.com>
> >
> > Reading sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuX/topology/ returns cpu topology.
> > However, the size of this file is limited to PAGE_SIZE because of the
> > limitation for sysfs attribute. so we use bin_attribute instead of
> > attribute to avoid NR_CPUS too big to cause buff overflow.
> >
> > Link:
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210319041618.14316-2-song.bao.hua@hisilicon
> .com/
> > Signed-off-by: Tian Tao <tiantao6@hisilicon.com>
> > Reviewed-by: Jonathan Cameron <jonathan.cameron@huawei.com>
> > Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> > Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael@kernel.org>
>
> As with the other patch, you have to also sign off on this as well.
>
Ok. Will add my s-o-b for patch 1-3.

> The link is pointing to a v5 of a different patch series, why put that
> here?

This patchset originated from the discussion of that one in the
link tag.

Jonathan and me were trying to add a cluster topology level.
And that one exposed the problem this patchset is addressing.

>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

Thanks
Barry

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