Commit 7175c61c authored by Tejun Heo's avatar Tejun Heo Committed by Linus Torvalds
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idr: explain WARN_ON_ONCE() on negative IDs out-of-range ID



Until recently, when an negative ID is specified, idr functions used to
ignore the sign bit and proceeded with the operation with the rest of
bits, which is bizarre and error-prone.  The behavior recently got changed
so that negative IDs are treated as invalid but we're triggering
WARN_ON_ONCE() on negative IDs just in case somebody was depending on the
sign bit being ignored, so that those can be detected and fixed easily.

We only need this for a while.  Explain why WARN_ON_ONCE()s are there and
that they can be removed later.
Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
Acked-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent 0ffc2a9c
......@@ -569,6 +569,7 @@ void idr_remove(struct idr *idp, int id)
struct idr_layer *p;
struct idr_layer *to_free;
/* see comment in idr_find_slowpath() */
if (WARN_ON_ONCE(id < 0))
return;
......@@ -666,6 +667,14 @@ void *idr_find_slowpath(struct idr *idp, int id)
int n;
struct idr_layer *p;
/*
* If @id is negative, idr_find() used to ignore the sign bit and
* performed lookup with the rest of bits, which is weird and can
* lead to very obscure bugs. We're now returning NULL for all
* negative IDs but just in case somebody was depending on the sign
* bit being ignored, let's trigger WARN_ON_ONCE() so that they can
* be detected and fixed. WARN_ON_ONCE() can later be removed.
*/
if (WARN_ON_ONCE(id < 0))
return NULL;
......@@ -815,6 +824,7 @@ void *idr_replace(struct idr *idp, void *ptr, int id)
int n;
struct idr_layer *p, *old_p;
/* see comment in idr_find_slowpath() */
if (WARN_ON_ONCE(id < 0))
return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
......
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