Re: [PATCH] posix-timer: don't call idr_find() w/ negative ID

From: Sasha Levin
Date: Wed Feb 20 2013 - 17:15:52 EST

On 02/20/2013 05:12 PM, Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 2:10 PM, Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I do think that if you have to resort to using something like that there's
>> something terribly wrong with the code somewhere else, and that other thing
>> should be fixed first.
>> Maybe digging into the timers code and seeing why this is needed there will
>> prove me wrong...
> The problem is that userland can feed us any timer_t which makes it
> necessary to properly sanitize the value before using it.

Why can the timer be negative in the first place though? Why isn't the timer
defined as an 'unsigned int' instead of an 'int' so that all values of timer
would be legitimate?


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