[PATCH 1/8] staging: ft1000: Convert char device to debugfs.

Dave Jones davej at redhat.com
Fri Dec 10 17:35:33 UTC 2010


On Thu, Dec 09, 2010 at 01:43:36PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
 > > +	file = debugfs_create_file("device", S_IRUGO | S_IWUGO, dir,
 >                                                        ^^^^^^^
 > > +					NULL, &ft1000fops);
 > 
 > Don't make this world writeable.

we should probably make checkpatch catch this.




Exporting world writable sysfs/debugfs files is usually a bad thing.
Warn about it.

Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej at redhat.com>

diff --git a/scripts/checkpatch.pl b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
index e3c7fc0..5075005 100755
--- a/scripts/checkpatch.pl
+++ b/scripts/checkpatch.pl
@@ -2892,6 +2892,11 @@ sub process {
 				ERROR("lockdep_no_validate class is reserved for device->mutex.\n" . $herecurr);
 			}
 		}
+
+		if ($line =~ /debugfs_create_file.*S_IWUGO/ ||
+		    $line =~ /DEVICE_ATTR.*S_IWUGO/ ) {
+			WARN("Exporting world writable files is usually an error. Consider more restrictive permissions.\n" . $herecurr);
+		}
 	}
 
 	# If we have no input at all, then there is nothing to report on



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