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[02/11] selftests:lib:test_counters: add new test for counters

Message ID 219e13d8e2d28da79f1e3d5d6dcf0b5012e56427.1601073127.git.skhan@linuxfoundation.org
State New
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Series Introduce Simple atomic and non-atomic counters | expand

Commit Message

Shuah Khan Sept. 25, 2020, 11:47 p.m. UTC
Add a new selftest for testing counter_simple* and counter_atomic*
Counters API. This test load test_counters test modules and unloads.

The test module runs tests and prints results in dmesg.

There are a number of atomic_t usages in the kernel where atomic_t api
is used strictly for counting and not for managing object lifetime. In
some cases, atomic_t might not even be needed.

The purpose of these counters is twofold: 1. clearly differentiate
atomic_t counters from atomic_t usages that guard object lifetimes,
hence prone to overflow and underflow errors. It allows tools that scan
for underflow and overflow on atomic_t usages to detect overflow and
underflows to scan just the cases that are prone to errors. 2. provides
non-atomic counters for cases where atomic isn't necessary.

Simple atomic and non-atomic counters api provides interfaces for simple
atomic and non-atomic counters that just count, and don't guard resource
lifetimes. Counters will wrap around to 0 when it overflows and should
not be used to guard resource lifetimes, device usage and open counts
that control state changes, and pm states.

Using counter_atomic* to guard lifetimes could lead to use-after free
when it overflows and undefined behavior when used to manage state
changes and device usage/open states.

Signed-off-by: Shuah Khan <skhan@linuxfoundation.org>
 MAINTAINERS                                  | 1 +
 tools/testing/selftests/lib/Makefile         | 1 +
 tools/testing/selftests/lib/config           | 1 +
 tools/testing/selftests/lib/test_counters.sh | 5 +++++
 4 files changed, 8 insertions(+)
 create mode 100755 tools/testing/selftests/lib/test_counters.sh
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index 886ee9b5f164..b308e80a1391 100644
@@ -15847,6 +15847,7 @@  L:	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
 S:	Maintained
 F:	include/linux/counters.h
 F:	lib/test_counters.c
+F:	tools/testing/selftests/lib/test_counters.sh
 S:	Obsolete
diff --git a/tools/testing/selftests/lib/Makefile b/tools/testing/selftests/lib/Makefile
index a105f094676e..e8960d7934e2 100644
--- a/tools/testing/selftests/lib/Makefile
+++ b/tools/testing/selftests/lib/Makefile
@@ -5,5 +5,6 @@ 
 TEST_PROGS := printf.sh bitmap.sh prime_numbers.sh strscpy.sh
+TEST_PROGS += test_counters.sh
 include ../lib.mk
diff --git a/tools/testing/selftests/lib/config b/tools/testing/selftests/lib/config
index b80ee3f6e265..6ed25024d371 100644
--- a/tools/testing/selftests/lib/config
+++ b/tools/testing/selftests/lib/config
@@ -3,3 +3,4 @@  CONFIG_TEST_BITMAP=m
diff --git a/tools/testing/selftests/lib/test_counters.sh b/tools/testing/selftests/lib/test_counters.sh
new file mode 100755
index 000000000000..d1a130190e3f
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tools/testing/selftests/lib/test_counters.sh
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@ 
+# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
+# Tests the Simple Atomic and Non-atomic Counters interfaces using
+# test_counters kernel module
+$(dirname $0)/../kselftest/module.sh "test_counters" test_counters