[Hardeneddrivers-discuss] RE: [cgl_discussion] Some Initial C
omments on DDH-Spec-0.5h.pdf
rob.rhoads at intel.com
Tue Sep 24 14:53:28 PDT 2002
> From: Jeff Garzik [mailto:jgarzik at pobox.com]
> Andy Pfiffer wrote:
> > I made a quick pass over a 2.4.4 eepro100 module (I usually
> don't use
> > modules...) and here is a short list of mostly-relevant
> routines called
> > by the eepro100 driver. If you wanted to consider putting your
> > professional paranoia at the edges between drivers and the
> kernel, you
> > might want to make a larger list like this for a reasonable
> sample of
> > drivers.
> > U __const_udelay
> > U __ioremap
> > U __kfree_skb
> > U unregister_netdev
> > Then, for everything that shows up on the list, take a look
> > at the interface for each function and see if there is insufficient
> > "defensive programming" going on...
> You've just described the mission statement of the Kernel Janitors
> Project, pretty much...
And the Kernel Janitors project, sounds like a starting point for us
to help out on.
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