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[v9,3/8] lib/cmdline.c: add backslash support to kernel commandline parsing

Message ID 151075904367.14434.5164139208561977016.stgit@hbathini.in.ibm.com
State New
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Series reduce memory consumption for powerpc firmware-assisted capture kernel | expand

Commit Message

Hari Bathini Nov. 15, 2017, 3:17 p.m. UTC
From: Michal Suchanek <msuchanek@suse.de>

This allows passing quotes in kernel arguments. It is useful for passing
nested arguemnts and might be useful if somebody wanted to pass a double
quote directly as part of an argument. It is also useful to have quoting
grammar more similar to shells and bootloaders.

Signed-off-by: Michal Suchanek <msuchanek@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Hari Bathini <hbathini@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
 lib/cmdline.c |   41 ++++++++++++++++++++---------------------
 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 21 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/lib/cmdline.c b/lib/cmdline.c
index 6d398a8..d98bdc0 100644
--- a/lib/cmdline.c
+++ b/lib/cmdline.c
@@ -193,30 +193,36 @@  bool parse_option_str(const char *str, const char *option)
 
 /*
  * Parse a string to get a param value pair.
- * You can use " around spaces, but can't escape ".
+ * You can use " around spaces, and you can escape with \
  * Hyphens and underscores equivalent in parameter names.
  */
 char *next_arg(char *args, char **param, char **val)
 {
 	unsigned int i, equals = 0;
-	int in_quote = 0, quoted = 0;
+	int in_quote = 0, backslash = 0;
 	char *next;
 
-	if (*args == '"') {
-		args++;
-		in_quote = 1;
-		quoted = 1;
-	}
-
 	for (i = 0; args[i]; i++) {
-		if (isspace(args[i]) && !in_quote)
+		if (isspace(args[i]) && !in_quote && !backslash)
 			break;
-		if (equals == 0) {
-			if (args[i] == '=')
-				equals = i;
+
+		if ((equals == 0) && (args[i] == '='))
+			equals = i;
+
+		if (!backslash) {
+			if ((args[i] == '"') || (args[i] == '\\')) {
+				if (args[i] == '"')
+					in_quote = !in_quote;
+				if (args[i] == '\\')
+					backslash = 1;
+
+				memmove(args + 1, args, i);
+				args++;
+				i--;
+			}
+		} else {
+			backslash = 0;
 		}
-		if (args[i] == '"')
-			in_quote = !in_quote;
 	}
 
 	*param = args;
@@ -225,13 +231,6 @@  char *next_arg(char *args, char **param, char **val)
 	else {
 		args[equals] = '\0';
 		*val = args + equals + 1;
-
-		/* Don't include quotes in value. */
-		if ((args[i-1] == '"') && ((quoted) || (**val == '"'))) {
-			args[i-1] = '\0';
-			if (!quoted)
-				(*val)++;
-		}
 	}
 
 	if (args[i]) {