[PATCH] crash in 2.6.22-git2 sysctl_set_parent()

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This is a patch (& bug report) for a crash in sysctl_set_parent() 
in 2.6.22-git2. 

Problem: 2.6.22-git2 crashes with a stack trace 
[c000000001d0fb00] c000000000067b4c .sysctl_set_parent+0x48/0x7c
[c000000001d0fb90] c000000000069b40 .register_sysctl_table+0x7c/0xf4
[c000000001d0fc30] c00000000065e710 .devinet_init+0x88/0xb0
[c000000001d0fcc0] c00000000065db74 .ip_rt_init+0x17c/0x32c
[c000000001d0fd70] c00000000065deec .ip_init+0x10/0x34
[c000000001d0fdf0] c00000000065e898 .inet_init+0x160/0x3dc
[c000000001d0fea0] c000000000630bc4 .kernel_init+0x204/0x3c8

A bit of poking around makes it clear what the problem is:
In sysctl_set_parent(), the for loop 

   for (; table->ctl_name || table->procname; table++) {

walks off the end of the table, and into garbage.  Basically,
this for-loop iterator expects all table arrays to be 
"null terminated".  However, net/ipv4/devinet.c statically 
declares an array that is not null-terminated.  The patch 
below fixes that; it works for me.  Its somewhat conservative;
if one wishes to assume that the compiler will always zero out
the empty parts of the structure, then this pach can be shrunk 
to one line: +	ctl_table		devinet_root_dir[3];

Signed-off-by: Linas Vepstas <[email protected]>

I tried to audit some of the code to see where else there 
might be similar badly-formed static declarations.  This is hard,
as there's a lot of code. Most seems fine.

 net/core/neighbour.c |    4 ++++
 net/ipv4/devinet.c   |    7 ++++++-
 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Index: linux-2.6.22-git2/net/ipv4/devinet.c
--- linux-2.6.22-git2.orig/net/ipv4/devinet.c	2007-07-13 14:23:21.000000000 -0500
+++ linux-2.6.22-git2/net/ipv4/devinet.c	2007-07-13 14:24:15.000000000 -0500
@@ -1424,7 +1424,7 @@ static struct devinet_sysctl_table {
 	ctl_table		devinet_dev[2];
 	ctl_table		devinet_conf_dir[2];
 	ctl_table		devinet_proto_dir[2];
-	ctl_table		devinet_root_dir[2];
+	ctl_table		devinet_root_dir[3];
 } devinet_sysctl = {
 	.devinet_vars = {
@@ -1493,8 +1493,13 @@ static struct devinet_sysctl_table {
 			.data		= &ipv4_devconf.loop,
 			.maxlen		= sizeof(int),
 			.mode		= 0644,
+			.child	= 0x0,
 			.proc_handler	= &proc_dointvec,
+		{
+			.ctl_name	= 0,
+			.procname	= 0,
+		},
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