[PATCH v2] watchdog: aspeed: fix integer overflow in set_timeout handler

Tao Ren rentao.bupt at gmail.com
Sat Apr 17 04:25:59 AEST 2021

On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 10:07:32PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 4/15/21 7:13 PM, rentao.bupt at gmail.com wrote:
> > From: Tao Ren <rentao.bupt at gmail.com>
> > 
> > Fix the time comparison (timeout vs. max_hw_heartbeat_ms) in set_timeout
> > handler to avoid potential integer overflow when the supplied timeout is
> > greater than aspeed's maximum allowed timeout (4294 seconds).
> > 
> I think this is the wrong focus: What this fixes is the wrong hardware
> timeout calculation. Again, I think that the wrong calculation leads to
> the overflow should not be the focus of this patch, though it can of
> course be mentioned.
> I'll leave it up to Wim to decide if he wants to apply the patch with the
> current explanation.
> Thanks,
> Guenter

Sorry I didn't get your point correctly, and I guess it was because of
my lack of knowledge in timeout/max_hw_heartbeat_ms/worker (hopefully
my understanding is correct now :))

Let me drop this patch and send a new one with different subject and
description soon.



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