[PATCH] soc: aspeed: fix a ternary sign expansion bug

Dan Carpenter dan.carpenter at oracle.com
Thu Apr 22 19:11:44 AEST 2021

The intent here was to return negative error codes but it actually
returns positive values.  The problem is that type promotion with
ternary operations is quite complicated.

"ret" is an int.  "copied" is a u32.  And the snoop_file_read() function
returns long.  What happens is that "ret" is cast to u32 and becomes
positive then it's cast to long and it's still positive.

Fix this by removing the ternary so that "ret" is type promoted directly
to long.

Fixes: 3772e5da4454 ("drivers/misc: Aspeed LPC snoop output using misc chardev")
Signed-off-by: Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter at oracle.com>
 drivers/soc/aspeed/aspeed-lpc-snoop.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/soc/aspeed/aspeed-lpc-snoop.c b/drivers/soc/aspeed/aspeed-lpc-snoop.c
index 210455efb321..eceeaf8dfbeb 100644
--- a/drivers/soc/aspeed/aspeed-lpc-snoop.c
+++ b/drivers/soc/aspeed/aspeed-lpc-snoop.c
@@ -94,8 +94,10 @@ static ssize_t snoop_file_read(struct file *file, char __user *buffer,
 			return -EINTR;
 	ret = kfifo_to_user(&chan->fifo, buffer, count, &copied);
+	if (ret)
+		return ret;
-	return ret ? ret : copied;
+	return copied;
 static __poll_t snoop_file_poll(struct file *file,

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