[PATCH] soc: aspeed: fix a ternary sign expansion bug
dan.carpenter at oracle.com
Fri Apr 23 17:43:22 AEST 2021
On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 04:21:40PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> From: Dan Carpenter
> > Sent: 22 April 2021 10:12
> > 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;
> I wonder if changing it to:
> return ret ? ret + 0L : copied;
> Might make people think in the future and not convert it back
> as an 'optimisation'.
This is from a Smatch test that Aurélien Aptel requested. The test is
pretty good quality with few false positives so I will push it soon.
If someone converts it back then I expect the checker will catch it.
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