[PATCH] soc: aspeed: fix a ternary sign expansion bug
sorganov at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 20:45:40 AEST 2021
David Laight <David.Laight at ACULAB.COM> writes:
> 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'.
It rather made me think: "what the heck is going on here?!"
Shouldn't it better be:
return ret ? ret : (long)copied;
return ret ?: (long)copied;
-- Sergey Organov
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