[PATCH] arch/powerpc/kernel: using %12.12s instead of %12s for avoiding memory overflow.

Chen Gang gang.chen at asianux.com
Thu Jan 24 15:14:52 EST 2013

  for tmp_part->header.name:
    it is "Terminating null required only for names < 12 chars".
    so need to limit the %.12s for it in printk

  additional info:

    %12s  limit the width, not for the original string output length
          if name length is more than 12, it still can be fully displayed.
          if name length is less than 12, the ' ' will be filled before name.

    %.12s truly limit the original string output length (precision)

Signed-off-by: Chen Gang <gang.chen at asianux.com>
 arch/powerpc/kernel/nvram_64.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/nvram_64.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/nvram_64.c
index bec1e93..57bf6d2 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/nvram_64.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/nvram_64.c
@@ -202,7 +202,7 @@ static void __init nvram_print_partitions(char * label)
 	printk(KERN_WARNING "--------%s---------\n", label);
 	printk(KERN_WARNING "indx\t\tsig\tchks\tlen\tname\n");
 	list_for_each_entry(tmp_part, &nvram_partitions, partition) {
-		printk(KERN_WARNING "%4d    \t%02x\t%02x\t%d\t%12s\n",
+		printk(KERN_WARNING "%4d    \t%02x\t%02x\t%d\t%12.12s\n",
 		       tmp_part->index, tmp_part->header.signature,
 		       tmp_part->header.checksum, tmp_part->header.length,

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