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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] TTY: fix tty_wait_until_sent on 64-bit machines
On 03/04/2015 04:39 AM, Johan Hovold wrote:
> Fix overflow bug in tty_wait_until_sent on 64-bit machines, where an
> infinite timeout (0) would be passed to the underlying tty-driver's
> wait_until_sent-operation as a negative timeout (-1), causing it to
> return immediately.

Wow, that is a nasty bug.

> This manifests itself for example as tcdrain() returning immediately,
> drivers not honouring the drain flags when setting terminal attributes,
> or even dropped data on close as a requested infinite closing-wait
> timeout would be ignored.
> The first symptom was reported by Asier LLANO who noted that tcdrain()
> returned prematurely when using the ftdi_sio usb-serial driver.
> Fix this by passing 0 rather than MAX_SCHEDULE_TIMEOUT (LONG_MAX) to the
> underlying tty driver.
> Note that the serial-core wait_until_sent-implementation is not affected
> by this bug due to a lucky chance (comparison to an unsigned maximum
> timeout), and neither is the cyclades one that had an explicit check for
> negative timeouts, but all other tty drivers appear to be affected.

Reviewed-by: Peter Hurley <>

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