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SubjectRe: [RFT 2/7] firmware: fix checking for return values for fw_add_devm_name()
On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 03:29:53PM -0800, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 3:20 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@kernel.org> wrote:
> > fw_add_devm_name() adds device's name onto the devres for the
> > device so that prior to suspend we cache the firmware onto memory,
> > so that on resume the firmware is reliably available. We never
> > were checking for success for this call though, meaning in some
> > really rare cases we my have never setup the firmware cache for
> > a device, which could in turn make resume fail.
> >
> > This is all theoretical, no known issues have been reported.
> > This small issue has been present way since the addition of the
> > devres firmware cache names on v3.7.
> >
> > Fixes: f531f05ae9437 ("firmware loader: store firmware name into devres list")
> > Signed-off-by: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@kernel.org>
> > ---
> > drivers/base/firmware_loader.c | 10 ++++++++--
> > 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/base/firmware_loader.c b/drivers/base/firmware_loader.c
> > index 21dd31ef08ae..48932581c70c 100644
> > --- a/drivers/base/firmware_loader.c
> > +++ b/drivers/base/firmware_loader.c
> > @@ -431,6 +431,7 @@ int assign_fw(struct firmware *fw, struct device *device,
> > unsigned int opt_flags)
> > {
> > struct fw_priv *fw_priv = fw->priv;
> > + int ret;
> >
> > mutex_lock(&fw_lock);
> > if (!fw_priv->size || fw_state_is_aborted(fw_priv)) {
> > @@ -447,8 +448,13 @@ int assign_fw(struct firmware *fw, struct device *device,
> > */
> > /* don't cache firmware handled without uevent */
> > if (device && (opt_flags & FW_OPT_UEVENT) &&
> > - !(opt_flags & FW_OPT_NOCACHE))
> > - fw_add_devm_name(device, fw_priv->fw_name);
> > + !(opt_flags & FW_OPT_NOCACHE)) {
> > + ret = fw_add_devm_name(device, fw_priv->fw_name);
> > + if (ret && ret != 1) {
>
> Why not if (ret < 0) ?

Could be, either way I remove this later for just (ret) after I adjust
fw_add_devm_name() to not return 1 anymore.

So its just a temporal check, I added this patch first so that this can
be merged into kernels who want the fix.

Luis

>
> -Kees
>
> > + mutex_unlock(&fw_lock);
> > + return ret;
> > + }
> > + }
> >
> > /*
> > * After caching firmware image is started, let it piggyback
> > --
> > 2.16.2
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Kees Cook
> Pixel Security
>

--
Luis Rodriguez, SUSE LINUX GmbH
Maxfeldstrasse 5; D-90409 Nuernberg

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