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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: dsa: fix negative loop bound error on for loop
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On 3/31/2019 3:12 AM, Colin King wrote:
> From: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>
>
> Currently the for-loop using an unsigned int for the loop counter
> which is problematic when comparing it to the signed int count
> This is an issue because if the signed int is negative then
> the negative loop bound is implicitly cast to an unsigned int on
> the comparison to loop counter i and will yield a very large value,
> eventually causing an error when memmove/memcpy'ing outside the
> allocated region pointed to by ndata.
>
> Fix this by simply making the loop counter i a signed int;
>
> Fixes: f2f2356685bc ("net: dsa: move master ethtool code")
> Signed-off-by: Colin Ian King <colin.king@canonical.com>
> ---
> net/dsa/master.c | 3 +--
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/net/dsa/master.c b/net/dsa/master.c
> index c58f33931be1..1b659647a303 100644
> --- a/net/dsa/master.c
> +++ b/net/dsa/master.c
> @@ -87,8 +87,7 @@ static void dsa_master_get_strings(struct net_device *dev, uint32_t stringset,
> struct dsa_switch *ds = cpu_dp->ds;
> int port = cpu_dp->index;
> int len = ETH_GSTRING_LEN;
> - int mcount = 0, count;
> - unsigned int i;
> + int mcount = 0, count, i;

This looks fine but why the return value checking for the negative will
not be good here ?
 count = ds->ops->get_sset_count(ds, port, stringset);


Cheers,
Mukesh


> uint8_t pfx[4];
> uint8_t *ndata;
>

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