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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.9 01/12] p54: memset(0) whole array
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On Thu, 2017-08-31 at 09:40 -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Thu, 2017-08-31 at 17:44 +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > 4.9-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
> >
> > ------------------
> >
> > From: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>
> >
> > commit 6f17581788206444cbbcdbc107498f85e9765e3d upstream.
> >
> > gcc 7 complains:
> > drivers/net/wireless/intersil/p54/fwio.c: In function 'p54_scan':
> > drivers/net/wireless/intersil/p54/fwio.c:491:4: warning: 'memset' used with length equal to number of elements without multiplication by element size [-Wmemset-elt-size]
> >
> > Fix that by passing the correct size to memset.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <jslaby@suse.cz>
> > Cc: Christian Lamparter <chunkeey@googlemail.com>
> > Cc: Kalle Valo <kvalo@codeaurora.org>
> > Acked-by: Christian Lamparter <chunkeey@googlemail.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Kalle Valo <kvalo@codeaurora.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> >
> > ---
> > drivers/net/wireless/intersil/p54/fwio.c | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > --- a/drivers/net/wireless/intersil/p54/fwio.c
> > +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/intersil/p54/fwio.c
> > @@ -488,7 +488,7 @@ int p54_scan(struct p54_common *priv, u1
> >
> > entry += sizeof(__le16);
> > chan->pa_points_per_curve = 8;
> > - memset(chan->curve_data, 0, sizeof(*chan->curve_data));
> > + memset(chan->curve_data, 0, sizeof(chan->curve_data));
> > memcpy(chan->curve_data, entry,
> > sizeof(struct p54_pa_curve_data_sample) *
> > min((u8)8, curve_data->points_per_channel));
> >
>
> Why is this change correct?
>
> curve_data is a pointer.
>
> This now clears the sizeof a pointer and not
> the sizeof struct p54_cal_database

So what happens here?
This change seems clearly incorrect.
For all stable versions.

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