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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] netfilter: xt_hashlimit: fix build error caused by 64bit division
On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 01:38:58AM -0400, Vishwanath Pai wrote:
> 64bit division causes build/link errors on 32bit architectures. It
> prints out error messages like:
>
> ERROR: "__aeabi_uldivmod" [net/netfilter/xt_hashlimit.ko] undefined!
>
> The value of avg passed through by userspace in BYTE mode cannot exceed
> U32_MAX. Which means 64bit division in user2rate_bytes is unnecessary.
> To fix this I have changed the type of param 'user' to u32.
>
> Since anything greater than U32_MAX is an invalid input we error out in
> hashlimit_mt_check_common() when this is the case.
>
> Changes in v2:
> Making return type as u32 would cause an overflow for small
> values of 'user' (for example 2, 3 etc). To avoid this I bumped up
> 'r' to u64 again as well as the return type. This is OK since the
> variable that stores the result is u64. We still avoid 64bit
> division here since 'user' is u32.

Applied, thanks.

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