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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] staging: wilc1000: fix some endianness sparse warnings
On Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 09:32:50PM +0200, Thibaut Robert wrote:
> Le mercredi 30 mai 2018 à 14:17:25 (+0300), Dan Carpenter a écrit :
> > On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 09:11:43PM +0200, Thibaut Robert wrote:
> > > diff --git a/drivers/staging/wilc1000/wilc_wfi_cfgoperations.c b/drivers/staging/wilc1000/wilc_wfi_cfgoperations.c
> > > index e248702ee519..745bf5ca2622 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/staging/wilc1000/wilc_wfi_cfgoperations.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/staging/wilc1000/wilc_wfi_cfgoperations.c
> > > @@ -1431,7 +1431,7 @@ void wilc_wfi_p2p_rx(struct net_device *dev, u8 *buff, u32 size)
> > >
> > > freq = ieee80211_channel_to_frequency(curr_channel, NL80211_BAND_2GHZ);
> > >
> > > - if (!ieee80211_is_action(buff[FRAME_TYPE_ID])) {
> > > + if (!ieee80211_is_action(cpu_to_le16(buff[FRAME_TYPE_ID]))) {
> >
> > "buff" comes from the network, it's going to be little endian, not cpu
> > endian. The rest of the function treats it as CPU endian but I'm pretty
> > sure it's wrong...
> buff comes from the network but we are looking at single byte here.
> ieee80211_is_action expects an le16, so we I added this to extend an u8
> to an le16. Is this incorrect ?
>
> Or maybe we the buff has the second byte ? but that I can't tell.

You raise a good point that I hadn't seen. The original code is clearly
buggy. But your fix isn't correct either... The other thing to
consider is that cpu_to_le16() is basically a cast to u16 on x86 so it's
a no-op here.

Really the right thing is to not treat buff as an array of u8 but a
struct. The code assumes that frame_type is 0-255 but probably it's
supposed to go up to U16_MAX.

struct whatever {
__le16 frame_type;
...

There probably is already a struct like that, but I don't know what it
is. I don't know this code at all, I'm just guessing.

regards,
dan carpenter

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