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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/37] drivers/net/wireless/libertas: Use kmemdup
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On Sat, 2010-05-15 at 23:12 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> From: Julia Lawall <julia@diku.dk>
>
> Use kmemdup when some other buffer is immediately copied into the
> allocated region.
>
> A simplified version of the semantic patch that makes this change is as
> follows: (http://coccinelle.lip6.fr/)
>
> // <smpl>
> @@
> expression from,to,size,flag;
> statement S;
> @@
>
> - to = \(kmalloc\|kzalloc\)(size,flag);
> + to = kmemdup(from,size,flag);
> if (to==NULL || ...) S
> - memcpy(to, from, size);
> // </smpl>
>
> Signed-off-by: Julia Lawall <julia@diku.dk>

Acked-by: Dan Williams <dcbw@redhat.com>

> ---
> drivers/net/wireless/libertas/if_usb.c | 6 ++----
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff -u -p a/drivers/net/wireless/libertas/if_usb.c b/drivers/net/wireless/libertas/if_usb.c
> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/libertas/if_usb.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/libertas/if_usb.c
> @@ -618,16 +618,14 @@ static void if_usb_receive_fwload(struct
> return;
> }
>
> - syncfwheader = kmalloc(sizeof(struct fwsyncheader), GFP_ATOMIC);
> + syncfwheader = kmemdup(skb->data + IPFIELD_ALIGN_OFFSET,
> + sizeof(struct fwsyncheader), GFP_ATOMIC);
> if (!syncfwheader) {
> lbs_deb_usbd(&cardp->udev->dev, "Failure to allocate syncfwheader\n");
> kfree_skb(skb);
> return;
> }
>
> - memcpy(syncfwheader, skb->data + IPFIELD_ALIGN_OFFSET,
> - sizeof(struct fwsyncheader));
> -
> if (!syncfwheader->cmd) {
> lbs_deb_usb2(&cardp->udev->dev, "FW received Blk with correct CRC\n");
> lbs_deb_usb2(&cardp->udev->dev, "FW received Blk seqnum = %d\n",




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